A ‘Bagsakan’ Center for organic farm products coming from farmers in Negros Oriental will soon open in Dumaguete City as the provincial government here strives to promote organic farming.
Renovation work costing P500,000 is now ongoing on an existing structure between the Tabo sa PAO area and Hall of Justice along E.J. Blanco Drive in Brgy. Piapi, Dumaguete City.
Capitol Information Officer Adrian Sedillo said the center will sell purely organic products fresh from local farms. “Only farm produce that have been certified by our technicians as 100 percent organically-grown will be sold in the Bagsakan Center,” he said.
Sedillo added that consumers can now have more buying choices between organically-grown and non-organic farm products being sold at the Tabo sa PAO located right beside the soon-to-open Bagsakan Center.
The Tabo sa PAO was started in 2000 by the Provincial Agriculturist Office (PAO) as a local version of a farmer’s market, providing farmers a venue to sell their produce at lower costs at it eliminates the middle men. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)