A new farmers’ market opened up in the centre of Chiang Mai in December 2014. The market takes place every Friday in the attractive garden area of the library which is attached to the Chiang Mai Historical Centre and Museum. This is behind the Three Kings Monument in the middle of the old town area. Although there is no shortage of things to do in Chiang Mai, this family-friendly weekly market provides something different for the centre of the city and already seems to be proving popular with a good mix of locals and tourists supporting the event.
Good food is just one of the features of the market, with the weekly event also helping to showcase local artists and musicians. With handicraft stalls, homemade products and live music, the Friday farmers’ market is a pleasant way to while away a few hours in the middle of the old town area of Chiang Mai.
With the emphasis on local organic produce, organisers want to encourage visitors to be eco-friendly and shoppers are actively encouraged to bring their own bags (and containers too if possible). Please also note that smoking and alcohol are prohibited at the market.
Timings seem to be flexible with the Chiang Mai Friday Farmers’ Market originally advertised to open from 14.00-18.00. At the time of writing, the market is open every Friday from 12.00-18.00 with live music performances from 15.00-18.00.