Centenary Farmer’s Market gets a face lift

Thimphu, as our capital, must become a model city that all Bhutanese can take pride in.

STAFF REPORTER
Thimphu

The Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) stands as an important landmark of capital Thimphu, and a community space with historic and cultural value.

It has potential to become a place not only for farmers to bring their produce to the biggest market in Bhutan, but also serve as a community space for families to spend happy moments, elevating the experience of buying food.

In order to materialize this some vendors from the first floor and a few from the ground floor of the market have moved to a new location while the Thimphu Greening Initiative team works on refurbishing the CFM.

Even though it’s temporary, the new space is clean and lovely, with taps, well-displayed produce, mini gardens, and shady areas for people to rest.

The whole space exudes the charm of a farmers’ market, and helps create a better experience for shoppers while allowing the vendors, who spend all day with their produce, be more comfortable.

This is the goal for the CFM, where the team is busy at work.

The Thimphu Greening Initiative is a collaboration between the De-suung , Thimphu Thromde and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan to create beautiful green spaces in our capital city.

This initiative is inspired by and in obedience to His Majesty The King’s vision, as commanded at the initiation of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition: “Where we live must be clean, safe, well-organized, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future. This too is nation-building.”

Thimphu, as our capital, must become a model city that all Bhutanese can take pride in.

This initiative is an inspiration for us all, to contribute in our own ways towards creating spaces where we can live, work, raise families, and build communities, with pride and happiness.