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Come June 10th, and we will be back at Lifepro Fitness Club, Panchavati, Pashan – setting up and running the 13th Pashan edition of The CoCo Market. A year has gone by, and the very first market in June 2017 is still so fresh and distinct in our memory. When Tanya and I started the market last year, we spent days brainstorming and reaching out to farmers, producers and growers, trying to tell them what we had in mind with our monthly market and trying to get them on board. Was it good karma or pure coincidence that we found so many like minded people…more

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On Sunday, after we wrapped up the market, between conversations of how to spread the word and get more people to visit so that we can really create an impact and bring change in Pune, both of us decided to go visit another market. This one was associated with a mall, and we are always skeptical about such associations. Let’s face it, a mall isn’t the most sustainable space around! But a champion in the field of upcycling had once made a valid point, she said when you are in the mall you get to influence people who normally may not even think about sustainability…more

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We must have discussed the idea a couple of times – driving down to Goa for a hands on course on the art of sourdough bread from the very entertaining Sujit Sumitran. We also though this would be a great experience to look up on Rosie and Peter, and see for ourselves if the beautiful pictures they put up on their Instagram feed do any justice to the food forest they have created around their home. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for this idle idea to turn to reality, and we found ourselves tripping towards Goa in my reliable Skoda Fabia (which I absolutely love,…more