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Sunday Good Market at Jetwing Beach Araliya car park from December 5

Starting Sunday, December 5, the Good Market will be expanding to the Jetwing Beach Araliya car park, Negombo.

The new Sunday Good Market will feature 30 stalls with certified organic produce, natural food and snacks, eco-friendly household products, handmade crafts, live music, kids programs and other special events. It will be open each week from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Jetwing Beach Araliya car park, Negombo.

As a second destination after Colombo, the Good Market has decided to come to Negombo as there are many requests from a number of entrepreneurs and conscious consumers who want Good Market to be in their city. The Good Market believes that opening in Negombo will create better opportunities for responsible entrepreneurs in Negombo trying to do “good for people and good for the planet”.

Like the Saturday Good Market at the Nuga Tree car park at Racecourse Colombo 07, the Sunday Good Market will continue to highlight the Negombo enterprises, and new businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Jetwing a Good Market approved vendor will provide the venue for the Sunday Good Market. Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. Their sustainability strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, Biodiversity, Community & Culture, Sourcing & Production and Family. Jetwing prioritizes in-house production and sources directly from local farmers, fishers, artisans and businesses with shared values.

They are working towards carbon neutrality by improving energy efficiency and transitioning to renewable energy. Jetwing Hotels is a patron member of Biodiversity Sri Lanka, a member of CSR Sri Lanka and a signatory to the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism.

The Good Market highlights products that are “good for the people and good for the planet.” Sri Lanka has many organic farmers, social enterprises and responsible businesses that are creating products and services that are eco-friendly, socially responsible and healthy. It also has many well-educated consumers that want to feed their families natural and organic food and choose products that match their values. The Good Market was started as a place for these two groups to come together.

The Good Market is a curated event, which means all vendors go through an application and review process to ensure they meet Good Market standards. The market started as a small volunteer-driven initiative in December 2012 with 32 approved vendors. There are now more than 2000 approved vendors across Sri Lanka and the globe.

Good Market events are structured to cover costs so that the market is sustainable, but not profit-making. Stall fees are kept as low as possible to reduce the entry barrier for rural producers, small enterprises and new businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible. The Good Market is registered as a Guarantee Limited Company and operates as a mission-driven social enterprise.

The Good Market is also open every Saturday from 9AM to 5PM at the Nuga Tree car park.

The Good Market invites the public to come and enjoy ethical and sustainably sourced products and share their valuable ideas with the vendors on Sunday December 5.


Every Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Nuga Tree Car Park Colombo Racecourse Colombo 7
Every Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM Araliya Car Park Jetwing Beach Negombo


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