Undeniably, one of the most affected by calamities and disasters in the country are our beloved farmers. Flooding, drought, pest infestations, and storms are just some of the things that devastate our farmers and destroy their livelihoods. And now, an additional factor that affects our agricultural industry has surfaced: COVID-19.
That’s why many government and private organizations have been helping our local farmers by either buying from them or providing them with space where they can sell their products to the public. (Read: LOOK: ‘Malasakit Garden’ Urges SMC Staff to Plant Their Own Food)
Now, another avenue for the farmers to sell their products has just launched— and people can easily access it because it’s just in Taguig!
My Street High Street
Just this month, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has provided an open space in their area where small businesses and local farmers can set up booths and sell their products. Called “My Street High Street,” the initiative aims to help out small locals earn a living amid the pandemic.
For the entire month of March, Benguet farmers have the chance to sell their items directly to consumers— with no additional fees! Staple pasalubong from Benguet like Good Shepherd‘s ube jam and brewed coffee is also available at the marketplace. (Read: 3 Popular Delicacies That Can Now Be Delivered to Metro Manila)
Customers can order in advance and pick them up themselves (or through couriers). They can contact Jhona Bitan at 0961 294 3083 to place their orders. You can see the price list here.
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