HONG KONG, Jan 8 (Reuters) – The first operation garden and meat market in Hong Kong, to be opened next month, will feature meat products from the market garden’s top vendors, including a range of pork and beef.
The market garden will be set up on a 200-acre plot of land next to a warehouse of the city’s biggest food-processing company, CompuServe.
Compu has been selling meat at the market since the 1990s.
The new operation will also offer free samples of meats from the warehouse to visitors and staff, as well as a range on the market’s main floor of food and other products.
The site is a rare opportunity for a local food-farming community, as a relatively small and marginalised community with few local-language websites has been growing rapidly in recent years.
Its owners hope the new market will attract a large audience of visitors and visitors-to-the-market, who can also buy the products.
Its main selling point is the food that it provides.
It’s said that one third of the market is consumed by people from the mainland.
There are around 7,000 registered operation markets in Hongkong.
There were no immediate plans to expand the market, but the owners are planning to open an adjacent warehouse next to it, where they will stock products from other suppliers.
The market garden was built in 2005 and is located just inside the gates of the Compu facility.
The main market, which will be opened on Feb 5, is set to have about 1,000 square meters (7,000 sq ft), with a market hall, a meat market, a garden, an ice-cream bar and other facilities.
(Reporting by Kwan Kwok-kiu; Editing by Andrew Roche)