PELUM Eswatini continues to participate in the Ekuphileni Farmers Market aimed at promoting the sale of organic produce from local farmers and NGOs. This Market is primarily a useful awareness-raising tool for spreading the message of sustainable living and has served as a platform for raising the visibility of PELUM and the work we do as a network.
Ekuphileni Farmer’s Market is a monthly market that helps communities of small farmers and producers. The main focus is to provide everyone with direct access to locally grown organic produce, homemade/baked goods, and eco-friendly products. PELUM Eswatini has been involved in its member organizations as a way of getting a market for member organizations and promoting their organic products and preserves that include homemade chilies, Peanut Butter, and many more. This has also been a good avenue for fundraising and we have encouraged our Member Organisations to take part in the market.
It is also a great platform to network with like-minded people and improves our reach as an organization. Guba also hosts a Maker’s Market in Malkens, where different organic farmers in all four regions of the country come through to display their products. The PELUM Team also puts up a stall with fresh vegetables and preserves from local organic farmers.