Farmers’ markets to be created for local growers in Szeklerland cities

The Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania, otherwise known by its Hungarian acronym of RMDSZ, has initiated the creation of local farmers’ markets on a scheduled basis after consulting with the administrations of the following municipalities: Csíkszereda/Miercurea Ciuc, Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe, Székelyudvarhely/Odorheiu Secuiesc, Gyergyószentmiklós/Gheorgheni, Kézdivásárhely/ Târgu Secuiesc and Székelykeresztúr/Cristuru Secuiesc. The markets would operate in compliance with coordinated and strict public health regulations, reads a statement from the RMDSZ.

The initiative would naturally not exclude the normal markets organized on a daily basis in these areas. Moreover, it hopes to strengthen such markets even more and encourage consumers to embrace local farmers in Szeklerland.

The Public Health Directorate, local governments and law enforcement would be responsible for making sure the markets abide by the scheduled hours and other laws prescribed for their operation.

“During these times, supporting the population and also local farmers is essential. That’s why the local farmers (not vendors) would get a chance to sell local fruits, vegetables and agricultural products based on a grower’s certificate,” stated RMDSZ senator, Barna Tánczos.

Based on the agreements, the markets would follow the schedule below:

Székelyudvarhely: every Tuesday, at the vegetable market
Székelykeresztúr:  every Saturday, at the vegetable market
Kézdivásárhely: every Tuesday, at the vegetable market
Sepsiszentgyörgy: on a daily basis
(a vegetable market is operating on a daily basis in each of these cities)

In Csíkszereda, a decision has been made that local farmers will be able to sell their goods in the city center. In Gyergyószentmiklós, agreements are still being made related to the program and the location of the market.

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Author: Blanka Székely