'Changing climate': Lack of purple yams forces Good Shepherd to sell white ube jam


Posted at Sep 23 2019 11:56 AM

A lack of purple yams has forced the Good Shepherd Convent to sell white ube jam. Photo courtesy of Good Shepherd Convent

MANILA - The Good Shepherd Convent said Monday it is forced to sell white ube jam for the meantime due to a lack of supply of purple yams.

Good Shepherd, known for its famous ube jam, explained that its farmers are having a hard time growing ube, forcing them to make use of white yams.

"Due to changing climate, our ube farmers are having difficulty growing ube. It has been our struggle in the recent years to find a stable supply. And in the past weeks there were none," Good Shepherd said in a Facebook post.

The religious order however assured the public that the white ube jam is "just as good as the purple one" and called for public support since sales of the product help fund the college education of the Cordillera youth.

"Now our ube jam sports a new look. Yes it is Ube Jam. From white ube. Yes there is such thing. And it is the available supply at the moment," it said.

Good Shepherd also urged ube jam fans to take care of the environment and help in calling for climate justice, saying "climate emergency is real."

"Now let’s all do our share in caring for the earth and calling for climate justice. And let’s do this not only because we love Ube Jam but because we #CareForOurCommonHome. 💜🌏" it said.