SATURDAY GOOD MARKET
The Saturday Good Market event is open from 10 am to 8 pm (rain or shine!) in the Nuga Tree Car Park at the Colombo Racecourse. The stall layout is online here.
10 am to 1 pm - Gammadda launch event at the Good Market!
Gammadda is a volunteer-driven rural development movement started by News 1st and the Capital Maharaja Group. Starting this week, they will be bringing the "village center" to the Saturday Good Market. Don't miss the community space under the nuga tree for live entertainment, discussions on social and environmental issues, radio and TV broadcasts and much more.
10 am to 1 pm - Self Defense for Girls and Women Signup
Mantra Life Center will be taking registrations for their self defense workshop run by Tithira Hiranjith Perera on Saturday August 19th from 3 to 5:30 pm at 9 Thanthri Mawatha, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte. Tithira is a leading instructor for Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the workshop will help women get in touch with their personal strength and power so they can respond to dangerous situations with confidence. No prior martial arts experience necessary. All fitness levels welcome. Sign up with them before 1pm at the Saturday Good Market for 20% off the Rs. 3000/= fee.
1 pm to 2 pm - Gammadda videos, discussions and filming for Pathikada show
2 pm to 3 pm - Discussion with Kanchana Weerakoon from ECO-V on Living with Nature
3 pm to 4 pm - Highlighting Good Market vendors
4 pm to 5 pm - Open mic
5 pm to 6 pm - Live music by Richard Kenny
6 pm to 8 pm - Open mic, live music, and Gammadda videos
New vendor, Lime Plain Tea joins the Saturday Good Market this week with the first volume of their crowd sourced poetry collection as well as delicious lime plain tea to sip while browsing the book, chatting with the creators and other visitors and maybe even sharing your own words. Visit them for a cuppa and a chat at stall B3
Warna Products is new to the Good Market community and brings a collection of handloom items and home decor in stall A3
Craftellaa Peg Dolls is back with their range of handpainted peg doll cake toppers, key tags. Talk to them in stall E3 for custom wedding cake toppers and party favours.
Check out the selection of wood crafted tableware, accessories, signage and more by eyecatching in stall E5 at the Saturday Good Market
Visit Secret Garden in stall B1 for a pot or two of succulents, cacti, aloes, dyckias and more!
Organico Guru is offering 20% off on Thomas Chipman Organic Potato chips with Rosemary & Thyme in stall D3
Visit Dr. PPARs in stall D9 for their vegan nutritional supplements made from microalgae and grape extract
Ceylon Art Gallery in stall A8 will have a selection of artwork inspired by Sri Lankan rural living. Did you know they have a online store where you can order their artwork?
You can also find vendors with all-natural body care products, ethical clothing and shoes, responsibly sourced gem and silver jewellery, hand-crafted accessories, toys and arts and crafts, linens, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, all-natural spices, fresh juices and local pickles, ready-to-eat food for dine-in and take-away and more.
GOOD MARKET SHOP
The Good Market organic and natural food shop operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise and has products from more than 70 Good Market approved vendors. It is located across the street from the Saturday Good Market in the Lakpahana Courtyard and is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm.
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