Smileing Dawn Organic
By Chloe Huang
Translated by S. Ying
503, LiMing Rd, Sec 2, Nantun Dist
Hours: Fridays 8 am-1 pm
Maple Valley Park
Cash only. Parking available.
Opened in December, 2013, this more modern farmers' market follows popular healthy-eating and organic trends, and many local residents visit on Fridays to buy organic produce from around central Taiwan. This in turn has become a community event as vendors and residents have developed friendships among themselves. The vendors also share their cooking tips, explain the origins of farm produce, provide a wide variety of food samples, and sell household items as well as organic tea leaves. Every market seller here is quite friendly, making this a great place to visit for a stroll around the grassy venue on a nice sunny day.
Left: Fresh vegetables are shipped directly from farms.
Medium: Visitors can enjoy fruit samples.
Right: This market features bright, spacious