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A children's family was held yesterday as part of the ongoing farmers' market seeing the participation of nearly 22,000 during the day. “The occasion was a huge success as children and their families enjoyed various activities and taking photos,” organisers said. “Festivals such as this will continue to be held throughout the season as the market aims to become a leisure destination for families.

“The festival for children coincided with their holidays and it served as a fun day out for them.” The farmers market got off to a packed start on December 8 as thousands of people visited the market which opened its seventh edition. The extremely popular market has been packed every week and is bigger and better than previous years, according to organisers. The five months long market provides a platform for local farmers to sell their fresh produce to the public. The market is set up at the Agriculture Centre in Budaiya Botanical Garden.

The market, which is organised by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development in the co-operation with the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture and Urban Planning, was established to promote Bahrain’s homegrown Agricultural produce and to support local farmers. Over the years, it has become extremely popular with thousands visiting to purchase at the market every week from December to April every year. More than 40 farmers are participating in the market this year. Apart from the agricultural produce, it also features a section for traditional crafts, restaurants, and entertainment activities for children. 




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