Paris: market gardeners offer direct sales of fruits and vegetables against rising prices

By Graziella L. Posted Aug 20, 2022 2:12 PM

The French are struggling more and more to eat properly, while food prices have been rising for several months. Market gardeners organize direct sales of fruits and vegetables to denounce high margins.

Since the war in Ukraine, the prices keep rising, In all areas. Energy, fuel, but also feedmanhandling a purchasing power already at half mast. Thus, many French people are struggling to end the month and eat properly, between shortages and a significant increase in prices. The fruits and vegetablesessential for healthy eating, are no exception, but the market gardeners denounce the large retail margins compared to them. They invite Parisians to favor the short circuitand to eat better, for less.

Farmers and market gardeners wanted to make the inhabitants of the capital aware of what they consider to be a “racketeering“, last Thursday. They settled in the Place de la Bastille, to offer direct sales of fruits and vegetables. Similar events took place in several towns in Val-de-Marne and Hauts-de-Seine. Banners read:Exploited peasants, extorted consumers“Because here, farmers receive the majority of the price paid by the customer, unlike supermarkets.

This solidarity market, annual tradition of the Communist Party and the agricultural union Modef, offers French products, quality and at an affordable pricedirectly from producer to consumer. In the capital, prices have indeed soared this summer and this is not likely to improve, with the drought that has ravaged crops in the country. It is therefore better to favor the markets for your grocery shopping, rather than big box stores, whenever possible.

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