Guam – The Speaker Ben C. Pangelinan Guam Farmers Market Sagan Lina’la’ I Manaotao Tano was officially unveiled today during a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held at the new facility.
Governor Calvo, GEDA representatives, the Farmers Cooperative Association of Guam and the Mayors Council of Guam were on hand. The new farmers market will allow local farmers to have a centralized place to sell their fresh local produce. “While we have this facility to help market the fruits what we want to make sure is that our people produce healthy fruits and it comes from our healthy soil and water resources. So we have to protect that in order to grow our farmers because if we grow agriculture if we grow a healthy agriculture industry we will grow healthy people and in turn grow a healthy community,” said Northern Guam Soil and Water Conservation member Roland Quintanilla.
The hope is that the new farmers market will also help to develop Guam’s agriculture industry and reduce the need to import produce.