In Bongabon town, Nueva Ecija province, onion growers also complained that imported onions had displaced local produce from the market and that the week's farm-gate sales
had left poor farmers even poorer.
I attend quite a few farmers' markets and food festivals at Llangollen, Mold and Conwy, but these provide limited sales, so I'm working very hard to get farm-gate sales
, and hope to start that side of things this autumn," said Steve.
We sell through butchers and wholesalers and farm-gate sales
, plus a company sells them on the internet for us.
When it comes to supporting farmers, the sustainable food movement could do better than simply tout farm markets and farm-gate sales
That is being demonstrated by those involved in farm-gate sales
and through farmers' markets, which provide a great outlet for growers.
There are around 100 wine producers, many of whom rely on farm-gate sales
, but there are another 200 or so farmers who grow grapes and sell them on to bigger estates.