Farm fair in Santo Domingo brings in RD$50 million

Farm businesses and independent producers sold more than RD$50 million worth of goods at wholesale and retail levels during a three-day fair held at the Santo Domingo Market over the weekend, according to a press release quoting the executive director of the Markets and Greenhouse Program, Eusebio Guzman.

Guzman said that on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December, a wide variety of products at farm prices, far below the price levels were on offer in the normal commercial establishments, including rice, beans, pigeon peas, plantains, yucca, sweet potatoes, green bananas, ripe bananas, pineapple, oranges, tangerines, pomegranate, melons, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, beets and green onions. There were also offers of eggs, chickens, pork, processed meat, and fish. The Minister of Agriculture, Luis Ramon Rodriguez, and the director of the Markets and Greenhouse Program announced that as of next month, they would hold farm produce sales until the start up of operations of the Merca SD, scheduled for March 2013.