Farmers markets to be launched islandwide soon

Focus Taiwan
Date:  2015/12/13
By: Yang Shu-min and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Thirty-three farmers markets will have opened across 201512130003t0001Taiwan by Dec. 20, giving small farmers an opportunity to sell their agricultural produce directly to consumers, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.

The farmers markets will be located at both outdoor and indoor venues, including supermarkets run by local farmers associations, and will be open weekly or bimonthly, some on weekends and some on weekdays, the COA announced Wednesday.

Hsu Hui-ying (徐惠瑩), an official at the COA’s Agriculture and Food Agency, said about 1,000 different types of produce, some in the crop tracking system, will be sold at the 33 markets. Some of them have opened, while the rest will all open by mid-December.     [FULL  STORY]

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