This year, the 7th edition of Philippine Harvest, dubbed as the Philippine Harvest meets Sabores de Espana took place at the Central Square in BGC. This 3-day market and festival fair features Spanish staples like olive oil, sausages, jamón ibérico (ham), and wines from 15 exhibitors assembled by the Embassy of Spain in Manila.
While the Department of Agriculture (DA) has brought together 25 exhibitors that highlights the richness and diversity of the country’s organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous agricultural products (these includes organic heirloom rice, artisanal chocolates, coffee, and fresh fruits and vegetables). You can also purchase from the exhibitors so you can bring home a taste of Spain with you.
Some of these products were available for tasting and product sampling during the 7th Philippine Harvest meets Sabores de Espana.
Aimed to highlight the richness of Philippine agriculture and innovations in the Filipino food industry, DA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol follows with “This particular partnership with the Spanish embassy is an opportunity to showcase the best food products and ingredients from Spain, whose influence on Filipino culture and food has been very profound.”
In a previous statement, the DA chief said Philippine Harvest plays an important role in the development of export-oriented agribusiness, which is “a key requirement in the Philippine government’s bid to modernize the Filipino agriculture sector.”
In partnership with SSI Group, Inc., Philippine Harvest is part of the DA’s regular marketing activities that promote locally-grown farm and fishery products in the domestic market, effectively assisting small- and medium-scale agri-entrepreneurs nationwide in terms of direct market linkage.
“The 7th edition of the Philippine Harvest is another opportunity to appreciate the finest flavors and ingredients from the Philippines and Spain, as well as recognize the men and women behind them,” said Mr. Anthony Huang, President of SSI Group Inc. “As we continue to provide lifestyle offerings to our consumers, we at SSI are proud to partner with the Department of Agriculture and the Embassy of Spain in Manila to offer an exciting gastronomic experience with an explosion of flavors from the Philippines and Spain.”
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and SSI Group, Inc., together with the Embassy of Spain in Manila, showcased the extraordinary, world-famous flavors of Spain, side by side the finest Filipino farm products and ingredients, in a gathering that celebrated good food and pays homage to the people that produce them.