If you’re planning to go shopping this weekend to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat products, you might as well do so to support Filipino farmers and food entrepreneurs directly impacted by the global pandemic. You can also opt to do that in a convenient and safer venue.
For four consecutive weekends, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is hosting the 'Harvest to Goodness Weekend Market' in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and non-profit group Resto PH. Megaworld is converting the open spaces in its select lifestyle malls into outdoor farmers’ markets for this initiative.
Farmers from the provinces of Benguet, Baguio City, Bulacan, and Region IV-A provinces, including Quezon and Batangas, are bringing a wide array of fresh produce including high and lowland vegetables and fruits, coconut products, herbs and spices, seedlings, condiments and seasonings, and other dairy products.
The farmers’ market concept under the agriculture department’s ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita (KADIWA)’ project will have its first leg at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Eastwood City from July 17-19 and July 24-26. This will be followed by separate legs at Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill on July 31-August 2 and at Uptown Bonifacio on August 7-9.
Resto PH members, meanwhile, will offer special menus featuring farm-to-table dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Participating restaurants include Mango Tree, Kureji, Brotzeit, Menya Kokoro, Icebergs, 102 Izakaya, Tokyo Milk Cheese, Monga by Vikings, Recovery Food, and Tepanyaki Brothers.
For added safety and convenience, cashless payment options powered by PayMaya and contactless transactions will also be available to customers.
Guests can also shop conveniently from home and have their orders delivered to their doorsteps with the help of personal shopping service app MyKuya. Cashless personal deliveries for food purchases from participating restaurants can also be made via LalaFood and Mr. Speedy.
Curbside pickup is also available for driving guests. Under this option, customers can contact and arrange the transactions directly with the farmers and vendors and get their orders at designated pickup locations. Contact details of participating farmers and stalls will be posted at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Viber communities, Facebook page, and website.
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To ensure the safety of shoppers and in compliance to the government’s directives, health and safety protocols such as mandatory temperature checks, footwear and hand sanitation, wearing of face masks, and strict observance of social distancing will be implemented.
For more information, visit megaworld-lifestylemalls.com or call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Hotline at 8-462-8888.