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Downtown’s Coronation Market Comes Uptown For Emancipation Day

Photo By Lowrie-Chin

Photo By Lowrie-Chin

Downtown Kingston’s famous Coronation Market comes Uptown August 1st 2015, Emancipation Day.

Orgainised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) this is one of the new initiatives of the year’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations under the theme, Proud and Free Jamaica 53.

More than 50 vendors will be ready to sell from 6am at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, on Hope Road, in Kingston. A section of the centre will be transformed into a marketplace, showcasing the rich offerings of Jamaica’s farmers. Push-carts will also be available to carry bags to shoppers’ cars.

Photo By Lowrie-Chin Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Asafa Powell show Gold Medal support for the Eat Jamaican Campaign as they commend Coronation Market vendor Angela Jarrett.

Photo By Lowrie-Chin
Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Asafa Powell show Gold Medal support for the Eat Jamaican Campaign as they commend Coronation Market vendor Angela Jarrett.

The Farmers’ Market is one of the first activities of the Independence Village, being established to feature daily and nightly events ranging from stage shows and concerts to exhibitions and expositions.

Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, said that discussions are ongoing with farmers.

“We are working closely with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). We are also working closely with the vendors themselves at the Coronation Market, and Sweet Wood market, so we are expecting well over 50 vendors to be participating,” he said.

Gordon is urging Jamaican’s to support the market “You will be able to get good farm products, good quality, and at a good price,” he added.

We can’t wait … got our baskets and bags ready to shop!

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