This weekend Agora Mall becomes a Central Market and benefits the foundation “Yo También Puedo”. This initiative will have the participation of 51 entrepreneurs from Yamasá, Nagua, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, who will sell their products from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, the Central Market of Agora Mall will present offers in different categories: organic products, gastronomy, handicrafts, crafts, design, art and fashion. And in this edition the event has as its guest the IMA Foundation, presided by chef Inés Páez Nin, better known as Chef Tita.
This foundation promotes the development of small communities of rural producers through gastronomy and using cuisine as a weapon of social change, rescuing and elevating the gastronomic heritage of the Dominican Republic, while raising awareness about the importance of maintaining the native cuisine by areas and regions.
“Promoting Dominican culture and gastronomy nationally and internationally, while at the same time we can contribute to the development of communities generate a circular economy. In addition, it brings out of anonymity producers who work our land through the local product and the valorization of our cuisine is what we want to come to show in the Central Market with projects that are based on sustainability as an axis. A clear example of this are the four projects that will participate in the categories of organic products and handmade jewelry,” said the Dominican chef in a press release.
The participants from the IMA Foundation are “Miel de Massiel”, a family project that arises with the objective of protecting bees, creating friendly plantations; “Felicita Alta Costura y Más”, a jewelry project with emblematic pieces that represent our country such as amber and larimar; “Las Productivas”, a group of women who belong to the El Corozo Abajo community in Yamasá; and “Los Memisos”, a company that markets and produces 100% organic species and agricultural products.
This edition of the Central Market brings as a novelty the “United for Love” Bazaar in benefit of the “Yo También Puedo Foundation” to support the projects it develops in favor of education, art and independent living of children and adolescents with disabilities.
In addition, pieces by fashion and communication influencers such as Karla Fatule, Hony Estrella, Isaura Taveras, Gaby Desangles, Lorena Pierre, Estefany Pina, Hiedy Paniagua and Graciela Diestch will be sold.