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TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market Opens Again This Weekend!

Fresh Food, Great Gifts, and Lucky Lottery Prizes Galore!
 
*The TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market Happy Springtime Edition will be held this weekend, March 9-10, offering a wealth of fresh, fragrant, and fun treasures to pick out and carry home!
 
Anyone whose purchases at the market add up to NT$ 500 may present their receipts to the central service desk to receive their TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market Lucky Red Envelope (only 250 envelopes available each day). Presenting receipts totaling NT$ 1,000 entitles the bearer to a ticket for the market’s “New Spring Fortune” lucky draw. The raffle offers wonderful gifts that include home appliances, TAIPEI EXPO gift sets, TAIPEI EXPO shopping bags, Taipei Farmers Association Good Fortune Tea Gift Boxes, and the super prize of an Apple iPad! So, come visit this fun farmers’ market along the MRT Red Line to buy fresh produce for your kitchen, and who knows, you may walk away with a wonderful gift or prize as well!
 
The Department of Economic Development (DOED) notes that the big outdoor TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market has been held every weekend since 2011, next to the covered Maji Square with stores and eateries that are open all week. Each year, the farmers market’s visitor numbers and its business volume continue to grow, and these days, the market attracts around 30,000 visitors per week spending as much as NT$ 3.5 million (USD 115,000). Consumers can now use their EasyCard to pay for their purchases at the market’s stalls. All fresh produce at the market is sold under the “Four Guarantees and the One Code”: it is organic, safe (CAS-certified), traceable (Traceability Agricultural Product, TAP ID), and responsibly produced (Good Agricultural Practice, GAP). Roughly 90% of all fresh produce on sale is from farms that are organic, transitioning to organic, or only selling produce with zero traces of pesticides. The TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market is the place where responsible farmers and conscientious consumers meet.
 
On March 3, the market’s kick-off ceremony for the new year was enlivened by a performance from the young lion dancing troupe of Taipei Hutian Elementary School. The market’s famers also set up a beautiful display of the products they offer at the market: vegetables and fruit, fish and meat, tea and coffee, honey, rice, eggs, prepared foods, and much more from every county in Taiwan. This weekend’s TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market Happy Springtime Edition features bananas and papayas from Chiayi County, and many other delicious fruits of the season.
 
Come browse the TAIPEI EXPO Farmers’ Market and stock up on wholesome groceries on Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00. The stores and eateries of the covered MAJI Square next to the market are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 22:00. The market is located near Exit 1 of MRT Yuanshan Station, just north of the intersection of Zhongshan North Road Section 3 and Minzu West Road.