Travel, Food, and Hobbies

Around Nairobi: The Artisanal Market.

My lovely sister and I took some much needed time out to visit one of Nairobi’s newest flea markets dubbed the Artisanal market held on the 5th of September.

THE MARKET.

This market is held every first Saturday of the month from 9 am-4 pm at The Adventure Farm in Karen. The farm is located on Rhino Park Road just a few meters off Dagoretti Road.

The word ‘Artisanal ‘ means relating to or characteristic of an artisan. Well, I must say the vendors present created a very artistic impression of the market. All vendors offered handcrafted or organic products.

We were immediately attracted to a particular vendor who we had seen on social media pages a few times. Akusi Organics(https://www.instagram.com/akusiorganics/) They make skincare products that are all natural, handmade, paraben free and, eczema friendly.

If you read my article http://nginaspeaks.co.ke/2020/08/26/the-dirty-dozen-12-toxic-ingredients-to-avoid-in-your-beauty-products/ then you would see why we were excited about viewing their products. We had a thousand and one questions but we ended up buying a few of their products which I will review in my next article.

Next, we visited the Sweet Art Kenya https://www.instagram.com/sweetartke/ They are gourmet, handmade chocolatiers. Oooooh and let me tell you the flavours were absolutely delicious. We especially loved the pistachio flavour. I got to buy for my daughters a bar of their milk and cookies flavour.

Other vendors present that day that were appealing to us were Mokomaya https://www.instagram.com/_mokomaya/ who make handmade crafts such as coasters and decorative bottles.

Willow Bough https://www.instagram.com/willowbough_interiors/ was a vendor that also caught our attention. They make custom carpentry in limited edition. Their stuff looks bomb!

Asili Cereals https://www.instagram.com/asilicereals/ was also present and you know I love me some gluten-free, healthy food. They sell everything from granola to cookies which I absolutely loved.

THE FARM.

The setting for the Artisanal Market was the Adventure Farm. This is a working farm. They have an array of domesticated animals such as pigs, duck, cows, and rabbits. They also farm an extensive variety of vegetables.

The farm has a great open space, where the market was held, a playground for children, and a farm shop. The shop sells natural produce, fresh juice, jams, ice cream that included a vegan range of soberts and non-milk gelato. they also sell organically fed pork chops, spare ribs, and catfish fillet.

At the farm shop, one can purchase a Nutribasket that contains various vegetables with prices ranging from Kshs.1450 to 2500. They also have delivery options for all their products.

The thing I loved most about the Adventure farm is that it is open for private hire. they can organize children’s birthday parties and tours of the farm at costs ranging from Kshs.600-1500. The tours may include the use of their playground, animal trail, orchid tour, learning about recycling and sustainability, arts and crafts, and lunch.

Their social media handle is https://www.instagram.com/adventurefarmke/ and for any bookings you can call Lucy on +254 724 971 636.

My sister and I had a great time here with lots selfies and videos taken in a beautiful, fresh air, outdoor environment.

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