Sukjai Market and Suan Sampran Riverside
Nakhon Pathom, a neigbouring province to Bangkok, offers the opportunity to learn and understand the meaning of a “sustainable food system” under Sampran’s social enterprise model. This system allows organic farmers to grow together commercially with the ultimate goal of initiating a well-balanced life. Designed as a learning space founded on Thai values and sustainable development, Sukjai Market is also a center for organic agricultural products and processed food such as organic rice of various species, fresh seasonal fruits, chemical-free vegetables, hen and duck eggs, mushrooms, Thai desserts, spring bitter cucumber juice and corn milk and many more exciting new alternatives for health lovers. This project bridges the gap between farmers and consumers and enables buyers to access organic products of trusted quality at fair prices.
Sukjai Market is a part of Suan Sampran Riverside, a nature-based learning and recreation centre which proudly showcases local wisdom. Travellers are welcome to visit “Pathom Organic Farm’’ to learn and embrace new experiences via hands-on organic agricultural activities, growing herbs, vegetable sand fruits. Then, head on to “Pathom Organic Village” to experience traditional local wisdom and finally to “Pathom Organic Spa” to enjoy a selection of treatment sand relaxation services that utilize organic coconut oil, scrubs and organic herbal remedies. Additionally, Thai cooking courses here help learners to better understand the farm-to-table concept by selecting raw ingredients from organic farms to create culinary and dietary values. For beautiful scenery, travellers can either bike around the grounds and enjoy the garden view or try the pedal boat for a change in mood to observe the beauty of the traditional Thai houses beside the lake and soak up the peaceful riverbank surroundings and rural landscape.
Furthermore, Sukjai Market and Suan Sampran Riverside adhere to the concepts of sustainable resource utilization and environmental conservation as demonstrated by their conversion to natural packaging from foam containers, plastic straws, and plastic bottles. Other eco-friendly policies include the separation of food waste for use as animal food in Pathom Organic Farm or Worm Raising House, or to be partially mixed with leaf scraps to create organic fertilizer. Plant-based oil is also recycled and turned into Biodiesel for cars. There are numerous handicraft workshops held here and they present a great opportunity for visitors to find inspiration and start their journey towards responsible and sustainable travel.
- Select and buy healthy organic agricultural products from Sukjai Market.
- Join workshops at Suan Sampran Riverside and try out handicrafts, raw ingredient processing and cooking healthy food
Best Time to Visit
- All seasons
- Suk Jai Market Open only on weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Pathom Organic Spa Open every day (except Wednesday) 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Pathom Organic Farm Workshop is held every day at 9 a.m.-4 p.m
Wat Rai Khing (Map)
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (Map)
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Don Wai Floating Market (Map)
8 a.m.-5 p.m., on weekends 7 a.m.-6.30 p.m. Samphran Elephant Ground
Zoo and Crocodile Farm (Map)
8.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
Thai Human Imagery Wax Museum (Map)
9 a.m.-5.30 p.m., on weekends 8.30 a.m.-6 p.m