New attraction as Arona opens modern Farmer’s Market with appeal for all
The new Arona Farmer’s Market exceeded all public expectations and sales on its first day.
The mayor unveiled an inaugural plaque of the infras-tructure that responds to a historical demand of the municipality,
Celebrations featured exhibitions of old images, live music, gastronomic demonstrations and tastings.
“As of today, Arona has the direct sales centre of the most modern primary sector of the south region, which includes a centre that will provide comprehensive training to the entire sector,” said José Julián Mena.
“The agricultural and lives-tock tradition is part of our identity, a collection as a people that we cannot lose and one we must preserve and encourage. But we also want it to be a source of promotion and wealth for the middle classes and for the primary sector, because our land, our identity and our traditions are the greatest wealth that Arona has. And we have to be proud to make them known and to promote them. “
The opening day brought together 2,000 people and exceeded all sales expecta-tions for the first Saturday. In future, it will now be open every Saturday and Sunday.
The Market, located in San Lorenzo Valley, has modern and accessible facilities of almost 1,050 square metres with a covered parking area, free transportation from Los Cristianos and Las Americas, and a wide variety of products that adds a new dimension to the already extensive commercial offer and restoration of this nucleus of the middle-sized of Arona.
Opening hours on the Saturday and Sunday are 8am to 2pm. Visitors can enjoy the products of the orchard of Tenerife, but also of other traditional delicacies such as honeys , pastries, wines and cheeses, all with a wide variety that makes this Farmer’s Market one of the most representative of Canarian gastronomy in the south of the island.
The facilities, located next to the main road, are fully accessible and include a children’s play area.
The free bus line will link the coast with the San Lorenzo Valley Market, depar-ting at 9am from the stop located at the back of the Zentral Center, on Noelia Avenue Afonso de Playa de las Américas, and at 9:30am from the stop next to the Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos. The return will be at 2.30pm from the bus stop next to the Market.
The complex, one of the largest in the region, has state-of-the-art equipment to offer both producers and consumers high quality, reliability and the best possible care.