Who Wants To Buy Some Local Products

By Tokz
@ilocosboy (43395)
Philippines
August 13, 2019 9:11pm CST
I usually buy these products (as shown in the photo) when I have the chance to pass in this local market in our province. Actually this is located at the top of the mountain in a village called Bessang. The place is cold and have a suitable soil for vegetables like cabbage, carrots, potatoes, celery, cauliflower, among others that only grows in an elevated and colder part in our place. Some local residents put small selling area where they displayed these products and the passerby can buy there products. These are way cheaper compared those being sold in the wet market of the towns and cities. I seldom came here (around 1.5 hours ride) because its far from my place. Only during when there is occasion. So when I have the chance, I buy them. Its fresh and cheap in price. Lets support local farmers.
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@Mavic123456 (19464)
• Thailand
14 Aug
oh yeah... we always support local farmers. it's cheap and mostly crops are their own produce.
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@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
And its fresh from harvest, the nutrients are still crunchy
@Mavic123456 (19464)
• Thailand
15 Aug
@ilocosboy yes... fresh.. and crispier... munch .. munch!
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@Janet357 (22554)
14 Aug
what about the prices of these products?
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@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Oh yes I forgot to mention, well slash the half the price in the town's market.
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@Janet357 (22554)
14 Aug
@ilocosboy it's nice to shop there.
@rsa101 (21059)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Yeah for as long as they are fresh its good to buy local as they can be as good as those imported ones. Plus you help local farmers earn their living too.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
This is the very reason why I always buy when i pass by at that place, and they are very cheap.
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@rsa101 (21059)
• Philippines
14 Aug
@ilocosboy But here in the city the thing is most local products are sold not fresh anymore because of the long transport of the goods from the provinces coming to the city(but this is not the case always though). While those imported ones since they are well packed they arrived mostly fresh looking that is why most of the city dwellers buys them more because of the way they are presented to the consumers.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
15 Aug
Yes i observed that too. So when there is a chance for me buy fresh in the local market, I buy them.
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@porwest (17347)
• United States
14 Aug
I LOVE to support local whenever I can. In the United States we generally say out of every dollar spent locally about 60 cents stays local while shopping elsewhere only about 30 cents stays local. In the simplest of terms, you go out to eat at Nancy's Homerun Family Restaurant and about 60 cents will stay local, eat at a chain like Applebees and only about 30 cents stays local. It is always best to keep the money as close to home as possible.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
15 Aug
Yes, that is right, and I think its always wise to spend money where we can save more.
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@porwest (17347)
• United States
16 Aug
@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
I like farmers markets. That one looks gorgeous
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Oh yes the vegetables are beautiful.
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
@ilocosboy They sure look good
@kareng (16154)
• United States
14 Aug
That's a great buy. You get a fresh product and help the local farmers out. Win-win.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Indeed it is a win-win situation. Its like hitting two birds in one stone.
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@kareng (16154)
• United States
15 Aug
@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
I would love to have those turmeric roots and camote/sweet potatoes. I miss them very much.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
15 Aug
Oh, turmeric, the wonder roots that can be very helpful to our health.
@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
Many small towns here are promoting 'buy local'. Towns will lose their shops if they don't support the local producers.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
15 Aug
I so much agree, competing with big markets is no match by local market, we can do is to support 'buy local'.
@sol_cee (20107)
• Japan
14 Aug
It’s nice to support local farmers.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
The best thing to help them grow.
• Philippines
14 Aug
I often bought sortie veggies for my dogs meal.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I bet your dog is very healthy because it is vegan.
@yanzalong (15131)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
It must be beautiful up there.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Oh you bet, the environment is awesome.