6 pop up markets to check out when you are in Goa

Pop up markets are a great way to feel the pulse of a place. Here are a few, where you can sample great food and enjoy good music, while you browse through a whole range of handmade items and more.
From organic veggies to homemade local fare, a variety of things are on sale at pop up markets
From organic veggies to homemade local fare, a variety of things are on sale at pop up marketsGomantak Times

There are times when you want to shop, or maybe just browse around, hoping to find something unique, but don’t quite know where to look. Well, a pop up market just might be the place for you. Head for these markets, you never know what you might find!


WHERE: Dasya Counselling and Retreat Centre, Porvorim

WHEN: Most Sundays (The next market to watch out for is on December 19, 2021)

TIMINGS: 4 am to 9 pm

HIGHLIGHTS: Handmade and homemade items, lovely music, local vendors, a great place for a family outing

This market is the brainchild of Fr Gregory Noronha, and aims to give a platform to entrepreneurs who want to showcase their products, but don’t have an outlet, or store, of their own. This market is organized by Katja Grew, originally from Denmark, and residing in Goa for the last 29 years. She also curates the Goa Collective Bazaar, Vagator.

MORE INFO: https://instagram.com/dasyafamilyflea?utm_medium=copy_link


DATE: Every Friday

VENUE: Hilltop, Vagator

TIMINGS: 5 pm to 2 am

HIGHLIGHTS: Food, clothes, face painting, accessories, kids’ corner, unique fashion and craft, brands, live music, DJs, cocktail bar, ‘healing’ area

CONTACT: +91 7774993100


The Goa Collective Bazaar, Vagator
The Goa Collective Bazaar, VagatorGomantak Times


DATE: December 19, 2021

VENUE: COOJ Foundation, Bastora

TIMINGS: 11 am to 8 pm

HIGHLIGHTS: Food, pre-loved items, Christmas décor item, dreamcatchers, plants, paintings, games, dance and drawing competitions for kids, salad making competition for couples and fancy dress for kids and seniors. The event is a fundraiser for individuals with psychological difficulties. Clients at COOJ, who suffer from various psycho-social disabilities such as anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, depression, motor issues, speech difficulties, dementia, etc prepare the Christmas décor which will be sold at the COOJ stall in addition to the other stalls.

CONTACT: +918007546660


DATE: Every Friday, starting January 7, 2022

VENUE: The Rejuvenation Center, Candolim

TIMINGS: 4 pm to 6 pm

HIGHLIGHTS: Fresh organic vegetables, saplings, herbal supplements, natural body products, home products, bio-degradable products, etc. There is also a jumble sale counter where you can give away stuff and also find useful things for yourself at throwaway prices.

This market was started in 2015 by Daryl D’Souza, an engineer, holistic practitioner, farmer, environmentalist, ambassador of VeganNation, founder of Earth Keepers Connect, and convener of the New Earth Summit, in order to provide natural food and home products to people, as well as helping people connect with natural healers/therapists, and to build community awareness and togetherness through an exchange of knowledge and ideas about an organic way of life that promotes personal wellness and wellness in society.

CONTACT: +91 9821758877



5. Okapi’s Farmers market

DATE: Starts January 2022

VENUE: Okapi Vegan Kitchen, Aldona

TIMINGS: 9 am to 2 pm

HIGHLIGHTS: Eco-conscious household products such as kombucha, mitticool clay pots, organic groceries, bamboo brushes, soaps, steel straws, plants, spreads, and more.

This market is run by Mahi Baid and her business partner, Aarti Sinha, both of who run the Okapi Vegan Kitchen.

CONTACT: +91 9913099125


DATE: Monthly market, starting January 2022

TIMINGS: 9 am to 1 pm

VENUE: Near St Alex Church, Curtorim

HIGHLIGHTS: Homemade pickles, masalas, carpentry, handicrafts, crochet, bottle painting, etc

This market was started by a group of like-minded individuals with the support of parish priest Fr. Joseph Salema, from Curtorim, in order to strengthen the rural economy and help the vendors from Curtorim to showcase their products. The market began as a virtual market on social media and as the pandemic restrictions were relaxed, physical monthly markets began in September 2021. So far, three markets have been held. The market aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to sell their products during times of job loss, so as to rekindle bonds and preserve the integrity and traditions.

CONTACT: +91 9820039557/9850469293


Curtorcho Maand, Curtorim
Curtorcho Maand, CurtorimGomantak Times

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