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Observing your Etiquette at the Organic Farmers Market

Good etiquette whenever you visit a place is one of the ways to ensure that you have a nice experience. Most people rarely think of their manners when they go to the market, hence they are most likely not aware or ignorant about the mannerisms. Here are some few reflective lenses for you:

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Live Love Organic

Purdy Arms Restaurant in Karen is host to the organic Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m. Vendors arrive as early as 8:00a.m to step up and be ready by 9:00a.m in preparation for their clients. Considering some of the customers prefer to be at the market before 9:00a.m, the vendors are always ready to accommodate them.  Fullscreen capture 1282016 94632 AM.bmp

The variety of products at the farmers market ensures that you will get numerous. Some of the organic produce readily available at the farmers market include:

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Mary Wambui Mugo Profile

At the age of 72, Mary Wambui Mugo, has defied the odds to be one of the oldest farmers at the Purdy Arms Organic Farmers Market.  Every Saturday she braves the morning weather to be at the market by 9:00 a.m.  Having been a farmer since 1962, Mugo decided to shift to organic farming five years ago, and has been participating at the organic farmers market for five years now, which has been profitable enough to sustain her through the years. Before she made the shift to personally use organic products, Mugo says she used to get admitted to the hospital for long periods of time.  All that changed once she decided to reap the nutritious benefits of organic produce from her farm, she says she has strength in her body and has seen reduced trips to the hospital.

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Her knowledge on organic farming is vast, having learnt all about it for more than five years and received a certificate on completion. Situated in Dagoretti, she has a plot which is divided in four and among the things she grows includes: Spinach, bananas, butter nut, sukuma wiki (kales,) carrots, tomatoes, cabbages, cucumber, beans, celery, coriander, beans, sweet potato, African nightshade commonly referred to as Managu. She is in charge of her own farm and her grand children help in tilling, weeding and harvesting. Mugo’s biggest client is the Kenya Children’s Home (KCH) that purchases organic produce worth more than KES 35000 from different organic vendors. Most of her clients at the farmers market are people who have decided to shift to a healthier choice.

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