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Welcome to Good Market

Good Market is a platform that makes it easier to find and connect with social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, civic organizations, networks, and changemakers who are creating a better world.

The goal is to catalyze the transition to a new economy by increasing the visibility of the movement, making it easier for people to get involved, and facilitating trade, collaboration, and collective action.

 

WHY

An economy that is good for people and good for the planet.

HOW

Curation and connection

WHAT

A digital commons that makes it easier to find, connect, and exchange with other participants in the new economy

Good Market weekly marketplace events

Good Market started weekly marketplace events in Sri Lanka as a way of testing the curation process and the concept. Interested consumers and social entrepreneurs volunteered their time to help find a venue, identify potential vendors, review applications, and spread the word. Approved vendors pre-paid for their stalls, and these funds were used to cover venue costs and all event logistics. The response exceeded expectations. The plan was to have 10 to 15 vendors, but the weekly event started in December 2012 with 33 stalls, and it rapidly expanded from there.

Weekly marketplace events feature fresh organic fruits and vegetables, natural food and snacks, ethical fashion, toys, and housewares, non-toxic home and garden supplies, natural personal care products, live music, kids programs, and more from Good Market approved farmers, social enterprises, responsible businesses, and voluntary initiatives. Come out and show your support for the community!

Organic Participatory Guarantee System

 

In a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS), producers and consumers volunteer their time to maintain standards and systems, inspect farms, and ensure that products are organic. Learn more. The goal is to keep costs down and make organic food more accessible and affordable. PGS can also serve as a stepping-stone for small-scale farmers and make it easier for them to get third-party certification for export in the future.

Good Market has incubated an Organic Participatory Guarantee System in Sri Lanka that is recognized by IFOAM Organics International. Learn more. If you are in Sri Lanka and want to get involved, you can contact the PGS Coordinator at +94 773 772122 or pgs@goodmarket.lk.

Retail Outlets

 

Looking for organic and natural food in Sri Lanka? Want to support local social enterprises and responsible businesses? The Good Market shops offer organic fresh produce and natural food, body, home, and garden products from more than 130 Good Market approved enterprises. They operate as not-for-profit social enterprises. Stop by and show your support for the community!

Open every day from 8 am to 8 pm next to the National Library at 14 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 & Jetwing Blue , Negambo

Online Platform

 

There are Good Market approved enterprises working on farming, food, and fashion, energy and waste management, conservation and restoration, health, education, software, finance, business services, and media.

There are restaurants, retail outlets, coworking spaces, and ecovillages, artists and musicians, service clubs, advocacy groups, and more.

Are you part of an initiative that prioritizes people and planet? Have something to offer?

It’s free to be Good Market approved, have a public profile in the directory, and add to the marketplace.

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