St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – The Fresh Vegetable Market reopens Friday (Jan. 15), at the Marketing Unit in Charlestown, Nevis, after a two- week break over the Christmas holidays.
The Market, organised by the Department of Agriculture, promises fresh local produce at bargain prices.
“ At the Marketing Unit, we consolidate food from farmers around the island and sell the various produce at very cheap prices. We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic persons don’t have the resources they would have had before so we’re trying to keep the cost of locally produced food as low as possible” said Director of Agriculture Randy Elliott.
The aim is to ensure farmers can make a living without leaving farms to go and sell produce, and for consumers to have easy access to quality local produce.
Mr. Elliott said there is now an explosion of sweet potatoes and pumpkin on Nevis due to more people venturing into farming and concessions offered to farmers by the Island Administration.
The Fresh Vegetable Market is available from 9:00 a.m. to noon and offers tomatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato, green papaya, seasoning peppers, green banana, string beans, and sorrel.