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Online store helps Benguet farmers sell their vegetables

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 03:12 PM January 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — You can now buy vegetables directly from farmers in Benguet through an online store.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, netizen Kwin-kwin Molino shared her experience of ordering vegetables at a lower price through Session Groceries.

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Nakabili kami ng mga gulay na muntik nang hindi na maibenta ng mga magsasaka natin sa Benguet dahil mura na ang mga ito…

Posted by Kwin-kwin M. Molino on Monday, January 21, 2019

“Nakabili kami ng mga gulay na muntik nang hindi na maibenta ng mga magsasaka natin sa Benguet dahil mura na ang mga ito at malulugi sila kung ibabyahe pa nila,” Molino wrote.

“Kami na ang nagbayad ng delivery fee para makatulong na mabawasan ang mga produkto ng mga magsasaka,” she added.

Molino said she was able to buy vegetables like bell pepper, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, radish, tomatoes collectively weighing 40 kilos for only P1,500.

According to previous reports, farmers from Benguet province were forced to throw vegetables they harvested because of its sinking prices in the market amid oversupply.

This urged Iloisa Romaraog of Session Groceries to start delivering goods to consumers in Metro Manila.

“Nagde-deliver kaming groceries sa Baguio talaga, sa Baguio lang dapat. Tapos nung nakita ko ‘yung report tungkol doon sa itinatapon ng farmers, naawa naman ako kasi ‘di ba, basta kawawa sila, kasi ang hirap hirap magtanim, tapos itinatapon lang nila,” Romaraog said, as quoted by a report from ABS-CBN News.

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“Tapos naisip ko, gawa nga ako ng post na baka may tutulong sa kanila,” Romaraog added.

In her Facebook post last Jan.13,  Romaraog stated the guidelines on how to order from their online store.

Additional vegetable OVERSUPPLYWe can send to Manila, Pampanga through Bus (Victory and Genesis). We can also send to…

Posted by Iloisa Salatan Romaraog on Sunday, January 13, 2019

At the end of her post, she wrote a note that read: “Direct price from our farmers. Session Groceries’ goal is to help. We shoulder extra charges on the packaging. Thank you for helping our highland farmers. May God bless you.” /muf

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