Wright, whose relationship with the Trelawny Branch Society of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has been somewhat acrimonious, described the event as something that was set up for a particular purpose, which has nothing to do with farming.
“How can you have a farmers’ market in Trelawny and the parish, which plants the most yams in the country, does not have a representative,” questioned Wright.
“Even the parish’s leading egg farmer, Mark Campbell, is barred.
When Campbell was contacted in relation to Wright’s claim about him being barred from the ‘farmers’ market,’ the egg farmer said that he was initially invited, but the invitation was subsequently withdrawn.
Campbell, who is the undisputed champion egg farmer in western Jamaica, said he was flabbergasted by the way he was treated, considering that he has been a recognised farmer in Trelawny since 1980.