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Taguig hosts Philippine Harvest trade fair

Taguig hosts Philippine Harvest trade fair

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The Department of Tourism on Monday announced the holding of a trade fair that would feature the Philippines’ farm and food destinations at the end of March in Taguig City.

The Philippine Harvest trade fair is in line with the government’s sustainable tourism development program, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

The trade fair will run from March 29 to 31 at the Central Square Mall, Bonifacio High Street, Global City in Taguig City.

“The overarching goal of our programs and projects is sustainable tourism, as we champion the Filipino farmer and the country’s bountiful produce,” Puyat said.

“We aim to develop sustainable farm tourism as a dependable source of income for Filipinos in line with the implementation of the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016, which serves as one of our strategies for countryside development,” she added.

DOT-accredited farm sites, travel agencies, and about 30 local food exhibitors will gather at the event.

Local food exhibitors are expected to showcase organic fruits and vegetables, spices, honey products, artisan chocolates, bamboo tumblers, and other indigenous products.

Visitors to the trade fair will be treated to a taste of some of the rarest dishes, including mushroom chicharon, sili ice cream with tinutong na bigas, rice cookies, kalamansi jam, and various pastries.

Mainstay of local food fair like dried seafood, coco sugar, and fruit wine will also be available at the exhibit.

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