The mela, which will end today, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Organic farmers from several parts of the State are participating in the two-day Organic Food Mela that began at Curzon Park here on Saturday.

Organised by the Department of Horticulture and Jaivik Krishik Society, the mela, on the lines of Organic Mela held annually at Lalbagh in Bangalore, has been held for the first time in Mysore to educate people about organic food and to provide a platform for farmers to directly market their products.

Deputy Commissioner Rame Gowda inaugurated the mela. Zilla panchayat president K.P. Siddaveerappa, Additional Director of Horticulture Ramakrishnappa and Deputy Director of Horticulture H.M. Nagaraj were present. More than 30 stalls have been put up, displaying a wide variety such as vegetables, fruits, groceries, oils, snacks and juices, among others. Eco Agri Foundation, Sahaja Samrudaa, Prakruthi Organic Foods, Nesara Farmers’ Organisation, Hasiru, Jeevamrutha Centre, Banuli Krishikara Product Ltd., Phaladha Agro Research Foundation Private Ltd., and Prakruthi Savayava Krishikara Balaga are among the participants.

On Saturday, farmers made reasonable sale of organic foods.

The mela is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.