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Indap Farmers Market opens in La Pintana: local farmers sell their produce



Six local producers are set up in front of the city every Monday. Espacio was inaugurated by Minister Ignacia Fernández and Mayor Claudia Pizarro.

Fruits, vegetables, honey, cosmetics, eggs, nuts, plants, seeds, handicrafts. Farmers of La Pintana Here are some of what these producers have to offer neighboring countries in new fields farmers market Indap the initiative of Agricultural Development Institute Available every Monday at your local store.

La Pintana’s agricultural tradition of maintaining countryside amid densely populated areas is brought to the tables of the commune through this space, which was opened last Friday in partnership with the government. Minister of Agriculture, Ignatia Fernandez , Mayor Claudia Pizarro and the INDAP National Deputy Director Cesar Rodriguez .

Fresh, healthy food with a fair price to local identity and community, and the potential for these producers to achieve higher incomes by shortening the marketing gap and delivering directly to the final consumer, is the key to this. There are two market advantages. Part of a national network that promotes agricultural services.

The facility, which houses six tenants, also aims to work with the municipality of La Pintana’s regional development program – Prodesal – and its technical and professional team to serve 106 farmers under an agreement with INDAP. It is open to the public in a visible way.

New INDAP Farmers Market in La Pintana

Commenting on the initiative, Minister Ignatía Fernández said: “This will shift the work of the farmers of the communes to the public, who are now able to consume better products, and to the producers, who are able to ‘market and increase their income’. He said he was able to get closer.

For him, the deputy head of state Indap He stressed that local rural identities would be saved, and that the market “celebrates the work of agriculture to create safety, including food security, and to sustain families.” bottom.

Pizarro said it was a “dream come true” and the space that was missing, given that the commune has 1,300 orchards and research centers such as the University of Chile’s Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and INIA. bottom.

The chairman of the local community appealed to nearby residents, “I want you to come to the local government.” We will be hosting a farmers market once a week with produce from our community. I believe that everything made in La Pintana is lower cost and higher quality. This is a massive effort by the Municipality, Prodesal and Indap. “

Local farmers will be able to sell their products

Marjorie Aroka from Villa Mapue , are part of this market. “We specialize in working with succulents and houseplants, as well as arranging, making moss balls, and providing garden advice,” he said.

“I am very happy that this Mercado Campesino is starting because it is an opportunity to showcase my products because where I live is very rural and not very busy. We are closer and the community can buy our products more easily,” he added.

In a similar vein, he said: Sofia Cueto, from Gnomohuertita , a venture he develops with Gabriel Acuna in the Huertos Jose Masa department. “We produce vegetables, seeds and really everything related to agriculture. We’re going to be at the forefront here all year round,” he stressed.

In this space, Indap Farmers Market Network It is present in all regions, with more than 150 establishments in squares and shopping centres, and in Santiago already in other communes such as Colina, Pirque, Las Condes and Vitacura.

La Pintana Indap Farmers Market hours and location

Days and Hours: every Monday.Approximately 1:30 pm to near opening approximately 8:30 am
place: The facade of the city of La Pintana. Santa Rosa Avenue 12.975.

Source: Biobiochile

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