NAMDEVCO's Farmers' Markets

February 27, 2018

This information was obtained from NAMDEVCO's official website:

 

Changing the Retail Marketing Landscape in Trinidad and Tobago

 

NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Markets began in December 2006 at its market facilities at the Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market, Macoya and the Southern Wholesale Market, Debe. The objective of establishing these markets was to link farmers directly to consumers, thereby eliminating the middleman and making fresh produce more affordable to the consumers.

 

Consumers would benefit by getting fresher, more wholesome produce while farmers would benefit by retailing their produce. The idea was for the farmers to fetch a price just above the wholesale price and below the average retail price.

 

These two markets showed early signs of success and there was a demand for similar markets to be established in other parts of the country. Other Farmers’ Markets were set up in Diego Martin in March 2007 followed by Valencia in December 2007. Point Fortin Farmers’ Market was added in April 2008 and Chaguanas Farmers’ Market in November 2008.

 

These markets have now become part of the marketing landscape for fresh fruits and vegetables. They have been able to attract a number of small and medium sized growers selling a wide range of fresh and processed items. Consumers now look forward to visiting these markets for their fruits and vegetables.

 

Currently, on a weekly basis the number of farmers selling at these markets is around 150 and over 2,000 consumers visit these markets.

 

The Farmers’ Markets are located as follows:

 

Macoya

Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market, Macoya

Sundays 5am to noon

 

Debe

Southern Wholesale Market, Debe

Sundays 5am to noon

 

Point Fortin

Cor Cap-de-Ville & Guapo Main Rd

Fridays 10am to 6pm

 

Chaguanas

Chaguanas Main Rd

Saturday 6am to noon

 

Diego Martin Fridays

Cor. St Lucien Rd & Diego Martin Main Rd

Saturdays 6am to noon

 

Queens' Park Savannah

Queens' Park Savannah

Saturdays 6am to noon every other Saturday

 

Rio Claro

Koskeros Pan Yard

Every other Friday 6am-noon

 

San Fernando

Promenade

Every other Friday 11am-5pm

 

Santa Cruz

San Juan North Secondary Basketball Court

Every Saturday 6am-12 noon

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: How are farmers monitored in the farmers’ Markets?
A: NAMDEVCO Field officers perform routine visits to registered farmers’ market farmers.


Q: How can a farmer get a spot in a NAMDEVCO Farmers Market?
A: A registration can be done via the Farmers’ Market Unit which can be contacted at 645-9073 or via a NAMDEVCO Field officer.

 

Q: Where are the NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Markets located?
A: Friday
- Point Fortin 10am – 6pm
- Rio Claro Every other Friday 6am-noon
- San Fernando Every Friday 11am- 5pm
Saturday
- Chaguanas 6am – noon
- Diego Martin 6am – noon
- Queens Park Savannah every other Saturday 6am – noon
Sunday
- Debe 6am – noon
- Macoya 6am – noon


Q: Why should you shop at a NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Market?
A: - All produce are locally grown and fresh from the farm
- Prices are below retail, but above wholesale
- Safe and customer friendly environment
- Wide range of local produce
- Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

For more information or updates about NAMDEVCO's Farmers' Markets:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NAMDEVCO/ 

 

Head Office: S.S. Erin Road, Debe

 

Telephone Numbers: 647-3218/3467/3866/7576/1340/7907/2368

 

Fax: 647-6087

 

NAMDEVCO Couva Sub Office: Brechin Castle Couva

 

Telephone Number: 679-8412

 

Websites: www.namdevco.com and www.namistt.com

 

Email: contact@namdevco.com

 

 

 

 

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