Once again, Kaset fair blossomed brightly | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Lifestyle >

Once again, Kaset fair blossomed brightly

The just-ended horticultural show had all the ingredients _ fruit, food, native products, books, gardening equipment, the latest in agricultural machinery, as well as educational displays _ that have made the event something of an annual traditional

- +

The national agricultural fair annually held at Kasetsart University, commonly known as the Kaset Fair, has become synonymous with sweet tamarind. Every year, tonnes of Phetchabun's most famous product occupy a whole block and this year's fair, held from Jan 31 and wrapping up yesterday, was no exception. 

To entice buyers, the friendly vendors, most of whom have their own plantations, tried to outdo one another in offering a taste of their wares to passers-by for free. Prospective buyers could make the rounds before deciding to buy, not that it mattered much for the fruits all tasted the same. For Bangkokians who simply love sweet tamarind, the fair provided an opportunity to stock up on it without having to go all the way to Phetchabun.

Other agricultural crops that have become very much a part of the fair are native garlic and shallots from Si Sa Ket. Native garlic is much smaller than that imported from China and Taiwan, but many Thais prefer it as it is more aromatic.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments