The Taiwan Technical Mission together with the Ministry of Agriculture hosted the first Farmer’s Market of 2020 in Dennery at the Agricultural Extension office located opposite Valton Hardware.
The event which happened on Wednesday 29th January 2020 began at 8am and ended at 6pm and it was a big success for both local community and farmers.
There were farmers from all over the region who came to sell their produce. Many farmers brought fruits and vegetables like lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, plantains, citrus and many other root crops.
There were also persons who sold vegan cakes and baked goods, ice cream, sorbets, local wines and honey.
The highlight of the event showcased the Clendon Mason Secondary school who made and distributed several unique goods produced by the students themselves.
The Food and Nutrition students, together with Mrs. Ram made creative dishes such as watermelon lemonade, pineapple upside down cake, cabbage spring rolls, lettuce tacos, pineapple jam drops, and chocolate covered fruits.
In addition to the sale of goods, the ministry of health also provided the residents of Dennery with free blood pressure testing, blood sugar testing and weight monitoring.
Additionally, the Farmer’s Market had two watermelon eating competitions with one round of Primary School students and another with a round of Secondary School Students.
The next farmers market will be held at the Constitution Park on Friday 28th February.