Starting November 1st, the Qout Farmer's Market will be held on top the Arraya Parking Lot in Kuwait City every first Saturday of each month. It presents a great array of organic, artisanal food that greeted us on our first venture there.
There are small boutique restaurants and sole proprietor vendors selling and sampling wonderful cuisine, both regional and international. All made fresh locally, with local produce. And many of the vendors were not only using fresh products, but organic and gluten free, no preservatives, and wonderful mixtures of local spices and flavors.
The Qout market is named after the Arabic word qout which is translated to food. This market evolved from the farmer’s market project that was part of the Middle-East Africa Active Citizen Summit in 2012. This is a local/regional artisans and farmer’s market, and is in part an educational tool. The displays of home grown fresh produce and homemade breads, cheeses, honey, jams, and other delicacies is rich in flavors and local traditions. Some blend nutritional concepts, such as gluten-free and sugar-free and other dietary considerations, making this nutritional and educational as well as a culinary delight. There were also many handicraft items for sale, including recycled products made into beautiful baskets and bags. There were homemade soaps, crafts, and candles. The Qout Market will be back in the fall. We will be there to cover it again, and be sure to let you know when this is back, as it is a great day out in Q8.