Now on its 6th edition, the three-day food and agri-trade fair boasts of a wide selection of products and produce that will surely be a delight to the palate. A joint project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the SSI Group, Inc., the Philippine Harvest features sustainable farm tourism products.
“Conventionally, our cities and provinces become known because of their tourist destinations. But through the Philippine Harvest, we hope to show our travelers that artisanal products, organic produce, and even the farmers who produced these indigenous products can add prestige to these destinations. This goes hand in hand with our advocacy of promoting responsible and sustainable tourism,” enthused DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
Some 50 exhibitors will be featured in this edition with products ranging from assorted vegan desserts, coffee, “taho”, wild forest honey, artisanal cheese, crunchy garlic, meat and fish products and even salted egg, among others.
Locally produced materials such as handbags, health/beauty products and bamboo “utensils will also be available.
“This will be a perfect opportunity to showcase the distinct flavors of the Philippines all in one place for three delectable days. And I hope that this quarterly feature will bring Philippine culinary tourism much closer to our people’s attention,” Romulo-Puyat added.
The Philippine Harvest is open to the public free-of-charge from August 30 to September 1, 2019 (Friday to Sunday) from 11 AM to 10 PM at the Central Square in Bonifacio Global City.