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Annadata - Organic food festival, Pune

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Annadata Organic Food Festival





  • Video on Bhimthadi Jatra 2017

    by Vanarai on November, 25 2017



    Hi friends! Bhimthadi Jatra, our hosts, have released a great catchy video about the 22-25 Dec event, featuring the Annadata Organic Food Festival. Check it out, share it with friends!

    Did you know that every FB share gets 1 more donation.
    Help spread the word!

  • Please share our posters!

    by Vanarai on November, 22 2017



    Dear supporter,

    Our website is seeing many signups from people wanting to switch to safe food. We're very excited by the gathering momentum, with a month to go for the Annadata Food Festival.

    We're creating posters for spreading the word. Could you share them in your networks? 

    Click here to open the Gallery page, and see the Posters section on our website. Click to open the posters, right-click and save to download them. You can also save on your mobile by opening and then long press.

    Attaching one of the posters below.

    Do remember to check back in on the Gallery page for new posters coming over the next week!

    Thanks and Regards,

    Annadata Organising Team

    Annadata Organic Food Festival
    Date: 22 to 25 December 2017,     
    Venue: Agricultural College Grounds, Pune
    As part of Bhimthadi Jatra event that gets around 3 lakh footfalls every year.
    See the Brochure 

    Get in touch with us: 
    Website | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube 

    Did you know that every FB share gets 1 more donation.
    Help spread the word!

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About the Fundraiser

Are you concerned about the food that your family eats?

And the health of the farmer who grows it?

A citizens movement for safe food is taking shape in Pune.

“Annadata Organic Food Festival”
Date: 22 to 25 December 2017,     
Venue: Agricultural College Grounds, Pune
As part of Bhimthadi Jatra event that gets around 3 lakh footfalls every year.

See the Brochure

Get in touch with us:
Website | EmailFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

This is an effort by a group of individuals and organizations committed to bridging the gap between the farmers, the suppliers and the consumers. We want to raise consumer awareness and demand for a pesticide-free, toxin-free organic food supply, which in turn facilitates more farmers to grow safe food. We would like to see Pune as a Safe Food city. #SafeFoodPune

The common challenges faced by people in accessing safe food include : authenticity and consistency of supplies, and affordability. We aim to answer these challenges. Our farming experts team is using strict protocols and verification with farm visits to bring you authentic safe food sources and supply chains all under one roof at the Annadata Organic Food Festival.


This is a tremendous opportunity to reach out to a large number of people, and a big challenge too. We seek your support in funding for this initiative. Your contributions will go towards:

  1. One time Build up cost of a 2500 sq.ft knowledge and experience zone to raise consumer awareness about Safe Food at the event, which we plan to re-use and deploy at various locations across Pune and Maharashtra after the Bhimthadi event.
  2. To support the stalls, stay and food arrangements for safe food farmers and volunteers
  3. Media, videography and promotion for the event.
  4. Audio video arrangements at the event.

Your contribution will be 80G tax deductible. You can also provide sponsorship from your organization / company in various forms at this event which is expected to see around 3 lakh attendees as part of the popular Bhimthadi Jatra.

The impact we seek

  • Know your farmer, know your food source : Purchase directly from the farmer, or a supplier who gives you the back traceability of your food.
  • I have a family doctor, a tailor, a lawyer, a CA, etc.. now I have family farmer.
  • Confirming if your food is safe : grown without toxic chemicals, artificial flavors, preservatives. Buy food with natural ingredients.


Some of the people behind this initiative:

  • Sudhakar Varanasi, initiator of 108 Ambulance service
  • Arun Wakhlu, Poorna Pune
  • Ravindra Dharia, Vanarai
  • Kalpanatai and Shitole kaka, Sendriya Sheti Abhyaas Gat
  • Neerad Trivedi, Saurashtra Kheti Abhiyan and Rakot Organic Festival
  • Geetatai Deshmukh, Safe food pioneer since 30+ years
  • Dr. Swati Gole, Ecological Society
  • Anil Gaikwad, Vasundhara Swacchata Abhiyan, supporting ZBNF farmers

… and many more who have been working on safe food movement in and around Pune

The co-hosting Organisations:

  • Vanarai
  • Sustainable Living Integrated Solutions
  • Ecological Society
  • Vasundhara Swachata Abhiyan
  • Poorna Pune
  • Jeevitnadi
  • Bee Basket
  • Oorjacity

News Coverage

See this news clip on DD-Sahyadri that aired on 30th Oct 2017, where Sadanand Pendse and Samadhi Shelar from the Annadata team explain about the event and the concept of safe food:

About the Bhimthadi Jatra

The Bhimthadi Jatra in its 11th year running, attracts around 3 lakh footfall and features stalls by women's self help groups, tribals and artisans in support of local empowerment and traditional knowledge. This year it is happening on 22-25 December 2017 at Agricultural College Grounds, and the organisers have generously provided 50 stall spaces and a large exhibition space for taking forward the message of safe food to 3 lakh Punekars from all walks of life. See their website :

We seek your active participation and support to build this Citizens Movement for Safe Food  

Thanks and Regards
Organizing Committee, Pune Annadata Organic Food Festival-2017


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