VENDORS from the provinces are flooding the central market in Honiara to sell their products.
Flooding the market now are water melons and pineapples from Malaita.
“We decided to bring our farm products over to Honiara to get a good price,” Malaita farmer Jeffery Mae told the Solomon Star.
“Prices for water melons and pineapples are much better when you sell them in Honiara,” Mr Mae added.
He said a pineapple that costs $2 at the Auki market could be sold for $10 in Honiara.
“This is why were decided to come over to Honiara,” he stated.
Another villager from Gela, Central Province said he is happy to be back again with his juicy pineapples for sale at the Honiara central market.
He said the holiday season is over; now it’s back to business.
“We struggle in order to meet the needs of our families, especially with school fees now that we are in the New Year again,” he added.
Meanwhile, pineapple prices at the market starts from $5 to $15 while melons are sold from $15 to $80 depending on their sizes.
By LESLEY SANGA