Barbadians and visitors alike are being urged to visit the Co-op Mart this Saturday, March 30.
The event will be held on the grounds of the Barbados Transport Cooperative Society Limited at Durants, Christ Church, opposite the Barbados Golf Club. It runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Co-op Mart is an event hosted by the Cooperatives Development Planning Committee in collaboration with the Cooperatives Department of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce. It encourages patrons to come out and support small business persons and entrepreneurs who display quality products and services.
The entrepreneurs expected to be at the Co-op Mart include Froots A.D. – delicious fruit and vegetable juices; Nature by Raina – original body and facial scrubs, natural soaps, deodorants and lip balm; and A’s Cakes and Catering – pudding and souse, fishcakes, chicken wings and drinks. Clothing will also be on sale, in addition to Padmore’s wide variety of plants.
A farmer will also be present, offering an assortment of farming produce, including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, yams and watermelon.
Co-op Mart aims to heighten awareness about cooperatives in the Barbadian marketplace, while giving them another platform to display and sell their goods and services.