The People's Grocery, the first of which was opened by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in Kemeraltı to deliver healthy, cheap and reliable food to the public, Bayraklı ve Karşıyakareached Menemen after. Emphasizing that it was understood that one of the most important antidotes to the economic crisis after the pandemic was that the small producers continued to produce, President Soyer said, “We must encourage the small producers to produce and protect their land. People's Grocery is a market, not a grocery store. The places where the labor of the small family farmer who produces with his sweat is paid off ”he said.
The People's Bakkalı, which Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer put into practice as an important pillar of the vision of "Another agriculture is possible", is spreading throughout the city. Konak Gültepe, the People's Grocery, opened in Kemeraltı, one of the iconic spots of İzmir, Bayraklı With Özkanlar Karşıyaka It started to serve in Kyrenia. The fifth branch of the People's Bakkalı was opened today in Menemen Ulukent with a ceremony attended by Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer. Speaking at the ceremony, President Soyer stated that they promised to spread the People's Bakkalı, which is the address of fair production, fair sharing, access to healthy, reliable and cheap food, which is the basic human right, and the address of labor, to all parts of Izmir, and today it is he said they lived his pride.
Continue to support the manufacturer
In his speech, President Soyer pointed out that the importance of agriculture, access to healthy food, supporting domestic producers instead of imports and being self-sufficient, said: “After the pandemic, it was understood that one of the most important antidotes to the economic crisis was the continued production of small producers. We must encourage the small producer to produce and protect their land. We can only do this through the cooperative. Cooperatives also have a problem to market their products. With the People's Grocer, we have overcome this. This is a market, not a grocery store. A place that allows the small family farmer, who produces with his sweat, to get the reward for the producer's labor. The citizens of the city, who continue to produce in the peasant land, will also be comfortable. Because the rural-urban migration will decrease, they are all interconnected. The People's Grocery has a very meaningful function. We will support our producers while bringing our people together with healthy food through new branches ”.
Plaque to the citizen supporting the project
Mayor Soyer thanked Ali Ger, who gave support to the People's Bakkalı project and gave the workplace they opened today to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for 5 years and presented a plaque.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, Menemen Mayor Serdar Aksoy, at the opening ceremony of the People's Grocer Menemen branch, Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay, Bornova Mayor Mustafa İduğ, Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, council members, mukhtars and citizens attended.
What is People's Grocery?
Halkın Bakkalı, one of the promises of the election period of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, aims to enable the cooperatives to market their products and to provide consumers with healthy and reliable food. Thus, it is aimed both to support the small producer and to protect the citizen. Izmir Public producers' cooperatives as agentless products anywhere in Turkey, mainly is sold in grocery stores. There are 300 different products from the product groups such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, various breakfast foods, legumes, olive oil, spices and cosmetics in the People's Bakkalı branches. The variety of products is increasing day by day with products from cooperatives across the country.