#Nassau, June 23, 2018 – Bahamas – “We will see you as we ‘pop up’ at Elizabeth Estates Park on Malibu Drive; The Bahamas National Trust Retreat on Village Road; or Gladstone Road” said the Executive Chairman of BAIC, Mr. Michael A. Foulkes in a press conference at BAIC on Friday morning, June 22. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources will have a total of three ‘pop up’ farmer’s markets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Minster of Health and Member of Parliament for Elizabeth Estates, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands talked about changes that are currently being made to the “Bread Basket Item List” as the government intends to propel The Bahamas to a more healthy way of life. “These locally grown crops are medicine and are the cure for our hypertension and a means of reducing diabetes and obesity, and they cost significantly less than what you’ll find in the food stores,” said the Minister, referring to the locally grown fruits, vegetables, sauces, jams etc. that are available for sale at each Farmer’s Market.
Farmers all over The Bahamas have been consistently pleased with the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources as they partner with them to bring fresh produce to New Providence to be sold. Minister Duane Sands revealed, “You’re watching a revolution in The Bahamas where Bahamians are producing food for Bahamians, we’re reducing our reliance on imports, but at the same time we’re moving from people having to eat the junk.”
By: Sydnei L. Isaacs (BIS)