Good news for makers of agricultural products in Cebu: they can now showcase their wares in a modern people’s market in Minglanilla town, starting this July.
Primary Properties Corp. urged local government units to locate their products in its two-storey Spark Commercial Center building there, the provincial government said.
“It is a one-stop shop. The second floor is a tourism zone, where you can see the best of Cebu products from the different towns and cities,” said PPC marketing staff member May Ann Suazo.
She said 48 stalls are being prepared for the processed agri-products.
PPP also plans to offer a 3D experience for those who wanted to go whale shark watching but are hampered by traffic congestion going south.
Also, the company is considering hosting the SuroySuroySugbo, a tourism program that hauls visitors to different tourist attractions in the countryside.
PPC retail leasing manager Sharon Tan said the LGUs can display their products at the stalls for free.
“If you go after the supermarket, you cannot be sure if your products are sold. Here, tourists would be coming in to buy your products,” she said.
Meanwhile, the building will also display dry goods and services.
Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Roldan Saragena recognized the great opportunity for the LGUs to promote their products at the facility.
There are several processed products coming from the LGUs but their market remains to be worked out.
Among the potential products that may be featured there are camote chips in Ronda, pickled vegetables in Badian, camotepolvoron in San Fernando, squash noodles in Boljoon and Dalaguete, chicharonin Carcar City, torta in Argao and Dalaguete, pintos in Bogo City, and budbud-kabog in Catmon.