FarmFest 2016 opens in Mong Kok

With more than 370 stalls and the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Hong Kong, the four-day FarmFest 2016 launched yesterday in Fa Hui Park, Mong Kok, and continues until Sunday.
About 200 booths are offering local produce such as organic fruit and vegetables, chilled fish, dried seafood and ornamental plants, while there are also booths selling local delicacies, kitchenware, household goods and eco-friendly products.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the event, the public was invited to vote for the five agricultural and five fisheries products they like most. About 3000 votes were received, the most popular products being sweetcorn, strawberry, choi sum, lettuce and cherry tomato; and green grouper, Sabah giant grouper, grey mullet, pompano and giant grouper.
FarmFest 2016 is one of the 10 highlighted programs of the Appreciate Hong Kong campaign. It offers tasting sessions and a day trip to vegetable and fish farms, as well as the Vegetable Marketing Organization. Special exhibits demonstrate the organic cultivation of tomatoes, and the growing of lettuce and organic cauliflower of various colours in a simulated field. There is also a simulated fish farm.
Another feature is “nostalgic market street”, modelled on the half-century-old wholesale markets of the Fish/Vegetable Marketing Organization and lined with traditional shops.
Fringe activities include cultural performances, talks and cooking demonstrations. Admission is free.

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