Pres. Mallari visits local farmer’s market in Brgy. Balanti
As a way of supporting Tarlac farmers and local goods, Tarlac State University president Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari visited the Balanti Farmer’s Market today, December 5, located along the Balanti bridge in Tarlac City.
It is organized by the Riverside Organic Farmers Association of Balanti (ROFAB), a partner of TSU in a solar-powered irrigation project along with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III.
The idea of this market is to empower local farmers, help increase their agricultural productivity, and ensure fair trade and quality products since consumers buy directly from farmers and small business owners — all of which are reflected on the global goal of the United Nations to end hunger and promote sustainable agriculture.
Fresh and organic vegetables, white corn, ornamental plants, lemongrass and citronella products, dried fish, and goat meat are some of the goods found in the Balanti Farmer’s Market.
The market is open today from 6:00 AM until 12:00 noon. Next market schedule will be posted on the Balanti Farmers Market Facebook group. [Jazzel Llaneli Manabat]