New Taipei Farmers’ Association will take the lead in promoting group purchases of the fruit via Internet
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Fruit & Vegetable Marketing (新北果菜公司) will work with the guava producing county of Changhua during the period, April 4 – 15, to promote group purchases of guavas and overcome the glut that fruit farmers are facing, Liberty Times reported on Monday.
New Taipei City Farmers’ Association Chairman Lin Xi-shuei (林溪水) said the association will take the lead in promoting online group purchases of the fruit. It will also pool together the efforts of all supermarkets and marketing departments from the city’s farmers’ associations, according to the news outlet.
Lin’s tips for selecting guavas included the suggestion that fruit with obvious wrinkles, convex and concave surfaces, are better because it means they have more pulp and less seeds. He also suggested that consumers choose greenish guavas that are slightly yellow to white because they have a better, more mellow taste.
New Taipei City Fruit & Vegetable Marketing General Manager Chiang Huei-chen (江惠貞) said sampling inspections are conducted every day on the fruit and vegetables sent to the wholesale market, according to Liberty Times. [FULL STORY]