THE Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental has opened to public again the Farmers’ Market in the Capitol grounds starting November 12, 2021, after almost two years of temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The weekly Farmers’ Market displays freshly harvested vegetables, crops, delicacies, among others, every Friday morning until afternoon, with Capitol employees and passers-by as its regular customers.

Governor Bambi Emano ordered the reopening of his brainchild project to create economic activities for small farmers, who were deprived of income during the crisis brought by the threat of the deadly virus.

Provincial Agriculturist Jose Apollo Pacamalan is grateful to Governor Emano’s initiative as number of farmers calling for the reopening is increasing.

Pacamalan, however, requires stall owners vaccine cards before displaying goods in Farmers’ Market based on Provincial IATF recommendation.

Board Member Erik Khu, chairman on committee on agriculture of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, was also thankful to Governor Emano in effort to aid small farmers in their income.

Ms. Zosima M. Santos, owner of Titing’s Fish Products based in Libertad town west of Misamis Oriental, is one of the first stall holder to display her during the reopening of Farmers’ Market. She expressed deep happiness of the privilege Governor Emano has given them.

“Pamaagi niini mao kini ang usa nga naka-promote gyod sa among negosyo nga nag-abot na sa among lugar. Lisod gyod nga maundang mi diri tungod kay kining Farmers Market nga gihimo sa among Gobernador makatabang sa mga farmers, especially na sa ako uban ang akong mga kauban gikan sa laing mga lungsod. Dako kaayo ko og pasalamat kay Gobernador kay nahibalik na gyod mi diri sa among association sa Farmers Market,” said Ms. Santos.

Mr. Clarence Dave L. Salindo of the Provincial Assessor’s Office, also thankful to Governor Emano.

“Pasalamat ko kay Governor Bambi Emano alang sa paghatag higayon sa atong mga farmers nga mahibalik na diri sa Farmers Market ug makabaligya na despite sa atong sitwasyon karon nga naa pa ang CoVid-19. Ang atong baligya pud diri kay puro organic nga dako og tabang sa atoa since pesticide-free kini,” according to Salindo.

Farmers’ Market also displays seedlings, spices, fruits, eggs, red rice, chips, fruit shakes, honey, turmeric, lagundi and many others.