…the prices are high again

Philippines
August 21, 2012 10:17am CST
I guess I have to lay off my favourite carrots ad other kinds of vegetables. The recent storms have devastated the northern part of Luzon where we all get our share fo vegetables. It’s been a while since I had a decent carrot stick and the prices won’t be falling anytime soon. Of course, this situation is hardly new but it is still annoying and frustrating. I need my carrot sticks!
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11 responses
• Philippines
21 Aug 12
The only vegetable that I eat now a days is Okra or gumbo. flood or no the price of five peso okra didn't change a bit. so am good with that, except for prices of corn beef, tuna and others that also increase. carrots aren't my specialty but i guess i should try them out
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
I’m not fond of okra but I still eat them. It’s one of the vegetables are readily available and as you said, it’s still cheap and readily available. Try the carrots, it’s a great snack.
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Waaaah! I never liked eating okra! I hate it. There's something in its texture that I really dislike. Potatoes are my best bet. But malunggay is the best alternative for nutrition.
• Philippines
21 Aug 12
Yeah, we delayed our public market visit because we already know that the prices of vegetables are shooting up. It means a round of nutrition lacking food for us. Good thing we have some malunggay, kangkong and tomatoes ready for picking in our garden.
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Backyard planting is always a good idea. In addition, at least you got free vegetables and you did grow the vegetables on your own. You don’t need to be reliant on the marketplace to get some of your food.
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
That's the main point of it. It is a good source of food and also a cost down measure at some point. Plus, it brings about a hobby or past time whenever people find doing nothing at the moment. And of course, there is always that love of nature that we have deep down.
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Aug 12
Most veggies are literally expensive at this moment that its cheaper to buy beef, thats how it is in my location and I know it has something to do with the flood we experienced. Luckilly I still have vegetables today, few days ago I grew some sunflower seeds and turned them into sprouts. (sunflower sprouts is a popular vegetable now in the west, There are tutorials in youtube how to make them)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
That makes it so frustrating. The prices are high and it will be a long time before it drops. At this moment, that isn’t gonna happen anytime soon. It’s good that you still have vegetables. Eating meat is good but it does become bothersome for a while.
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Aug 12
I am planning find a new apartment where I can Garden ( I need a backyard) so I can have a moringa tree. so Ican have an endless supply of leafy green vegetables. I will also plant sunflowers so I can make more sunflower sprouts and have an unlimited supply of seeds. I hope this wont offend you, I will raise rabbits for meat, so I can have unlimited source of clean and organic meat as well.I dont trust the chicken in the market anymore. Rabbit dont have scandalous smell like chickens or pigs so Ican see them as a better meat source (low in fat and high in protein) Rabbit meat is actually legal in the Phillippines, and the government actually wanted to promote it because its healthier. I dont care if their cute, The rabbits I will raise for meat will have a better life than those abused chickens and pigs we eat.
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
My mother would always tell my dad that their 900php regular grocery went up as high as 1700 buying the same goods. And some vegetables cant be found because they dont have stocks which maybe the recent calamity has caused. Lets just pray for our country's economy and do our part as a citizen of this country.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
I do the grocery and produce shopping for our hope and I do note the increase in prices. But what can we do? I just hope that with the increasing price tag comes the increasing salary. It would be better if some heads will be relieved to trying to fit and work the budget.
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
It is undertandable for prices of basic commodities to rise after a storm or flood. They damage the crops and related things making the supply scarce. However, if it is so needed by the body, like the carrots since its nutritious, we cannot help but buy some once in a while.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Yes. I agree. I just hope that the prices would drop ion the near future. I might ask some friends in Baguio if the prices there are going to drop or maybe, I could just buy a small quantitiy to satisfy my cravings.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Yesterday, my wife goes to a nearby market here in our place. She wanted to have a "nilagang baka" for our lunch. She also wanted to buy some vegetables to be use for our "meryenda" which is "pancit bihon'. In the afternoon, i ask her if she will cooked the pancit bihon in which she replied to make banana cue simply because the prices of vegetables coming from Baguio had gone sky-rocket. And she said that it will go for at least several weeks until the farmers in the highlands had recovered from their loss.
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
That's also what my mom says. I just can’t wait. I cannot imagine paying for a handful of carrots for twice (or more than) price. It is understandable for growers but I hope no more bad weather so that the prices will go down eventually.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 12
Hi, The weather makes it all possible. I would plant my own vegetables if given the chance, the only thing that prohibits me from doing so is the very lack of space in my place of residence, living roof to roof and wall to wall. I do love growing my own food and the only thing that make it closer to reality is my box garden outside my window where I plant anything I can lay my hands on, from fruit seeds to camote stalks to flowering plants.
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
At least, you are already practicing planting in your own backyard. Of course, we have to live by what we have. I hope your plants will be healthy and we can experience good weather for the plants to grow.
@louievill (16346)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Besides the devastation brought about by the typhoon, I think another factor is prices of gasoline products is starting to go up again, if the prices of upland vegetables is already high this time of year, wonder what the price would be during Christmas season when the demand becomes high
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
That is another important factor. If this continues, there is nothing left to save in many households.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
21 Aug 12
Hi jeanneyvonne, it's been a week now that were not eating vegetables from Baguio because it's very expensive and most of them has a bad quality. Most of the time eat green leafy vegetables like malunggay leaves, jute leaves, kangkong and some vegetables tagalog which is cheaper than Baguio vegetables. I am just glad that my husband is not picky in food and can everything I serve in our table.
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
It’s good that you still have your own share of vegetables. I agree that some of the produce already has a bad quality. I don’t want to blame vendors but I am not eating rotten vegetables and fruit. You’re lucky that your husband isn’t picky. Actually, I’m the picky eater in our family.
@natliegleb (5188)
• India
25 Aug 12
nowadays that is for sure and the rates are soaring high,not only non vegetables but also for vegetables.i have already skipped my favorite items nowadays
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
22 Aug 12
Yes vegetables price are hiking daily. All important commodities price are growing up. now difficult to eating our fevourte food or vegetables.