After weeks of battling with the Miraflores municipality, the popular Bioferia farmer’s market will stay in its current location. Not only is it celebrating this victory but also its 20th anniversary.
Citing complaints by neighbors, the marketing department of the municipality of Miraflores concluded the Bioferia must move from its current location in Parque Reducto. Ecológica, the founding association of producers who participate in the fair, was ready to fight to keep its current location, where close to a thousand visitors come through every Saturday.
El Comercio’s Somos reports that on Saturday, November 4, the association and the municipality came to an agreement. Outside the municipality building, friends and supporters gathered in jubilation. The battle isn’t over, as there will be many talks with Mayor Luis Molina and the various municipal departments to figure out the safety and structural changes that must come about.
Celebrating 20 years this year, the Bioferia has become a staple of Miraflores, beloved by its neighbors and foreigners for its organic and farm-grown goods. Long before Lima came to have the numerous health food stores in now has, Bioferia was just one of the few places people could go get fresh produce and one of the only outlets for small farmers to sell directly to clients in the city (without intermediaries).
The Bioferia now has a second location in Surquillo, open every Sunday.
For more info, visit Bioferia’s Facebook page.
Cover photo: Andina