Organic Market

Address: Bacolod City, Philippines

Latitude: 10.6596285

Longitude: 122.9663018

Time Zone: Philippine Time

Categories: Dining, Activities

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Value of Organic Market in the Philippines

Domestic market for organic products was valued at US$6.2 million in 1999, based on DTI estimates (Pearl 2 Report).

According to Canono (USDA GAIN Report, 2000), the Philippines’ organic industry/market is estimated at P250 M or US$6.2 M. Of this value, domestic organic industry is about P100 M while imports of organic products are estimated at P150M. The trade estimates that the domestic organic industry is expanding by approximately 10-20% annually but growth could be accelerated with government support. The same report estimated that demand for organic products would outpace local production, while potential for increased imports particularly for processed food products clearly exist.

There is market potential for different organic products. Surveys done by Upland Marketing Foundation, Inc. (UMFI) show that 0.58% of consumers are organic rice users. However, another survey by UMFI shows that 20% of the consumers prefer and buy premium rice (but not necessarily organic), accounting for 3.56 million cavans. Since organic rice is the premium of all premium rice, organic rice has bigger market potential apart from its niche market (Guarin, 2005).Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request
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The Saturday Salcedo Market in the heart of the asalc1Makati Business District is less than a year old but clearly a runaway success! The brainchild of several neighborhood residents in nearby apartment buildings, the market lies in the shadow of high-rises much along the lines of charming neighborhood markets in European cities such as London or Paris. The objective was really simple: to give the neighbors a reason to get out and see each other while satisfying their craving for fresh produce, native specialties and homemade delicacies from the best households in the metropolis. With help from Barangay Bel-Air, the vision became a reality in May 2004. Today, the market has 127 vendors or stalls that attract thousands of people on a sunny Saturday. Several dozen more vendor applicants are on the waitlist and market management carefully screens who gets through…

I first visited this market about two or three weeks after it opened. asalc2It differentiated itself in that it started out mostly with vendors offering primarily homemade specialties rather than produce, seafood and meats. It was really more like a bazaar of what the best kitchens in Makati had to offer. As such, it was a bit “sosyal” and it was perhaps the only market where some people actually thought about their clothing before they got there! Another telltale sign of its “breeding” was the late hour at which it used to get cracking… around 8:30 AM or even later. Yikes. I was usually done with marketing and back home snoozing by 8:30 AM! Nevertheless, I completely support the concept, I am thrilled someone is working hard to make this successful, and I added it to my list of markets to go to on Saturdays.

My early market favorites were enormous ensaymadas (made closer the old-fashioned way that I prefer); asalc3the re-appearance of Gil Carandang with his brilliant organic herbs and vegetables; Joey Malana’s varied selection of vegetables from Tagaytay and Baguio; fresh cashew nuts from Palawan; Ineng’s barbecue for a meaty breakfast snack; some well selected flowers (from purveyors who admittedly got their stock in Dimasalang and added a hefty premium but I savored the convenience), etc. There was also Gourmet Farms, carabao milk pastillas, nice sapin-sapin, and a superb stall selling bub-bud kabog that, I kid you not, was ferried to the market in a Range Rover! The depreciation alone on the use of the Range Rover added PHP5 to each bud-bud I am sure…but they were and still are truly superb tasting!

The market is open from 7am-2pm. It is located in the tree shaded parking lot directly across the Three Salcedo apartment building and close to the Makati Sports Club. There are extensive tables and chairs set up under tents so you can enjoy your freshly cooked paella, lechon, barbecue, Korean specialties, etc. while mingling with your neighbors. Kudos to the organizers and let’s hope this is replicated elsewhere in the metropolis!
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i love to dine in this area because they only cook and serve organic produce. this is also your one stop shop for other organic stuffs you need. must try is their fruit mix. yummy! ;)

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