The word Torba is derived from Arabic, and means ‘the pure soil that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures’. 

Launched on 16 November, the Torba Farmers Market offers a wide-range of fresh, locally-grown items, including organic fruits and vegetables, homemade preserves, syrups, and nut butters, as well as handicrafts and gardening supplies.

Marhaba went down to Education City to explore! The Torba Farmers Market offers the opportunity for a great outing over the weekend – for the entire family. Stalls are set up around picnic tables that are quaintly decorated with a vase of baby’s breath giving the market a rustic feel.  We found not just fruit and vegetables but also a variety of homemade treats – from slices of pie to a selection of nut butters, healthy juices and salads, marshmallow jars and s’more kits, coffee and macrons and much more. For those of you on a gluten free or vegan diet crêpes were on offer. To get a feel of the market, scroll through the gallery below.

The Torba market is a popular destination and offers the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, after being cooped up all summer. The market creates a sense of community as small businesses and home-based entrepreneurs come together to create this wonderful space.

The Torba Farmer’s Market is hosted by Qatar Foundation and can be found in the Ceremonial Court which is accessible from Gate 2. Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, Friday 8 am – 11 am, 2 pm – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Tip: Carry cash, but if you forget, don’t worry there is a mobile ATM on site.