Passeter, St. Kitts, April 7, 2021 (ZIZ News) The Fahis Agricultural Women’s Co-operative Society, in partnership with the Dollar Stretcher Supermarket at Sandy Point, brings locally made fruit lollipops to the public for sale.
Fruit Lollipops were first introduced to the public in November 2020 at the Cooperative Sector Agriculture-Frame Promotion Event.
Denise Gillard, a member of the Cooperative and Crop Farmer, explained that the idea of producing fruit lollipops stemmed from the need to provide a healthy alternative.
“They have these ice lollipops inside the supermarket, they are not nutritious because it is just colored water and sugar, so we said why not make a lollipop based on a fruit, we put it in the supermarket, it is very nutritious because all we add is fruit, water and Sugar. “
He also explained how the partnership with the Dollar Stretcher supermarket came about.
“We went, we talked to the supermarket gentleman, and then he said he would try three flavors – 25 each, so we did it, the feedback was very positive, so he increased the volume, so at least we knew it was a good thing.”
Gillard said the co-op plans to expand to other supermarkets as well.
“We are thinking about expanding, but we do not want to spread ourselves because we are doing our farming process on average. We are trying to get our own building, so at least we can do more. So, if all the members agree to it, we can look at two more supermarkets. . ”
In a statement, the Department of Cooperatives praised the initiative by Bahi Women’s Cooperation and the “quest to move forward with current challenges to the economy.”