Every Saturday during the winter season people of Bahrain gather together at the Budaiya farmers market to pick up fresh produce and eat some good food. The market is held at the Budaiya Botanical Garden with working hours from 8 am – 2 pm. The entry is free.
Since we moved to Bahrain this is our second season shopping at the market and it has become our favourite thing to do. The market is not only perfect for buying fresh produce but also is an excellent place for a family gathering and a picnic. If you want to put your hands on the some freshly cooked breakfast food, I recommend you to go there early in the morning, as by lunchtime most of the meals are already sold out. At the entry, you will be provided with a cart to put your purchases in, but I strongly recommend you to bring your own reusable shopping bags to avoid using plastic ones that are also available there. Check out my video from one of our mornings at the market, I hope it will give you some idea of how easy and fun eco-friendly shopping can be!