Consumers and health buffs came in droves to the first Friday opening of the Organic Food Tiangge, participated by 12 organic producers in Tarlac last March 20. Urged by the demands of organic producers and farmers in the province for an outlet of their produce, the Department of Agriculture in Region 3 allotted a space in front of its building in Paraiso, Capas, Tarlac for an Organic Tiangge that opens to the public every Friday. The DA subsidizes seller-producers by providing booths and promotional assistance.
There are 12 initial sellers in the tiangge each carrying a wide array of products ranging from fresh organic vegetables, processed organic food items like peanut butter, chips, herbal products , eggs and even delicious organic lechon.
The selling group was led by SIBAT’s Mangarita Organic Farm (MOF), the Capas Organic Farmers Producers Cooperative (COFPC) and the Association of Tarlac Organic Producers (ATOP). The group aims for the Organic Tiangge to become a mainstay in Tarlac and attract more consumers to buy from the produce of organic farmers.