Malabari delicacies of varied flavours, gooseberry health drink that leaves a lasting taste in the mouth, brahmi payasam as experimental traditional food, every-day snacks and more by Café Kudumbasree are attracting buyers at the trade fair conducted to mark the 14 anniversary of Kudumbasree at the Marine Drive grounds here.
For those looking for some traditional items to take home, one can choose from Sun Fresh kondatam, Paranky Nuts, Kerashree coconut oil,
Home Shop rice powders and more such branded items made by Kudumbasree units that have come from Palakkad, Kasaragod, Shornur, Kottayam, Idukki, apart from a large number of units from Ernakulam.
Honey, tamarind, cocum, processed foods like pickles, fruit juices, and traditional snacks like banana chips, and tapioca chips are among the other food product one can pick from.
These apart, there is a collection of garments, cloth bags, jewellery, iron tools and utensils for sale.
If one thought that Kudumbasree had only food items for sale, the display of handmade shoes and sandals will make you think otherwise.
And then there is designer ware too. Handicraft items have been crafted to lend a touch of ethnic chic, making them into utility items under the brand Charutha.
The trade fair inaugurated by V.K. Ebrahim Kunju, Minister for Public Works on Thursday will be on till October 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.