Qatar’s honey festival will continue through out January at two more local farmer’s markets.
Over last few days, Qatar hosted its annual Honey Festival at Al Mazrouah Yard in Umm Salal. The festival aims at spotlighting locally farmed honey and encourage people to purchase it and support local honey farmers.
The different types of honey were displayed at the farmer’s market in Umm Salal over the weekend, and will also be featured at the markets in Al Khor and Al Wakrah later on in Janaury.
The Qatar News Agency cited the director of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s Agricultural Affairs department, Yousuf Al Khulaifi, saying that “this season, we have 4,000kg of honey locally produced, which is unique compared to the size of quantities imported from abroad.
The ministry is providing guidance and training to farmers on the best methods for the production of honey, and this year we have also included packaging training so that the honey can be marketed locally in the best possible way.”
While last week’s event ran on both Friday to Saturday, the two upcoming festival will be visiting Al Khor’s and Al Thakhira’s farmer’s market during the weekend from 12 to 14 January, and at the Al Wakrah yard on the weekend of January 19.
Meanwhile, the newly opened local produce market at Katara Cultural Village has been attracting shoppers since it opened last week.
The Mahaseel Festival, as it is called, opens on weekend from 8 am until 9 pm at Katara’s parking area. There, you will find fresh local vegetables and fruits alongside other products including poultry, honey, flowers and dates.