Agro-processing fest attracts hundreds

Patrons engaging with exhibitors at the UncappeD Marketplace & Food Festival yesterday at the Providence Stadium (DPI photo)

Yesterday’s staging of “UncappeD Marketplace 2”, an agricultural exhibition and food festival, saw a good turnout of agro processors and interested customers.

The event, which kicked off at the National Stadium, Providence from 10 am to 8 pm saw hundreds of persons viewing and purchasing items from various booths.

According to Chris Chapwanya, the Public Relations Officer for UncappeD, there were over 65 agro processors and over 75 participants.

He stated that this year’s event was by far bigger than last October’s first staging, adding that there were positive responses from a lot of persons who visited the different booths.

Chapwanya  went on to state that  there were not only a number of persons inspecting the items but they were also buying and asking questions, which was the aim.

Sun Crest Farms, which launched their impressively bottled honey products, expressed their appreciation for the event and visitors to the booth also had positive words.

The spokesperson for the company said that persons were really impressed with the packaging of their products. The product is 100% pure honey and can be found at the Guyana Marketing Corporation, DSL Cash and Carry and this upcoming week it will also be available in the Massy and Survival supermarkets.

The company appreciated the fact that they were able to meet persons from overseas who would have stopped at the booth and taken samples of the product with the intention of exporting it.

There were a number of other products on display and for sale, from coconut oil to slippers prepped and ready for the upcoming Guyana Carnival in May.

UncappeD is an initiative of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association and is a joint public/private sector undertaking.

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