City officials recently approved the earlier request of the Mines View Farmers’ Association to conduct an agri-tourism trade fair on May 1-31, 2023 at the Mines View Park as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks’ month to help them augment their income and an opportunity to sell their farm produce directly to visiting tourists, subject to conditions.
Under Resolution No. 262, series of 2023, local legislators stated that in a letter dated April 18, 2023, City Veterinarian D. Silardo B. Bested endorsed the request of the Mines View Farmers Association to conduct an agri-tourism trade fair at the Mines View Park to showcase their own agricultural commodities and by-products as part of the celebration of Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks month which will directly 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 the following: barangay business clearance, clearance from the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) if within the park or clearance from the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) if outside the park, clearance from the City Health Services Office (CHSO) for food stalls, and for the vendors to pay business tax and follow minimum public health and safety standards.
The body stipulated that the association shall install 2 booths measuring 2 meters by 4 meters at the vacant space at the Mines View Park for the said purpose.
Earlier, the Mines View Park Farmer’s Association requested approval from the local legislative body for the conduct of an agri-tourism trade fair at the Mines View Park on May 1-31, 2023 as part of the celebration of the Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks’ month.