A Qatar-based initiative, Torba is a unique platform. We offer locally grown produce and artisanal goods from Qatar and abroad year-round through our Torba Store, online shop, and seasonally through our Farmers Market. We also build community engagement through a number of different initiatives and partnerships.
We aim to be a gateway toward sustainable and healthy living, supporting mindful Qataris and residents on our health and wellness journeys, and building a community of like-minded people who believe in preserving our planet now and for the future.
We are part of a growing community of people who are reconnecting with their food and their planet. There is a growing preference for fruit and vegetables that have been grown locally, and in general, food that is minimally processed, as well as an emerging mindfulness about the impact that we have on our environment, whether it be through understanding the negative effects of single-use plastics or being more aware of the choices we make as consumers.
“Torba” is an Arabic word meaning: “The pure soil that feeds, nourishes and nurtures.” We take this inspiration when curating for you the finest local and regional fruit and vegetables.
The market is a place where the community gathers to learn, to shop and be empowered as vendors and consumers. Our focus is to nourish and nurture our environment and ourselves, with an emphasis on sustainability and ethical business practice. Click here for more>>
Our online shop is an extension of our store and our seasonal farmers market. We select the best quality fruit and vegetables available in Qatar and delivery to your door. The shop is also a great place for you to discover some of our favourite things such as homemade artisanal products and eco-friendly homeware
As we expand, we will be able to offer more products from our farm kitchen and from selected suppliers, all organic where possible, as well as hand-selected vegetables from partner farms in Qatar, and fruit direct from our regional growers’ network.
Our philosophy has always been to reduce plastic use wherever possible. This includes our packaging and how we deliver our products to you. We shy away from unnecessary plastic wrapping, and also never use plastic containers for our products. These are packaged in glass jars with metal lids. Plus, all home delivery items are delivered in recyclable paper boxes and paper bags. Any of these items can be returned to us for reusing or recycling. We want to do our part for the environment.
We also have a shop in Duhail where you can buy all your favourite online items as well as an array of shop-only products. Torba Store also serves breakfast, light lunches, and fresh coffee. The store is open six days a week from 10am – 7pm weekdays, and 8am – 7pm Fridays and Saturdays. The shop is closed on Tuesdays.
The Torba Garden Centre is located down the side of the Torba Store. The centre provides indoor and outdoor plants, seedlings, garden accessories, locally hardened seeds and natural soil enhancers such as perlite, organic compost and cocopeat. The philosophy of the garden centre is “plants with purpose” meaning all the plants available in the store are useful in some way other than being just decorative, such as being edible, bee-friendly or air purifying plants. The Torba Garden Centre is also used as events and workshops space for Torba and partner events.
Torba Farm was founded in the 1900’s and is located in rural Qatar. We use permaculture farming techniques designed to create a sustainable agricultural system. These practices increase the nutrient content of our crops and animal feed, allowing us to maintain the integrity of our soil.
Our water is sourced from ancient aquifers 100 metres below the ground.
All our vegetables are grown using organic principles with the best quality heirloom seeds from New Zealand and USA.
We also pride ourselves on our ability to grow interesting and rare plants, with the farm producing a large variety of Arabic and Western medicinal and therapeutic herbs, which are used in our organic creams and essential oils.
Company Name: Torba Store
Commercial Registration Number: #12540
Villa 26, Street 963, Zone 30, Al Duhail North, Doha
For Orders: +974 30672516
For General Enquiries: +974 31008110