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Farmer’s market brings together local producers for a cause

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A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)
AMMAN — A farmers' market held every Saturday is bringing together local businesses and selling organic products and produce, natural beauty products, food, and handicrafts.اضافة اعلان


A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)

“The garden hosts a weekly public Saturday Market, where organic products, handicrafts, and compost from local women and businesses are sold,” said Zein Bakhit, one of the founders of the organization that started the market, the Nour Al-Barakah Organization.

Nour Al-Barakah is a nonprofit and was founded in 2009 with the aim of giving young adults with intellectual disabilities a space to interact with peers in a safe, recreational, and structured environment. “We give young individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to socialize and improve their skills while also helping to create a more environmentally friendly atmosphere,” Bakhit said.


A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)

Bakhit told Jordan News that the market is open from 10am to 3pm, March to December each year, and it features women and small business owners a place to promote their products.

Fadwa Al-Madmouj, an agricultural engineer at Mujeb Organic Farm told Jordan News that Mujeb's participation in the market was mostly for the purpose of promotion, but it has also allowed customers to learn more about their organic vegetables and other products.

“There is a great demand for people to buy and visit the market,” Madmouj said.


A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)

Sarah Abu Soud, an agricultural engineer at Qout, said that the market aims to support people with special needs, support local products and handicrafts, and thus support the entire local community.



A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)

“The market showcases local products and handicrafts for the women from the local community, and Quot provides the home’s handmade foods.” Abu Soud said, adding that since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been more demand for the market’s products.

Nour Al-Barakah, located near Princess Iman Public Garden, utilizes environmental activities to help improve the skills of beneficiaries.



A photo collection from a weekly farmers market hosted by the Nour Al-Barakah Organization. The organization works to help those with mental disabilities. (Photos: Huda Dabeet/Jordan News)

An eco-friendly multi-use facility and a meeting area were erected as part of the organization's activities, and they utilized recycled materials such as tires, wooden platforms, and plastic and glass bottles in the building process. Organic farming is practiced in a section of the garden, where herbs and vegetables are planted, and recycling, composting, and manufacturing handicrafts take place, according to Bakhit.

“Noor Al-Barakah rebuilt the garden to include a building for arts and crafts, and other activities, as well as a soccer field for sports and an organic garden with its organic compost system, and many facilities that were created through recycling,” Bakhit said.

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