Section 17/1A Association Farmers Market in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, showed its appreciation to customers by cooking up a variety of delicious food in conjunction with Malaysia Day and National Day.
Traders and residents came together to prepare dishes from as early as 5am so that the food would be ready by 9am for the community to enjoy.
Among the items they cooked were fried chicken and mutton curry, which were served along with a selection of ulam.
“We also gave out vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish and food like nasi lemak and kuih muih to visitors,” said association chairman Zainal Abidin.
He hoped that this event would encourage more people to buy produce at the farmers market.
“Traders here sell fresh vegetables, fruits, chicken and fish from their own farms and some from village farmers,” he said.
Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah lauded the association’s effort in organising such a patriotic and multiracial event.
“This is a very good effort as we often forget about the spirit of sharing,” she said, adding that the association had organised similar events during Chinese New Year and gave out bubur lambuk during Ramadan.
Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran, who was also at the event, commended the association’s generosity and cooking efforts.
Also present at the gathering were MBPJ Zone 10 (Sections 16 and 17) councillor Medaline Chang and Selangor Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) director Aiada Abdul Rashid.