FARMERS are reminded to sell their best selected produce at the markets.
A woman wanted to be known as Florence said farmers need to ensure they select best produces from their gardens for the markets.
“I am making this reminder because on two occasions, I was a victim of selling of bad products at the market.
“During my first encounter, I bought some heaps of cassava at the Honiara Central Market. To my surprise after they were cooked, they were all inconsumable because they were hard as a stone.
“I thought farmers would easily tell by the look of their root crops and know what is best for selling. Only if they want to cheat consumers will they sell bad products.”
Ms Florence said her second encounter was with a melon.
“I cut open the melon at home and it was all bad inside. I don’t blame the farmer here because he did not look inside the melon as well, but they must be reminded to use their special gardening instincts to select goods that are best to consumers.”
She said there are other examples at the market such as selling of ‘forced to ripe’ bananas, mangoes, pawpaws and other fruits.
“Let’s all do genuine business here because after all, we all will benefit.”
She urged the Honiara city council and health authorities to do checks at the markets as well and organise public awareness at the main market for farmers.
By AATAI JOHN