Event Stylist Transforms Shop into a Local Produce Market Place in Davao City
Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay | June 09, 2020
We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an essential part of our daily diet. Many people are now choosing locally grown produce when shopping for their family's needs. Buying locally grown food is not only good for the environment and the economy, but it’s also great for your health!
In Davao City, Event Stylist Jade Polizon transformed a portion of his shop into a market place of products of local farmers in Marilog, Davao City which he calls Mercato, “My heart is always excited when it comes to helping others in any way and to anyone. I always make it as an opportunity to connect and re-echo whatever I have. The need for farm products during these tough times of pandemic and the industry's current status pushed me to be more creative, innovative, and promote a more health-conscious way of living. That gave me an idea to open a section of the shop for fresh fruits and veggies which is timely and relevant,” he added, “It’s more focused on a health-conscious and environment-friendly vegetable market. One good thing about this new service of the shop is that we will be able to help our industry friends and workmates with motorbikes to do deliveries as a sideline.” Online and walk-in are also welcome to post their order or to personally select their needs.
Jade believes that patronizing farm produce products and promoting it locally are the biggest help they can give to the farmers, “We look forward to creating something more beneficial like sustainable activities and program in the future for them. Our sources and suppliers are not limited to one area but we open our door to anyone who has the potential to supply good and quality and locally produced products. It is just a simple way to empower and give hope to everyone, especially in these tough times. We wish to use our learnings from this crisis to be able to turn things upside down and give a positive impact,” shared Jade. Mercato is located at Juna Subdivision (fronting Philippine Women’s College), Davao City.
Local food is an investment in the future. By supporting local farmers today, you are helping to ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow. That is a matter of importance for food security, especially in light of an uncertain energy future.