Bo.lan, Bangkok’s most earth-minded Thai restaurant, emerged during the slow food movement with a focus on sustainability. The menu includes some of the freshest, most organic produce available in Thailand, not to mention some of the most rare and interesting ingredients.
Through Bo.lan’s new monthly program, Eat Responsibly Day, the public is given access to the farmers and suppliers who stock Bo.lan’s kitchen with eco-friendly fare. To promote responsible eating Bo.lan will set up a farmers market tomorrow morning March 3rd at their Sukhumvit 26 location. The chefs from Bo.lan will be on hand to educate everyone on the subject of sustainability, and how our eating habits affect everything around us.
In a city where fresh produce is sold on every corner it might be hard to get excited for a farmers market—but this is a different kind of market. Products like organic rice from Raitong farms and Khao Koonnatham from TV Burapha will be available, as well as special herbal oils and books about traditional Thai dishes. Guests are also treated to a special perk: Free seeds to grow their own plants like sticky corn and purple snake beans.
There’s only one small catch: shoppers are asked to bring their own re-useable shopping bag to avoid the use of harmful plastics.