With the pandemic crippling the country’s economy, supporting local industries has never been more urgent. The good news is that many organizations are now finding ways of bridging gaps between customers, and farmers and fisherfolk.
If you’re in the Quezon City area, you may want to check out the Eastwood Central Plaza in Eastwood City on July 25 and July 26, as the Department of Agriculture in partnership with Megaword Lifestyle Malls and non-profit group RestoPH goes for the last leg of the Harvest to Goodness Weekend Market in the area, which showcases goods from local sources and Filipino-owned restaurants.
Here are some of what’s available for sale:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Mango Tree’s milk tea
- Seafood (including boneless Dagupan bangus and many more)
- Flavored yogurt from Batangas
- Fresh strawberries from Bagio
- Fresh eggs from Bulacan
- Coconut products
- DIY Ramen from Menya Kokoro
- Seedling to start your plant-parenting journey
- Cow Cow ice cream
If you want to shop but can’t make it to the venue, no worries—you can have someone deliver your goods via the MyKuya app and pay cashless through PayMaya. You can also contact the suppliers directly through Eastwood’s viber group.
The Harvest to Goodness Weekend Market will next be at the Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill from July 31 to August 2, before heading to Uptown Bonifacio on August 7 to 9.
Remember to bring your own eco bag, and always wear a mask and practice social distancing!