It is possible to diversify our economy so as to provide for many of our needs from sources relatively close to home, thereby helping us to cut our carbon emissions. This will build a more secure and sustainable balance between trade and local production, and create employment opportunities and stronger bonding within the community.
Central Farmers’ Market
Since 2005, the KFBG has played an active role in setting up farmers' markets in Hong Kong. A farmers' market provides an alternative market place for local organic producers to communicate with, and sell their produce directly to, consumers. Creating mutual understanding and support between producers and consumers brings social and educational benefits, as well as improving the livelihood of local food producers and encouraging more people to become farmers.
Today there are six regular or short-term farmers' markets organised at localities in the New Territories, Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island. Shopping for your food from these markets is the simplest way to show your support for localising the food system.
KFBG organizes the Central Farmers’ Market every Sunday, on the ground floor betwwen Piers 7 and 8. KFBG has a strick set of rules on what constitutes an organic and sustainable farm. KFBG expert staff visit each farm that applies to sell at the Central Farmers' Market to inspect their premises and growing process; only those that pass this test are allowed to sell at the Market.
The Green Hub at the Old Tai Po Police Station has a community shop, which is a platform for local products, and Farmers' Market