You Can Buy Fresh Veggies Straight From Benguet Farms at QC Circle This Weekend

Plus, there'll also be produce from Bataan, Cavite, Camarines Norte, and more!

( Vegetables aren't exactly the cheapest stuff to buy at the supermarket—and no, we're not just making excuses for our unhealthy selves. So if you're looking for a way to score some fresh greens, then you may want to head over to the Fresh Market at Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City, where produce from La Trinidad farms in Benguet will be sold at low prices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. It's where you can get fresh veggies while also directly supporting the farmers who grew it!

Around 16 tons of vegetables will be at this weekend market, thanks to the efforts of The Veggie Drop-Off—a group of volunteers working to bring farmers and buyers together—and the Quezon City government. The set prices currently have us reeling: P80 for a kilo of broccoli, P150 for kale, and P80 for spinach, according to a post by The Veggie Drop-Off (TVD). 


Before you go take note of the market's rules:

  • Bring your own eco-bags! Single-use plastics are no longer allowed in Quezon City. You can also donate paper bags, used-but-clean plastic bags, eco-bags, and the like at the site.
  • You can only buy one to two kilos of each vegetable. This is to make sure as much people can benefit from the market as possible!
  • Be prepared for long lines.
  • Most importantly, be patient with the stall keepers "who have had minimal rest and brought these vegetables to you at the lowest possible cost," says TVD.

Aside from bringing in produce from Benguet's farmers, there will also be goods from Bataan, Cavite, Camarines Norte, Nueva Ecija and Quezon Province

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Main image from Mike Laagan / Wikimedia and Lhove Igorot Veggies / The Veggie Drop-Off

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