Since the lockdown began, more and more people have been making efforts to help local farmers by buying produce from them through farmers’ markets in malls or Viber groups, or through farm-to-table groups that help farmers deliver their produce to more consumers around the country.
Fortunately, there are so many more ways for people to help support our agricultural sector. Here are nine farmer-owned and farm-to-table businesses you can check out if you want to help out:
Igorot Fresh Produce
Run by a group of young farmers from Benguet, Igorot Fresh Produce allows customers to order salad, pasta and smoothie packs priced at a maximum of P270 per pack. They also sell strawberries, Benguet coffee beans and other fresh produce from the highlands.
Down to Earth
Located in Dahilayan, Bukidnon, Down to Earth is a family farm that raises free-range poultry and sources grass-fed cattle. They also sell edible flowers and herbs at an average price of P220-P300 per pack.
Bangon Benguet is a farm-to-table initiative managed by the Department of Agriculture. With the help of Victory Liners, Inc., the initiative has delivered vegetables like Baguio beans, broccoli, cabbage and kamote from Benguet farmers to consumers in Manila.
Session Groceries is a Baguio-based online grocery app that wants to provide better revenue for farmers by allowing consumers to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and rice varieties straight from farms in the area.
Joyful Organic Farm
0917-5666674 or 0925-3666678
Established in 2015, Joyful Organic Farm is a farmers’ association that specializes in growing white, red, black, brown and blended rice. The farm also grows an assortment of vegetables and herbs.
Homegrown Organics prides itself in selling produce like pumpkins, yellow corn, santol, kangkong and ginger that are harvested upon order. Aside from fresh produce, the store also carries ornamental plants.
Rural Rising PH
Rural Rising PH is an online platform that helps connect farmers and consumers. Aside from helping Ifugao farmers transport their tomatoes, they also sell bottled seafood and homemade jams.
BukidFresh is an online market that helps farmers set the price for their produce and market it directly to consumers. Some of the available produce include coffee beans, herbs and spices, as well as vegetable baskets.
Another farmers’ market you can find online is SunReese Organics. Their produce is sourced from Benguet and Cavite, and their store also carries homemade condiments and frozen vegan goods.
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Writer: ANGELA PATRICIA SUACILLO