Eating right and getting the right amounts of required nutrients is a must despite the quarantine. Instead of relying solely on canned and processed goods, one should also consume fresh fruits and vegetables.
Not only will these benefit our health in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, but you can also help farmers sell their surplus and recent harvests, which since the travel restrictions and temporary work stoppage, has suffered from slow sales.
Bonena Multipurpose Cooperative (BMC), a group of 78 farmers from Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija, has set up space in a cold storage in FTI Complex, Taguig, where you could buy vegetables and other fresh produce from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Based on social media posts by Slow Food Youth Network and Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement founder and chef Jam Melchor, the sale currently offers vegetables like squash, banana heart, pechay, ampalaya, banana, okra and kamote, along with eggs and dried fish among others.
Most people expressed their support in the cause but those who came from far places were hesitant to go since there are many checkpoints. But according to Melchor, interested buyers can get in touch with BMC’s Mary Ann Dela Rosa through 0917-8350338 to arrange for deliveries and pick-ups.
Photos courtesy of Jam Melchor on Facebook
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