Cheap vegetables available at DA’s office in Malate
Affordable vegetables are now being sold at the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) Compound in San Andres, Manila.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the ‘Vegetable Festival’ at BPI has been opened since 5am today to sell fresh vegetables at prices 50 percent lower than those found in Metro Manila markets.
The vegetables, according to him, will be sold by farmers themselves.
The fresh vegetables include:
– Carrots – P95 per kilo
– Cabbage – P70 per kilo
– Sili – P80 per kilo
– Brocolli and Cauliflower
– Eggplants and many more
Also available today are the following:
– Refined Sugar – P49/kilo
– Cardava Banana P17/kilo
– Assorted fruits from Davao and Central Mindanao
– Tilapia from Pampanga
– Fish and canned sardines from Zamboanga
Piñol said there will also be a business matching session among subdivision homeowners cooperatives, market vendors associations, supermarkets, and farmers.
“The business matching is expected to establish a direct market linkage between the farmers and the direct buyers to cut out profiteers who have been manipulating the prices,” Piñol said.
The TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet will be opened until tomorrow, Saturday.