A boy picks grapes at the Yangzhou Jingganquan Agricultural Ecological Garden during the second Jingganquan Grape Festival on Aug 2. [Photo/hj.gov.cn]
A number of locals and visitors picked, tasted, and purchased grapes at the Yangzhou Jingganquan Agricultural Ecological Garden during the second Jingganquan Grape Festival, which began on Aug 2.
A total of 16 varieties of grapes are grown in the Jingganquan Agricultural Ecological Garden, two of which were promoted to customers during the festival, namely the "Zao Gao Yu" and "Summer Sunshine". These two varieties are sold at a price of 15 yuan ($2.2) and 18 yuan per kg, respectively, cheaper than those found at markets.
Wang Huafa, a local living in Zhutang community, arrived at the garden to pick fresh grapes as early as 7 am. "My family took part in the grape festival last year and shared the sweet and juicy ones with us."
In addition, a series of events has been organized for locals.
The Jingganquan Agricultural Ecological Garden is a provincial four-star rural tourism area and has obtained organic product certifications for its grapes, peaches, and pecans.
Organizers have said that the festival is meant to promote local agricultural products, increase sales, and attract more visitors and investment.