Belmopan Weekend Farmers’ Market at NATS Grounds

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By Sally Thackery 

The new pavilions at the Belmopan showgrounds are now open on Saturdays and Sundays for local farmers to sell their products to the public. Opening day, Saturday July 29, was lively and well-attended, by both the public and the market sellers. Big thanks to CEO Jose Alpuche and Show Grounds Coordinator Gary Ramirez for such a bright vision for this property at the entrance to Belmopan. The entire showgrounds have been cleaned up, mowed, landscaped with beautiful plants and vendor stalls have been colorfully painted. These detailed improvements also include a new entrance gate, bathrooms in all sections and designated parking areas.In addition to fresh vegetables, the market offers dry goods, eco-friendly cleaning products, fruit trees, flowering plants, vegetable plants and fast food vendors. As the market grows throughout the year, other vendors, including live farm animals, will be added.

The showgrounds are an excellent venue for all types of events, from weddings, family reunions and fundraising parties, to the Belmopan BTIA Tourism Expo which will be held on Saturday 4th November in a section adjacent to the market. If you are interested in booking an event or being a market seller on weekends, contact the coordinator at nats@agriculture.gov.bz or call 822-2648.

Thank you also for the beautiful artistic banner welcoming everyone to Belmopan!

Buy fresh produce directly from farmers!

Saturdays: 5 AM – 5 PM

Sundays: 5 AM – 5 PM

Photos by Sally Thackery