Farmers with excess produce are hoping to capitalize on an event being dubbed the “Southwest Farmers Market” where many of their products will be on display.
Onecia Anthony, the South West District Officer says the event being hosted today (Wednesday, March 31) was organized to assist those farmers in the southwest district be able to sell surplus produce in order to avoid spoilage and subsequent wastage.
The south west district runs from Christain Valley in the Jennings area to as far as Clairmont in Old Road Village. Anthony says that over 200 farmers are located in this area; however, only 90 are currently active.
She says that it is very difficult for some farmers to get their produce sold due to the increased vending activity at the St. John’s Public Market since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anthony says that produce are being sold for as low as $2.50 per pound. She lists some of the items that are on sale.
The South West District Officer says that all protocols relating to COVID-19 will be observed and persons are being encouraged to abide by them.