The 10th anniversary of the Central Farmers’ Market - A Milestone for both Hong Kong’s organic farmers and their supporters
(HONG KONG, 22ng October 2017)The Central Farmers’ Market celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at the marketplace in Central Star Ferry Pier 7.
There have been nearly 500 market days organized since the market opened in 2007.
In the past 10 years, the Central Farmers’ Market has been promoting public awareness of sustainable agriculture and bridging mutual support between local farmers and consumers.
By skipping middleman in the trading system, the Central Farmers’ Market provides an alternative platform that enhances each farmers’ livelihood and cultivates consumers’ awareness and concern for the local food system.
The Central Farmers Market has also been serving as a reference for similar initiatives in Hong Kong.
On this day of celebration staff and management of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, the organizer of the Central Farmers Market, together with the participating farmers, expressed their deepest gratitude to the Star Ferry Company Limited for their support in providing a venue for the weekly market, and to the effort of hundreds volunteers who have operated the market on a weekly basis over the years
About Farmers’ Market
The Sustainable Agricultural movement has been active in Hong Kong since the late 1990s. In order to help organic farmers obtain a more reasonable return on their hard work and their commitment to sustainable farming practices, organisations such as Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden have been setting up farmers’ market and other alternative market systems, including Community Supported Agriculture, to bridge mutual support between local food producers and consumers.
Apart from the Central Farmers’ Market, there are organic farmers’ markets organized regularly at Tai Po, Mei Foo and Sai Kung.
Information of the Central Farmers’ Market at the Star Ferry:
The Central Farmers’ Market celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The Central Farmers' Market bridging mutual support between local farmers and consumers.
Mr. Chan has drawn cosmics for the participating farmers since 2008.