Marketgoers were treated to a selection of fresh and affordable produce direct from its source at the Kadiwa ng Pangulo Dagupan City Farmer’s Day Caravan held at the CSI Mall Big Atrium in barangay Lucao from June 17 to18, 2023.
The ‘Kadiwa’ is part of the food sustainability agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that provides Filipinos with local products direct from farmers, fisherfolks and micro-small and medium enterprises.
Mayor Belen Fernandez welcomed another opportunity to market the products and help boost livelihood opportunities of participating farmer and fisherfolk groups and entrepreneurs who are based not only in Dagupan but also within Pangasinan.
The caravan was mounted in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor and Employment, Provincial Agriculture Office, City Agriculture Office, City Nutrition Office, Public Employment Service Office and the Department of Education.
DOLE Central Pangasinan Field Office Head Agnes de Leon and Vice Mayor Bryan Kua expressed support to the Kadiwa activity which also featured cooking demonstrations courtesy of Eden Cheese.
The two-day activity produced total sales of 430,288 pesos based on a report of the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Participating enterprises were the following –
-Dagupan Bangus products
-Maria Endang Pugaro Fish Products
-Atsara ng Barangay Pantal
-Dagupan Rice from Mangin & Salisay
-Native Latik ng Caranglaan
-Live Lapu-lapu from Pugaro
-Fresh seafoods tulad ng Malaga, Bangus, Pingaw, sari-sari, at Talaba
-Boneless Bangus from Bonuan Boquig
Bai Ising’s Suman from Pogo Grande
-Capito’s Pastillas Lasip Grande
-La Catalina Mangin Rellenong Bangus
-Jarold’s Ube Bar, Yema spread from Bonuan Boquig
-Tebeng & Tapuac Bottled Products (Bangus in tomato sauce, Bangus in corn oil)
Freshly picked fruits, vegetables and other food products from:
-Alcala Onion Growers
-Abana Salted Eggs direct from the farm
-Asingan Fresh Cow’s Milk and yogurt drink
-Espasol and Pastillas de Leche ng Bantog Samanhan ng Nayon
-Finest Bayambang Rice
-Fresh Farm Eggs (semi-organic free from anot biotics) from Mangaldan
-Hand crafted chocolates, Cacao Tea from Lingayen
-Pure wild honey from Mabini
-Tablea de Cacao from Mangaldan
-Vigan Empanada (Ilocos Sur)
– assorted products from the municipalities of Binalonan, Binmaley, Calasiao, Labrador, Mabini, Mapandan, San Carlos, San Jacinto and San Fabian.
(Dagupan CIO News)