Last Sunday we experienced not just an organic marketplace, but a vibrant community engagement of sustainable living. A couple weeks back we joined the green market in Publika hosted by EcoKnights, and thanks to the initiative we were discovered by the organizers of Mari Market.

Image of the Mari Market Poster in a wooden frame.

Mari Market showed us what it meant to WALK the talk. From the venue, set-up, vendors, selling requirements and all the small details that gave a humbling, wholesome experience as a whole.  Participating was more then just selling but par taking in a responsible and conscious lifestyle and community which was a beautiful experience.

Check out at what went down below!

Image of the author manning her booth
Hey it’s us, Real.m!
Nothing fancy but it was all we needed.

Image of big crowd in an indoor hall browsing through dozens of eco booths

The crowd started picking up as early as 10am and it just kept on growing by the hour. We were impressed by the community of unfamiliar faces and to know they were there to support the cause.

Image of crates of recycled bags under a pole with attached poster promoting their use.
Vendors were asked to prepare recycled paper bags as shopping bags and they even had little stations which provided more for the customers.

Image of Peshtemal towels on the Real.m boothMari recycle!

Image of Just Life cafe booth.

Just Life Café selling a vegetarian meal of brown rice, a piece of tofu and cooked lettuce. RM15 per plate. So simple and basic but so good (taste wise and for the health)!

Image of a exhibitor preparing an organic vegetarian food

Yes, all meals sold at this market were 100% organic and vegetarian.

Image of an empty table with 4 stools with poster in the background says "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Image of the eating area at the market.
Indoor eating area with stools covered in old recycled cloth.

Image of hanging baskets consist of a bundle of yarns and flowers.

Image of two kids having fun in the market.

Image of a booth in the market selling ice cream and herbs

Image of menu for Organic Indian Food
Type of goods sold there.

Image of a door curtain made of recycled material.
More recycled cloth. I mean…let’s go outside!

Image of a booth selling organic produce.

Image of organic Bunga Kantan or Torch Ginger.
Fresh organic farmed produce! Gotta love it.

Image of the Kids Area with rows of table in classroom setting.
Colorful Kids tent where painting and hand pottery classes were held.

Image of the DJ booth Image of a poster showing the DJ name, Public School.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the hall, picnic goers enjoyed feel good tunes by Public School.

Image of the Picnic Area showing crowds relaxing under a tent.

All we could say is that it was a Sunday well spent! Until next time Mari Market. We will be back FOR SURE!

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