MANILA, Philippines — A trade fair dubbed as “Philippine Harvest” which will feature the country’s farm and food destinations is set to take place at a mall in Taguig over the weekend.
The Department of Tourism announced Monday that the fair would run from March 29 to 31 at the Center Square Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the trade fair was in line with the agency’s program to sustainable tourism.
“The overarching goal of our programs and projects is sustainable tourism as we champion the Filipino farmer and the country’s bountiful produce,” Puyat said.
“We aim to develop sustainable farm tourism as a dependable source of income for Filipinos in line with the implementation of the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016, which serves as one of our strategies for countryside development,” she added.
The Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016 aims to encourage, develop and promote farm tourism in the country.
DOT-accredited farm sites, travel agencies and 30 local food distributors will be participating in the event.
Visitors will be treated to rare recipes the country boasts like mushroom chicharon, sili ice cream with tinutong na bigas, caramelado and pili flavors, kakanin, rice cookies, kalamansi jams, pastries using local ingredients, Alavar Sauce and other products of Zamboanga, laing longganisa and Bicol’s other products.
Also featured at the three-day event are dried seafood, coco sugar, coffee, heirloom rice, chocolate, craft beer, fruit wines, crunchy garlic, among others. /cbb