Oversupply of Tomatoes in Quirino
Due to Covid-19/lockdown difficulties, 70 Tomato Farmers were having a hard time selling their fresh produce. As they were having a hard time selling their Tomatoes, lots of Tomatoes were already getting overripe and a lot of Tomatoes that were not yet harvested were already red/ripe:(
We were able to help Fil Am JRC HS Batch '72 through the kindness of Dr Ardenliz Regalado Garcia and Shari Sabalvaro and facilitated donations of 250 bags of rice and vegetables mainly to Malnouished Children, High Risk Pregnant Patients, Pregnant and Lactating, PWD's, Senior Citizens, and Solo Parents ❤
Satsuma Oranges Drive
Kasibu in Nueva Vizcaya are known for their Citrus, a favorite is their Satsuma Oranges which is a japanese variety cultivated and grow here. They are sweet and juicy!
Farmers from Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya were asking for some help to sell their Satsuma Oranges because they had a buyer back out when they already harvested.
And because of all the support, we were able to move almost 2 tons / 2,000 kilos worth of Satsuma Oranges and also some of their Ponkans!!
Sweet Seedless Watermelon Help
A farmer from Ifugao named Ryan asked for help to sell their Sweet Seedless Watermelon as they need urgent funds for his mom's Dialysis:(
Thanks to everyone who helped, we were sucessfully able to move almost 1,000 kilos / 1 ton of Seedless Watermelons!!
Tomato Oversupply Drive
New pictures, same problem as last year:(
Because of the oversupply of Tomatoes in Nueva Vizcaya, farmers are already throwing away the ripe Tomatoes since they have no buyers. This is the sad reality. If the Tomatoes are already red/ripe, buyers don't want to buy the Tomatoes anymore:( If the farmers aren't able to sell their Tomatoes in NVAT or other trading posts, they will choose to throw them by the roadside instead as the cost to bring the Tomatoes back to the farm will come out more expensive.
We are helping multiple farmers from Nueva Vizcaya, San Miguel Bulacan, and Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.
So far thanks to all the support, orders and donations:
8 Metric Tons of Tomatoes (10,000 kilos) supposed to be thrown away DONATED to feeding programs, frontlines, families who are hungry, etc. Helped and donated to over 10,000 families!!
4.6 Metric Tons of Tomatoes (4,600 kilos) of personal consumption orders MOVED for customers across Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal!
Many many farmers/farms and families helped because of this intiative:) Still so many more to follow!
Partnership with DTI Region 2 for the #WalangSayangProject and Rise Against Hunger PH for donations!
Special thanks to Maam Rhein and Maam Ragel of DTI:)
San Jose Watermelons and Melons
We were originally supposed to get Yellow Watermelons from just 1 farmer. When the other farmers in the area heard that a truck would be brought, they got excited and also started harvesting their Watermelons! They told us that they were worried that their Watermelons would have to be left to rot on the fields since they had no buyers nor truck to bring them to a trading post:( When we heard that, we had no choice but to say yes to all get their harvest. A happy surprise! The harvest increased by ten fold. From 200 kilos to 2,000 kilos of Yellow Watermelons.
The smiles on the farmers faces were so big as they were saying how happy they are that we got their harvest of Watermelons:) "Parang fiesta ang saya nila!!"
Around 1-2 weeks later, we were told that right on the other side of the Watermelon field are very nice Melons:) When the sample batch was sent, we loved them! We would eat the Golden Honey Dew for a snack and use the Sweet/Mega Melon for juice!
If you would like to help support these farmers, please click this link:)