The Tong Chong Street Market Pop-Up Farmers’ Stall is one of the many initiatives launched by Swire Properties to engage local communities. The goal of these tailor-made events is to make the company’s portfolios the ideal places to live, work and stay. This “placemaking” initiative is part of Swire Properties’ new sustainable development (SD) 2030 Strategy, which aims to enhance the company’s SD capabilities across all of its businesses around the world. Swire Properties developed this new strategy with the vision of becoming the leading SD performer in its industry, globally by 2030.
For more details, please visit http://www.swireproperties.com/en/sustainability.aspx
Charity Pop-up Coffee Stall – Every Wednesday
This September, to celebrate the local coffee culture and promote sustainability, we have invited Alfred Kwok, the winner of the World Aeropress Championship (HK) 2017, to come every Wednesday in September from 12 - 6pm to brew coffee for all of you. The talented barista will introduce a different type of locally roasted coffee beans each week and all proceeds will go to support Food Angel. Don’t forget to bring your own cup to support zero waste or feel free to get your FoFo Cup from Be Nice to Life—our sustainability partner!
Lunchtime Green Workshops
– Every Tuesday – Thursday
Starting from 13 September, Tong Chong Street Market and social enterprise—Rooftop Republic will be hosting two green workshops on how to use and cultivate microgreens and the making of your own refreshing mocktail with organic herbs at The Loop, the sustainable development exhibition centre in the heart of Taikoo Place.
Time: 12:45-13:15 – ‘Grow Your Own Microgreens’
13:30-14:00 – ‘A Perfect Lunchtime with Mocktail’
Venue: The Loop and Tong Chong Street Market Pop-up Farmers’ Stall
About Farmer's Stall
This summer, Taikoo Place launches the Tong Chong Street Market Pop-up Farmers’ Stall to bring locally grown and seasonal produce to the city. From 25 July to 29 September at 12 to 6pm on weekdays, working professionals in the Quarry Bay area and the neighbourhood can shop for sustainable foods from local farms outside Dorset House, Taikoo Place. Encouraging communities to embrace a balanced and organic lifestyle, nutritious lunchboxes made with locally sourced ingredients and designed by celebrity chefs will be served on specific days.
Feel inspired as you get up close and personal with the farmers and renowned chefs to hear more about the latest culinary trends. Doris Wong, Hilda Leung and Gabriel Choy will team up with local farmers to create dishes that are locally grown, organic and delicious! Simple, yet affordable, these freshly prepared meals will be available exclusively at the farmers stall during 12:30-2pm on 15, 22 and 29 August.
Committed to promoting a zero-waste lifestyle, Taikoo Place has collaborated with Food Angel, a food rescue and food assistance program on the mission to educate the communities to "Waste Not, Hunger Not" by preserving natural resources on earth. To support the programme, lunchboxes can be purchased for HK$50 or more, where all proceeds will go to Food Angel. In addition, only eco-friendly containers and utensils will be used.
Special arrangement during rainstorms and typhoons
Tong Chong Street Market Pop-up Farmers’ Stall will be cancelled if at 7:30am on weekdays, Typhoon 8 or above, Red or Black rainstorm warning is in effect, or Hong Kong Observatory announces that it will take effect later that day. Pop up stalls will be closed immediately after any of the mentioned signals announced during the event.