As part of of its ongoing COVID assistance to Goans, Goa Sudharop opened a unique POSRO (shop) in Margao, Goa on December 22, 2020 to help traditional Goan artisans such as farmers, cooks, bakers, potters and others can sell their products (traditional Goan food, spices, sweets, organic vegetables, farm produce, etc.). The need for jobs and income in this pandemic is important and Goa Sudharop is providing the store space free to the various vendors.
According to Goa Sudharop volunteer Irene Almeida, "Posro by Goa Sudharop" is a social initiative empowering Goans to showcase their skills, talents and expertise as the Goa Sudharop supported platform helps Goans earn a living. At the same time, Goa Sudharop intends to revive Goan traditions and pass on our legacy for generations to come. At Posro we respect the hands which toil to bring the food to our tables, hence we felicitated a padekar (traditional coconut plucker Pedro Pereira), xetkamti (farmer Anthonetta Fernandez) and a randpin (traditional cook Manikbai Naik) who inaugurated and opened the Posro as our special, favored guests. In Goa Sudharop's 20 year history, we cater to the common person, usually the forgotten Goan below the poverty line and intentionally no politician or other so-called dignitaries have been special guests at our events.
Some of the products available include homemade oil, vinegar, jaggery, home ground masala such as Xacuti, Ambottik, Recheado and Jeeremire. Also, Goan grown spices, cereals, rice, millets, cowpeas along with organically grown fruits and vegetables are also for sale - please note items vary over time based on availability.
Mouth-watering dishes such as Pez with kalchi kodi, mori ambotik, fezoado, Appa de camarao, Chicken Xacuti, Kotkothe, Kismur, Tisreo sukhe, Bangdho recheado, to name a few are also available. In addition, authentic Goan sweets made or baked the traditional way were sold, specially Christmas sweets were the main attraction at this time of year.
Posro has a Facebook Page – do like and follow them for updates. They are open for constructive feedback. We want to reach out to the remote areas of Goa to promote the farmers and artisans and they look forward to your patronage. Please show your love and support to keep the Goan legacy alive which gives our Goenkars immense JOY and HOPE as they benefit from this initiative.
Address: POSRO, Shop No 1, Carvalho Apartments, Behind LIC Building, Comba, Margao, Goa.