Rains hit farmers market




HUNDREDS of people were left disappointed after the resumption of a popular farmers market had to be cancelled.

Bahrain’s biggest annual farmers market was due to begin yesterday, with 30 farmers expected to sell their goods to visitors.

However, organisers were forced to cancel at the last minute because heavy rain over the past week had water-logged the car park at the Agriculture Centre in Budaiya.

“Lots of people turned up on the day anyway and although they were disappointed we couldn’t hold the market, they all sat on the grass enjoying the fine weather,” the event’s executive manager Amani Abu Idris.

“We had to cancel because although the grounds itself were fine, the car park was ruined after all the heavy rain we have had.

“The organisers and the farmers are very disappointed but we were left with no choice but to postpone the market until next week as there would have been a problem with parking which was an issue for us last year.”

The event, which is now in its second year, was expected to attract more than a thousand visitors on its first day of opening.

Ms Abu Idris said the event, which attracted 17,000 on a single day last year, would be going ahead next Saturday.

It is expected to run from 8am until midday every Saturday until next summer and aims to provide a platform for Bahraini farmers to sell their produce directly to consumers.

Source: GDN

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