The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation, (BADMC) remains committed to building linkages between local farmers, agro-processors, food manufacturers, distributors and consumers.
This was reaffirmed by Divisional Head of Agri-business of the BADMC, Ann-Marie King, during her welcome address at the opening of the new Carmeta???s Farm and Factory outlet, this morning at the Fairy Valley Plantation, Christ Church.
Mrs. King said that the BADMC???s mandate was to assist stakeholders within the sector to reach their full economic and social potential, and also allow consumers to purchase affordable, locally-produced products.
???Carmeta???s Farm and Factory Outlet will afford consumers convenient retail and wholesale access to fresh vegetables, meats and poultry supplied by Barbadian farmers, as well as an enticing selection of shelf-stable condiments, preserves, beverages and confectionary directly sourced from local agro-processors.
???The outlet???s offerings will be anchored by the Carmeta???s family of value- added foods innovated and manufactured by BADMC, all utilising locally-sourced commodity produce as their main ingredients,??? she explained.
The new Carmeta???s outlet complements the other stores operated by the BADMC, including the Carmeta???s Retail Shop at Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown; and Carmeta???s Liquor and Duty-Free at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Carmeta???s Farm and Factory will open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.