The Federal District will gain a new option for purchasing organic food. Armazém do Campo, a space for the sale of products from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), arrives in the country’s capital, bringing items from agrarian reform settlements and cooperatives of family farmers and peasants throughout the country, all of them manufactured within an agroecological perspective.
Online sales will officially open this Saturday (16), on the Armazém website.
Among the industrialized products are rice, teas, coffee, juices, jams, sweets, flour, grains, cereals, dairy products, chocolates and cachaça. In addition to industrialized products from the MST throughout the country, Armazém do Campo DF will sell produce produced by MST families and cooperatives in Goiás and the Federal District.
Those who buy on the site will also be able to make donations that will be converted into food baskets to be distributed to vulnerable populations in the Federal District.
In this first phase, Armazém do Campo DF will deliver the orders purchased on the site to addresses in the central region of Brasília: Asa Sul, Asa Norte, Sudoeste, Lago Norte, Cruzeiro and Noroeste.
Purchases will be carried out by cycles. Orders placed from Sunday to Tuesday will be delivered on Thursday afternoons (1pm to 6pm). Orders placed on Wednesday and Thursday will be delivered on Saturday morning (8am to 1pm).
The launch of the online store is added to the face-to-face sale that takes place every Saturday at SQN 216, the end of Asa Norte, known as Feira da Ponta Norte.
At the beginning of next year, a physical store will be opened at Armazém do Campo DF in Brasília. The inauguration, which has not yet been set, is scheduled to take place between the end of February and the beginning of March.
“The Armazém do Campo DF is an initiative of the MST to bring organic and agro-ecological foods to the entire population”, says Sandra Cantanhede, from the national directorate of the MST.
In addition to the country’s capital, the MST’s Armazém do Campo exists in 31 other cities in 13 states.
Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino