In a spot of both good news and do-gooder dealing, farmers from the town of La Trinidad, Benguet are doing a veggie drop this weekend at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.
Veggie drops, for the uninitiated, are basically ad hoc farmers’ markets where you can buy your veggies straight from the source. According to the market’s rules, just to keep things fair, no one is allowed to buy produce in advance—each customer is limited to one order form, will be required to buy at least a kilo of vegetables, and no one can buy more than two kilos of any one thing.
Prices — which promise to be even lower than regular wet markets — are set by the farmers themselves, and includes, according to organizers, broccoli at PHP80 per kilo (US$1.50), carrots sell for PHP40 a kilo (US$0.70), and strawberries at PHP350 a kilo (US$7).
“Shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and a few surprise veg will be available in very limited quantities,” the organizers add.
Fresh vegetables from La Trinidad, Benguet! Mas mababang presyo kaysa sa palengke. This weekend, March 7, Saturday, and…
The Veggie Drop-Off is a new non-profit market that supports farmers who are “having a hard time selling their produce” in venues in Metro Manila. It’s first veggie drop took place just last weekend in Luneta’s Old Manila Eco-Market.
Need to pick up some veg? (Let’s be real, you know you do.) Expect a big crowd, and don’t forget to bring your own reusable bags — plastic bags aren’t allowed in Quezon City.
The La Trinidad, Benguet Veggie Drop at Fresh Market Quezon City is open this weekend at the East Avenue entrance of the Quezon City Memorial Circle
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