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November 13, 2017

QF Partners with Torba Farmers Market

Qatar Foundation (QF) has partnered with Torba Farmers Market, a Qatar-based initiative that aims to deliver organic and locally-grown food and homemade products, to host a weekly market in Education City.
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Open to the public, the market will launch on November 16, 2017. It will be held at QF’s Ceremonial Court, accessible from gate 2, every Thursday from 9am-4pm and every Friday from 8am-11am and 2pm-5pm.

Mrs. Machaille Al-Naimi, President of Community Development, QF, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Torba Farmers Market. At QF we strive to ensure that sustainability is an integral part of the day-to-day lives of local residents, and this partnership will not only provide access to locally-grown produce, but also help promote the importance of healthy lifestyles.

“Community Development is at the heart of Qatar Foundation, and this initiative is a wonderful opportunity for us to foster social engagement while supporting local producers and farmers,” Mrs. Al-Naimi concluded.

The name ‘Torba’ is derived from Arabic, and means “the pure soil that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures.” A wide-range of fresh, locally-grown items will be on offer, including organic fruits and vegetables, homemade preserves, syrups, and butters, as well as handicrafts and gardening supplies.

Fatma Al-Khater, Founder of Torba Farmers Market, said: “We wanted to create an open-air, communal space for locals and visitors to come together with vendors, farmers, and producers. Torba Farmers Market, which will offer an array of artisan, organic, and locally-grown food and products, will serve as this platform. And Qatar Foundation’s Education City is the perfect location.”

Torba Farmers Market is a community-inspired initiative that is aimed at promoting organic, homegrown produce in a bid to create healthier, more active communities. It also helps to support local products and agriculture.

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