THE Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) will, on December 21, stage the final Farmers and Agro-processors’ Market for 2019 at Durban Park.
The event which, as is customary, commences at 6:00 hours and concludes at 12:00 hours. GMC’s Christmas Market Day will afford yet another opportunity for local consumers to make purchases of fresh foods, including meat, fruit and vegetables, as well as food spices and condiments, directly from local producers.
The event will provide access to taste-enhancing flavourings that will allow for the preparation and enjoyment of those dishes associated with the traditional Guyanese Christmas.
GMC’s second Christmas Market Day and its overall sixth Farmers and Agro-processors’ Market Day is expected to attract more than 50 farmers and agro-processors who will be selling a range of products. The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) will also be a part of the Farmers and Agro-processors’ Market Day with their offerings of fresh and processed products.
The GMC’s feedback suggests that farmers and other product producers from various parts of the country intend, (‘rain or shine’ as we say in Guyana) to bring themselves and their offerings to the Farmers’ Market.
“It is also our expectation that Guyanese, now presumably preoccupied with their traditional Christmas shopping, will be of the same mindset.
“Pleasingly, the GMC wishes to report that increased numbers of agro-processors and farmers have been making enquiries regarding participation in the Farmers’ Market. We expect that our incentive of cost-free tables for participants will allow for a further increase in the number of vendors at this and other Market Day events,” a release from the agency said.
The Christmas Market will also afford consumers the opportunity to acquire decorative plants from the various plant stalls that have become an integral part of the Farmers’ Market. The occasion will also afford other business enterprises offering local products including items of food, cosmetics and craft for sale.
Farmers’ Market continue to afford the opportunity for Guyanese to lend support to a buy-local philosophy which seeks to grow the domestic market for locally-produced goods, particularly in the agricultural and agro processing sectors. GMC also seeks to use the Farmers’ Market to help raise external awareness of the range of locally-produced items that are grown and manufactured in Guyana, helping to access markets being one of the Corporation’s substantive missions.