The local agricultural cooperative said the harvest of Madou’s pomelo, the must-eat fruit at the Moon Festival, this year was good and with high quality.
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Every year before the Moon Festival comes the pomelo
harvest. Tainan’s Madou District, which is famous for producing the fruit, kicked off a pomelo festival on Saturday, with the district’s Zhongxiao Street sealed off from vehicles for 200 meters for shoppers to buy pomelo directly from farmers or farmers’ associations.
Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) opened the festival. He also auctioned three boxes of pomelos, raising NT$180,000 (nearly USD$5,000) for the Madou District Office as emergency funds.
Pomelo is a must-eat snack during the Moon Festival along with moon cakes. The pomelo production reaches its peak in September before the festival, and the fruit has symbolic meaning for the festival. [FULL STORY]