By Vishia Mae Dominic J. Tolcidas
Regional Applied Communications
FITS OPA Negros Occidental
Led by Negros Occidental Gov. Isidro Zayco, the Organik na Negros Booth was recently opened of the Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. Panaad Festival runs until March 27th.
Among the must-buys at the booth are ‘certified organic’ and chemical-free products including the organic rice grown by Humayan Ministry in Bago City; vegetables, fruits and herbs and organic fertilizer and vermicast produced by Fresh Start in Silay and Sagay City; Lemon Grass Oil of Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation in Mambugsay, Cauayan, and Negros Island Rainforest Coffee grown by farmers in Mount Kanlaon.
Processed food products on sale are pickled seaweeds and fermented bulabid (anchovies) of Escalante City, dried fish of Cadiz City, nata pickles of Sagay City, banana polvoron of San Carlos City, malunggay polvoron of Hinigaran, and banana marbles of Pontevedra produced by cooperatives being assisted by OPA.
Other interesting products are all-natural Federico’s Island Wines of Victorias City, muscovado sugar of Alter Trade, fruit jam and atchasal of Muad Farms, Saring’s Bagoong of Pulupandan, Fresh Start organic personal care products, RU shredder, and food supplements, herbal teas and medicines by Kit’s Herbs.
The booth also gives out brochures on various farming technologies especially on organic farming.
ORGANIC PRODUCTS FOR SALE
Negros Island Rainforest Organic Coffee (top photo) grown by farming communities in the mountains of Negros and Fresh Start organic personal care products (lower photo) are on sale at the Organik na Negros booth at Panaad.