Freshly harvested vegetables from the farms of Bonena Multi Purpose Cooperative
Food & Drink Features

Here’s where to source fresh vegetables, fruits, and poultry direct from local farmers

The author and agriculture advocate makes a plea for citizens to help farmers in this time of COVID-19 crisis by buying straight from the source. By JAM MELCHOR
| Mar 24 2020

In these difficult times, with many wet markets and supermarkets running low on supplies, Metro Manila citizens are forced to look for other sources of fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood, and meat. During this enhanced community quarantine, it’s even more important for us to reach out to farmers and support them in every way we can. It’s a win-win—we get a source of fresh produce, while at the same time help make our local agricultural sector more sustainable. 

I am hoping that this call to action will help uplift our farmers’ current situation and strengthen their livelihood in one way or another. At the end of the day, we will all benefit if the agriculture sector becomes strong and vibrant again as it was before.

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The following is a short list of recommended farms that can be contacted for bulk as well as individual orders. Most of them can deliver to Metro Manila during this enhanced community quarantine period. Feel free to coordinate with them directly.

 

Vegetables and fruits

Bonena Multi Purpose Cooperative

Vegetables from Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija, available for pick up at FTI Cold Storage, Cucumber corner Bagsakan Road, FTI Complex, Taguig City, open daily 6 am to 7 pm

Contact Mary Ann Dela Rosa (0917) 835-0338

 

Cherry Tomato Farm

Greenhouse-grown cherry tomatoes and bell peppers from Tanay, Rizal, available for delivery within Metro Manila

Contact Ed Lalas (0947) 340-2074

 

EchoStore

Fresh veggies from its farm available for delivery within Metro Manila (especially Makati) or through www.metromart.com​

Contact Arwin or Jerry at EchoStore, Salcedo Village, Makati (02) 8869-1516, echostore.ph

 

Kai Farms 

Fresh chemical-free fruits and vegetables from Silang, Cavite for delivery within Metro Manila

Contact Camiel or Yancy (0998) 593-4832 or (0919) 088-5008

 

Seeds and Fruits Multipurpose Cooperative

Fresh produce from Benguet, Mountain Province, with delivery to Metro Manila for bulk orders only

Contact (0906) 382-4978 or (0917) 700-2007

 

Teraoka Family Farm 

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables from Mangatarem, Pangasinan available for delivery within Metro Manila

Contact (0977) 833-0657, IG or FB @teraokafamilyfarm

 

Poultry

Batangas Free Range Chicken 

Free range chicken eggs available in Metro Manila

Email [email protected]

 

Pamora Farms Free Range Chicken

Free range dressed chicken from Abra, available for delivery within Metro Manila via Lalamove

Contact (0995) 284-7031