Rainfall and sunshine grow a lot of things that do a body good, and Chiang Mai is home to many people that know how to grow them just right. Brought to you by love, care and diligence, are these seven toxic-free organic markets that offer you all of the good stuff, with none of the bad.
Jing Jai organic market
All health lovers should make sure to visit this great source of everything organic on Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Local produce and pre-cooked food is on sale, and everything is guaranteed to be toxic free. Don’t forget your own bag!
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 5am – 10am
JJ Market Chiang Mai, Zone C
Chiang Mai Organic Home
A great place to pop into on your way home for that fresh sprig of parsley or that super crispy salad. All products are made and sold by local farmers, and a wide range of foods are on sale, from herbs and vegetables to eggs, rice and cooked meals ready to go. You canalso buy plants to make your own organic garden.
Open daily 1pm – 6pm
Outer Ring Road, 2km from Ton Payom Market
Dara Academy Organic Market
This market is a small organic market situated in a school canteen. Fresh vegetables, locally cooked food and delicious Thai desserts are easily found every Wednesday afternoon. A great place for both children and families to explore the world of organic produce and great for all who pass by, as it is open to the public too.
Open Wednesdays, 2am – 5pm
Dara Academy Canteen, Kaewnawarat Road
Puttisopon School Organic Market
On Fridays, it is Puttisopon School’s turn to host their very own organic market. With a wide range of choices such as Thai food, local desserts and healthy snacks, trying to keep the school kids off sugar is easier than ever before. Parents, teachers, children and passersby snap up these delicious organic treats quickly, so get there early! Farmers at the market also are happy to talk on how to start your own organic garden, if you are so inclined.
Open Fridays 2pm – 5pm
Puttisopon School, Ratchamankha Road
Kaad Noi BA
Kaad Noi means ‘small market’ in the Northern dialect, and this is what the Business Agriculture Faculty has named their market, selling all kinds of seasonal produce right in the middle of Maejo University. Both students and farmers sell their wares, so it is a great place to visit if you wish to also support the local future farmers of Chiang Mai.
Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11am – 5pm
Faculty of Business Agriculture, Maejo University
Nakornping Hospital Organic Market
Where better to get healthy food, than in a hospital. The Nakornping hospital hosts a large organic market in the Mae Rim district, bringing organic produce and food from all across the province. Clothes and other wares are also available, and the earlier you get there, the more there is on offer.
Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7am – 3pm
Nakornping Hospital, Mae Rim
Chiang Mai City Hall Organic Market
Although small, Chiang Mai City Hall organic market is not to be forgotten, selling various kinds of organic products every day. Look out for it in the early afternoon, next to the provincial office. All vendors wear unique blue shirts, so spotting them is not difficult. Vegetables, fruits, rice, eggs and all kinds of foods are on sale here, mostly from farms in the Mae Taeng district.
Open daily, 7am – 5pm
Chiang Mai City Hall