Started by Tanya Kane and Surabhi Ganguly (aka The Wagabond Chefs), they found that cooking with and using organic/sustainable produce involved a lot of time spent sourcing these ingredients and things. They figured that in order to get people to make the switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, they would have to bring together both producers, and consumers – under one roof!
The CoCo Market started in Pashan last June with hardly 12 vendors, and have grown so in-demand that they now host a second monthly market in Koregaon Park, with almost twice the number of stalls they started with! Surabhi tells us that changing your lifestyle is just a matter of finding and knowing your alternate sources. She and Tanya have personally curated the vendors themselves – some are farmers, some are aggregators, and some are producers who make and sell their own products – and you can be sure that everything here is sustainably grown/sourced. Eating organic or living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean cutting out the things you like – it simply means finding more natural/conscious alternatives!
For example, you’ll find beautiful hand-picked heirloom vegetables from Shashwat Organics; home-grown ghee, jaggery, and butter from Two Brothers Farms; natural-made curated cheese by The Cheese House; honey made locally from seasonal flowering plants (coriander, fennel, jamun, etc.) by 7 Seeds; organic sourdough bread made by The Wagabond Chefs themselves, as well as beauty products from Little Owlettes Cosmetics and much more.
Not limited to food (organic groceries, pasta, grains, chemical-free dairy products, etc.) – there are also plenty of lifestyle products you can find here, like books, stationery, bags, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, cleaning supplies, and even vermi-compost and manure for your home garden!