Farmers’ Market

Not long ago Goa had some of the finest fresh produce in the world, sustained for hundreds of years by the traditional farming methods of the hardy Gaudo community. The Gaude were among the first settlers in Goa and are thought to be Austric in origin.

Today the situation for Goan farming is dire and the Gaude face a grim future. Fertile fields are being wiped out overnight, taken over by builders in collusion with local politicos. Delicious local produce has now made way for mass imports from outside the state. The Gaude have no clout to resist the forces leading to their demise. As can be seen in the photos below, the tenacious few that persist have been pushed to the periphery – literally – of the market in Panjim (and other towns).

Fresh produce at Panjim market
5D Mark II, 14L II

 
 
Vegetable market in Panjim, Goa

Sorting yard long beans
5D Mark II, 14L II

 
 
Parvati Vernekar, traditional farmer

Parvati Vernekar, traditional farmer from Curca, Goa
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 
Fresh produce at Panjim market

Fresh produce at Panjim market
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 
Fresh produce at Panjim market

Fresh produce at Panjim market
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 
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