Buy And Stock Your Co­conuts

Fiji Sun - - November Specials -

LUSIANA TUIMAISALA

Suva Mar­ket ven­dor has pre­dicted a rise in co­conut price at the mar­ket next month.

Cur­rently Mr Rosan Ali is get­ting his co­conut sup­plies from Ka­davu at $100 a bag.

He said he was bas­ing his pre­dic­tion from the fact that busi­ness peo­ple were also buy­ing co­conuts for their own prod­ucts.

“The buy in thou­sands and ven­dors can­not com­pete with them,” he said. Mr Ali said they were buy­ing from the same source. To counter the busi­ness peo­ple Mr Ali had ad­vised the ven­dors to buy and stock them for next month where co­conuts would be needed nearly in ev­ery homes.

He said the rise in price was due to the im­pact of cy­clone Win­ston to co­conut trees in af­fected is­lands. Mr Ali said that was part of life and for him he had coped. He was also sell­ing other vegeta­bles and food crops. For his co­conuts he was sell­ing one for $1.50 and $5 for a heap with three nuts.

He has ad­vised his cus­tomers to be ready for the in­crease in price in De­cem­ber.

Some of his cus­tomers were opt­ing to buy tinned lolo but many pre­ferred to have co­conut milk from fresh co­conuts. He said his next or­der would ar­rive from Ka­davu next week. When asked about life at the mar­ket he said it was very lively as peo­ple walked in an out ev­ery hour.

His work at the mar­ket starts when the mar­ket opened and stops when it’s closed in the af­ter­noon.

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