NAMDEVCO’s Farmers' Markets

NAMDEVCO’S Farmers' Markets have become part of the marketing landscape for fresh fruits and vegetables. They have been able to attract a number of small and medium sized growers selling a wide range of fresh and processed items.

The Farmers' Market concept was introduced as a policy initiative resulting from a Ministerial Task Force on Prices, established by Cabinet in November 2006, in response to high food prices and then rising inflation. The initiative aimed to reduce inefficiencies in the existing distribution channel for fresh agricultural produce by bringing farmers/producers in direct contact with the consumers to trade. The Farmers' Markets allows consumers the opportunity to purchase fresh, high quality produce at lower than retail prices and interact with their food source; while farmers have the opportunity for agro-entrepreneurship while gaining a considerable mark-up on farm gate prices.

Currently, on a weekly basis the number of farmers selling at these markets is around 150 and over 2,000 consumers visit these markets.

Below are the nine NAMDEVCO Farmers' Markets throughout Trinidad:

Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market

Sundays 6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Gilbert Park, Corner Atlantic Avenue and Southern Main Road, Couva

Sundays 6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Corner Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard and Jasper Avenue

Saturdays 6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries – Corner Narsaloo Ramaya Marg Road and Soogrim Street, Endeavour

Saturdays 6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Corner Guapo Main Road and Reid Road

Fridays 7:00 am – 2:00 pm (Weekly)

Paved area east of the Grand Stand

Saturdays 6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Village Plaza, Daisy Voisin Crescent,

La Horquetta.

 Saturday 7:00am – 1:00 pm (Weekly)

UTT San Fernando Campus, Tarouba Link Road

Saturdays 7:00am – 1:00pm (Weekly)

Larry Gomes Stadium Northern Car Park

6:00am – 12:00 noon (Weekly)

Vending at a NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Market

The following steps should be followed to vend at the Namdevco Farmers' Markets:

  • Items for sale must be produced, made, created, grown and or developed by the vendor.
  • Contact NAMDEVCO Farmers' Market Unit (679-8412/688-6527 or via email at farmersmarket@namdevco.com) to express interest in any of the currently established Farmers' Markets.
  • Based on your commodity, availability of space and current market mix, you will be contacted to join the market of your interest or another available market.
  • For a farmer to have access to the NAMDEVCO Farmers' Markets, an initial site visit to his/her farm must be conducted with a NAMDEVCO Field Officer to verify their crops. Once this farmer enters the Farmers' Market, they will be visited on a routine 4-6 week rotation to ensure their crops are continuously verified and any extension services they may require are offered.
  • All vendors must pay a monthly participation fee. Further to this, upon engaging the Farmers' Market Unit, all other rules and guidelines will be made available and a registration form must be completed, signed and logged at the Farmers' Market Unit.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How are farmers monitored in the farmers’ Markets?

A: NAMDEVCO Field officers perform routine visits to registered farmers’ market farmers.

Q: How can a farmer get a spot in a NAMDEVCO Farmers Market?

A: A registration can be done via the Farmers’ Market Unit which can be contacted at 645-9073 or via a NAMDEVCO Field officer.

Q: why should you shop at a NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Market?

A:

  • All produce are locally grown and fresh from the farm
  • Prices are below retail, but above wholesale
  • Safe and customer friendly environment
  • Wide range of local produce
  • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Contact Information

Farmers' Market Unit Office: 679-8412

Farmers' Market Mobile: 688-6527

Farmers' Market Email: farmersmarket@namdevco.com