Monday, March 23, 2015

Foreign chefs highlight third Organic Market

Some of the organic products that were exhibited at the third
installation of the Organic Weekend Market at Talisay
City, Negros Occidental.

Foreign chefs held a cooking demonstration at the third installation of the Organic Weekend Market at the corte area of The District Northpoint-Ayala mall on March 21 to 22.

Chef Ton-Trong Ho of Le Bistrot Francais was featured in “Cook Like the French” while Chef David Lopez of Kome Kome and Txacho was featured in Vegetarian Spanish Cooking Demo.

Other highlights included talks on “Sustainable Agripreneurship” by Ramon Peñalosa of Peñalosa Farms, “Bee Keeping 101” by Arthur Uychiat and the Negros Bee Keepers, and “Personal Care or Health Risk: Truth Behind Beauty Products” by Kay Obrien of Mkay Organics.

Also, local exhibitors showcased certified organic fresh produce and all-natural processed products, local artisanal food, homegrown native products, vegetarian dishes, and specialty diets; organic poultry and livestock; organic farming inputs, supplies, equipment and technology; and handicrafts, textiles and clothing.

For two nights, the event held a “Slow Food Potluck Dinner,” which featured live jazz music. The potluck dinner gathered local organic farmers, restaurateurs, chefs, entrepreneurs, advocates and other food enthusiasts.

Organizer Ramon Uy Jr., president of the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA), the next display of organic food and products will be during the Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 13 to 19.

After the Panaad, the Weekend Market will hopefully be back at The District, he added.
The previous two Weekend Markets at The District were held on January 24 to 25 and February 21 to 22. 

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