NEWS | 2021/01/26 | LKRO
Kidapawan City LGU sustains Farmer’s Market to help vegetable and fruit growers amidst pandemic
Kidapawan City (January 13, 2021) – To be able to support the vegetable and fruit growers in Kidapawan City and help them cope up with the adverse effects of the Covi19 pandemic, the City LGU continued to purchase their harvests and sell it at the Farmer’s Market near the City Hall.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said that farmers are among those heavily affected by the pandemic and the local government has initiated actions to assist them.
“Patronizing the farmers’ crops – vegetables and fruits which we directly buy from them in this difficult time is what they need from the government”, the Mayor said adding that the crops are freshly displayed at the Farmer’s Market.
He urged the consumers to support the local farmers by patronizing the Farmer’s Market which is very accessible to the buying public.
The concept of buying farmers’ produce begun in April 2020 at the height of the Covid19 pandemic. The LGU keenly saw the difficult situation of the farmers who find it hard to bring their products to the market due to restrictions of the quarantine imposed by the government.
“Aside from helping our distressed farmers, we also help consumers avail of fresh vegetables, fruits and even grains; which is vital in the quest for food security for the constituents”, Mayor Evangelista stressed.
The City LGU mandated the Office of the City Agriculturist headed by Marissa Aton and the other concerned offices to ensure food supply and look deeper into the welfare of the local vegetable and fruit growers especially with the present situation.
“We are encouraging our local consumers to buy their vegetable sustenance here in the farmer’s market”, said Aton. She added that doing so will help our local vegetable and fruit growers and farmers in their livelihood in this time of the Covi19 pandemic.
In this regard, the City LGU invites every household to buy fresh produce and support our very own farmers. The Farmer’s Market is open to serve the public from Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM with minimum health protocols being observed and followed. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)