LOCAL farmers in Misamis Oriental earned P60,320.50 on day one of Farmers’ Market reopening in the Capitol grounds, Friday, November 12, 2021, records from the Provincial Agriculture Office showed.

The sales breakdown includes processed products, P22,935; rice, P25,220 and veggies and crops, P12,165.50.

There were 11 exhibitors who displayed their farm outputs and other goods at the first day of Governor Bambi Emano’s brainchild, weekly Farmers Market. They expressed gratitude to the Governor for the resumption of the program amid Alert level 2, solely intended for small farmers to sell their produce without stall lease and free trucking of farm outputs to and from the farm. Exhibitors, however, are required full vaccination card.

Like Mr. Nestle John Ubalde, owner of Amazing Grace Agro Eco Park located in Sitio May-Ang, Brgy. Kabulawan in Lagonglong, east of Misamis Oriental, all other displaying farmers, lauded Governor Emano’s program.

“Dako kaayo mi og pasalamat ni Gov. Bambi ug sa ilang Sir (Jose) Apollo Pacamalan. Nalipay ko kay na-open ni og balik. Kami nalipay sab kay at least nakasugod-sugod ta. I hope nga maaghat ang tanan taga-Cagayan (de Oro) ug Misamis Oriental nga mamalit mo sa atong kaugaligong produkto. Support local, support local products,” Mr. Ubalde urges public.

The weekly farm outputs display at the Capitol continues to attract the consuming public to include Capitol employees and walk-in customers, Fridays, 8am to 5pm.

Previously on pre-COVID-19 pandemic, local farmers sold goods at average P200,000 per week, which Governor Emano looks forward to hit again in the coming weeks.