Two Sri Lankan organizations in collaboration with Ayurveda physicians, Hoteliers, chefs organized PUMPKIN -FESTIVAL providing a platform for farmers to sell their crops and also providing consumers with many different uses of pumpkin to facilitate better profits and to promote the crop. Thousands of kilos of pumpkins were sold at Sri Lanka’s first-ever ‘Pumpkin Farmers Festival’ held last week , reports Colombopage.com. The festival in helped farmers struggling with a bumper crop of pumpkin. An estimated 100,000 kg of pumpkin were stacked (22) along Green Path (Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha) at the Pumpkin festival for farmers to sell their harvest. Coexist Foundation together with Sarvodaya Development Finance arranged the event.The festival featured a variety of stalls selling different pumpkin dishes , showcasing medicinal and cosmetic use of pumpkin as well as educating the public about qualities of pumpkin.
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