The city council approved the request of the Mines View Farmers’ Association to conduct an agri-tourism trade fair from May 1 to 3 at the Mines View Park as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Month.
The event aims to help the members augment their income by giving them an opportunity to sell their farm produce to tourists, subject to conditions.
City Veterinarian Silardo B. Bested endorsed the request of the Mines View Farmers Association to conduct the trade fair to showcase their agricultural commodities and by-products, an undertaking that will benefit their families and help them sustain their agri-based livelihood through direct marketing.
Among the conditions imposed for the conduct of the fair is for the vendors to secure barangay business clearance, clearance from the City Environment and Parks Management Office if within the park or clearance from the City Planning and Development and Sustainability Office if outside the park, clearance from the City Health Services Office for food stalls, and for the vendors to pay business tax and follow minimum public health and safety standards.
The association shall install two booths measuring two by four meters at the vacant space at the Mines View Park for the purpose. – PIO release