City gets more three safe farm produce fairs

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More three safe farm produce fairs will be organized in districts 3,5 and 11 in HCM City, starting in November.

At a safe farm produce fair

At a safe farm produce fair

The fairs at the district 5’s Cultural Center and district 11’s Cultural Center are held on Saturday every week, beginning on November 10. Meanwhile the market at Children’s House in district 3 will open to the public on November 11.
Participants , including units and individuals, have products with food safety certification such as VietGap and GlobalGap.
The first safe farm produce fair was organized at Dong Ho restaurant’s courtyard at No. 195-197 Cao Thang Street in District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City in 2016. The fair’s organizers regularly check the quality of produce and randomly test fruit and vegetable samples for plant protection residues. The event is held every two weeks by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The safe farm produce fairs have been held in 10 locations throughout the city over the last 2 years with the participation of more than 20 farms earning turnover of VND 195 million a fair, attracting 500-1,000 visitors.

By THANH HAI - Translated by Kim Khanh

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