We have taken responsibility to ensure the integrity of the organic fresh produce offered at the market. In 2005 we introduced a PGS (Participatory Guarantee System)
to better oversee the organic fresh produce being supplied to the market. PGS is a locally focused assurance system of organic production enabling market access for organic smallholder farmers without the onerous cost of third party organic certification. PGS is supported by IFOAM Organics International
as a means of creating sustainable and inclusive businesses and markets. Regular appraisal visits are made to these farms by our PGS to assess their management practices and production records, and customers are welcomed as key participants on these visits. The farmers’ PGS certificates listing the produce that has been approved may be seen in the fresh produce stalls that they supply at the market.