Department of Agriculture introduces pre-Culturama Fruit Festival sale

(l-r) Marketing Officer attached to the Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division, Steve Reid Jr. with Agriculture Minister the Honourable Alexis Jeffers and Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Eric Evelyn
The Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division in Charlestown

NIA-CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (JULY 19TH 2013) — Marketing Officer attached to the Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division, Steve Reid Jr., has extended an invitation to the general public to attend his department’s pre-Culturama Fruit Festival sale.

Slated for today, Friday July 19, 2013, the sale will run until 3 p.m.

According to Reid, the pre-fruit sale will feature a variety of fruits “such as honeydew melons, watermelons and cantaloupes” adding that there would also be “a sale on some vegetables such as sweet potato, sweet corn, seasoned peppers and a few other vegetables.”

With much enthusiasm, he added that prices for fruits such as honeydew melons and cantaloupes begin as low as $5 each. Also, sweet corn would be sold at $3 per pound,which, according to Reid, equates to an average of three to four corns.

“The watermelons range from small to large and we are selling them for just $1 per pound,” the marketing officer stated.

He encouraged persons to attend the activity which is aimed at “stimulating the taste buds of the general public.”

Today’s event will serve as a pre-cursor to the annual Culturama Fruit Festival which would be held on the Villa Grounds in Charlestown on August 02, 2013.

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