An ongoing trade fair brings beloved delicacies and specialties from Baguio and the Cordilleras to the Metro South.
A project of Old Baguio Café in partnership with SM City Sucat, the Old Baguio Market highlights favorite pasalubong food items, indigenous textiles, handwoven crafts, and artworks in a bid to support MSMEs and artisans in the region affected by the pandemic.
Edibles available at the SM Sucat market include 100 percent Premium Atok Arabica Coffee from the Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative in Benguet Province, Choco-Late’ de Batirol Garden Café’s classic chocolate de batirol, Dulche Chocolates’ bean-to-bar chocolate, Vizco’s famous Strawberry Shortcake, and Good Shepherd’s famous ube jam, strawberry jam, peanut brittle, lengua de gato, and alfajor cookies.
More pasalubong options from Teahouse Restaurant & Bakeshop, Tantamco’s Fine Products, Victoria Bakery, Baguio Country Club, Baguio Family, Strawberry Jam @ Swamp, AdeTi’s Enterprise, Mommy La Food Products, Dadi Roi Enterprises, ZTR Garlic Products, and Natural Metaphors Body Products are also available.
In addition to food items, the Old Baguio Market showcases the rich indigenous culture and heritage of the Cordilleras with a selection of textiles, handicrafts, homeware, bags, and fashion accessories from homegrown social enterprises and cooperatives.
Enterprises and cooperatives present include Easter Weaving Room, Narda’s Handwoven Arts and Crafts, Kinwa Etnika Handicrafts, Mondiguing Furniture, Mayat-An Handicrafts, Accents and Petals, Ibay’s Silver Smith, Everything is Pine Manufacturing, Highland Women’s Multipurpose Cooperative, Tam-awan Village, Ellebanna Aklang Handicrafts, and Carol Lines Ethnic and Fashion Accessories.
Artworks from the Pasa-Kalye Baguio Artists, a group of local artists known for their weekly street art festivals, are also on display. The Old Baguio Market is on the ground level of SM City Sucat’s Building B today until May 30.
Source: Manila Standard