Sample fresh organic produce at Asana Farmers Market
Every Sunday morning the quiet courtyard of laidback Asana bar in the old quarter transforms into Asana Organic Farmers Market, a petite farmers' market which started in December 2014. If you're staying in a holiday rental or serviced apartment and have a kitchen then grab a basket and get down there early before things run out. If you're not, you can safely turn up around 11am and settle onto a rice-sack cushion to sip a coffee and sample a pastry and buy some picnic snacks. Hidden away on a narrow alley off The Lane, which is best known as being home to Miss Wong bar, the tiny market has just ten stalls selling locally grown organic produce, jars of creamy palm sugar, free-range chickens and eggs, homemade French charcuterie, including delicious pâtés and terrines, delicious Middle Eastern dips, and freshly baked German-style bread. The market is an initiative of Asana's charming owners, Sophary ‘Pari’ Unn and her partner Guilhem Maitrepierre, who, with young children of their own, became concerned about the quality of some of the Thai-grown produce being sold in Siem Reap
. While tiny now, they have plans to widen offerings. Expect to see local honey and seasonal fruits from Mount Kulen soon.