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Vendors Do Best To Sell Off Produce

Amid the damage done by the floods in Tailevu last Saturday, there was one notable aspect; the price on vegetables and root crops dropped. Korovou Town market vendor Sereana Tinai,
09 Dec 2014 09:30
Vendors Do Best To Sell Off Produce
Korovou market vendors Udite Sovanatabua (left), and Sereana Tinai with their root crops some of which were left behind after during the flood. Photo: Aqela Susu

Amid the damage done by the floods in Tailevu last Saturday, there was one notable aspect; the price on vegetables and root crops dropped.

Korovou Town market vendor Sereana Tinai, 43, told Fiji Sun the price of food at the market was down because the vendors wanted to sell as much as they could to earn some income.

During the floods last Saturday, many of the produce left behind at the market got wet. Vendors were now doing their best to sell them off before they got bad.

“This is my main source of income; I have seven children to look after and I’m just here to sell whatever crops I have left so I can take something back home,” Mrs Tinai said.

She sells root crops and some of the dalo she was selling were left behind at the market when floodwaters rose last Saturday.

“It was late and I could not do anything so I just left my leftover root crops here in the market and it all went underwater when the market got flooded.”

Another vendor, Udite Sovanatabua, 50, said she wanted to sell her crops as soon as possible to avoid them getting bad.

“I sell dalo and vudi and the root crop prices are cheap now because we are selling it as fast as we can so it doesn’t go bad because we harvested these crops on Friday to be sold here on Saturday. But because of the rising floodwaters it was closed early before we could sell all our produces,” she said.

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