Manila Events: Philippine Harvest August 2018
From August 24 to 26, 2018, join in the fiesta as Philippine Harvest celebrates Sustainable Farm Tourism. The three-day food and travel event the event is dubbed “Philippine Harvest: Sustainable Living, Food, and Travel”. It seeks to highlight farm tourism, local food, and tourist destinations around the country. And it’s set to take place at the Central Square Mall in BGC.
This is the second edition under the helm of the Department of Tourism. Central Square, the premiere lifestyle destination in the heart of the city, has been home to the Philippine Harvest series since 2016. (Check out Philippine Harvest: Con Sabores De Espana here)
Avenue for organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous products
Philippine Harvest currently serves as an avenue where you can buy, bring home and enjoy organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous products of the Philippines. The 1st edition was themed “Philippine Harvest: Celebration of Philippine Food Destinations”. And it highlighted culinary destinations like Bicol, Negros Occidental, Cebu, and Davao.
The four-day fair also served as an invitation to farmers, fisherfolk, and farm practitioners for an interactive dialogue and local food exhibition. Now on its 2nd run with the Department of Tourism, Philippine Harvest continues to celebrate good food. And more importantly, pay homage to the people that produce them.
“At the core of our programs and projects in the Department is our sustainable and responsible tourism advocacy…. Which we aim to promote with this edition of Philippine Harvest,” shared DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
Philippine Harvest August 2018: A Food and Travel Expo
SSI (Stores Specialists, Inc.) Group and Central Square in partnership with the DoT and the Tourism Promotions Board have brought together DOT-accredited farm sites across the different regions. As well as selected travel agencies and thirty local food exhibitors for the event.
The food and travel expo will also present mini-lectures on sustainable tourism and sustainable dining. As organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.
World-Class Local Participants
Among the Luzon-based farm tour operators joining the cause are the Terra Verde Eco Farm from Maragondon Cavite and Layog Country Farm from Mountain Province. To be joined by Amancio’s Dairy and Produce Farm from Cordon Isabela and Tam-An Eco-Tourism Farm from Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. The FarmHouse by EDL from Capas, Tarlac, and Amadeo Nurture Farmacy from Cavite will also be in attendance.
The Visayas and Mindanao contingents include Sonrisa Farm from Magarao, Camarines Sur, Ephrathah Farms Corp. from Iloilo. As well as BinahonAgroforesty Farm from Lantapan, Bukidnon, and Mariano’s Blooming Agri-Tourism Park from Tupi, South Cotabato.
Local produce from the partner exhibitors will also be bannered in the food show. These include dried seafood, coffee, heirloom rice, chocolate, craft beers, fruit wines, fresh fruits, and local sausages, among others.
SSI Group President Anton Huang said, “As we continue to provide lifestyle offerings to our consumers, we at SSI are proud to, once again, showcase the best of what the Philippines has to offer. Not only for our guests to appreciate the Philippines’ finest flavors, but also to create more awareness when it comes to how our travels impact our planet. Travel has become a big part of all of our lives and this is our way of practicing this advocacy here in our own backyard, and presenting Filipino travelers with options and ideas.”
SSI Group, 30 Years of the Curated Life
On its 30th year, the SSI Group partners with one of the world’s leading banks, Citibank. To bring the Curated Life to every Filipino with rewarding shopping experiences and perks. With a retail network of over 600 stores and various retail format offerings, the SSI Group continues to make an impact on the lifestyle values of its consumers. This is by inspiring, enabling, indulging, and rallying them to live a life well-lived— a life that’s well-curated.
Check out event updates on the Philippine Harvest Facebook page.
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