In the new normal because of Covid-19, online shopping is the most preferred way to shop. It is safer because you only have to look at your smartphone or computer in order to go window shopping or to make a purchase. Plus, it is so convenient to make payments and receive your parcel. And you will be happy to know that many new stores are coming in, like the Fresh Start Organic Store from Bacolod City.
Fresh Start Organic Store
Before the pandemic, the Fresh Start Organic Store is a favorite hang out and the go-to place for people who like natural food. They have a branch at Robinsons Place Bacolod and SM City Bacolod where they sold certified organic products.
Fresh produce like vegetables, culinary herbs, as well as local coffee, and toiletries. They also have a café that serves only natural and whole foods.
The mother company, Fresh Start, has been one of the pioneers of the organic movement in the province of Negros Occidental. They have worked hard to put the province on the map for organic agriculture.
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic happened, they have been delivering fresh produce to residents and Bacolod restaurants.
Visit the Fresh Start Organic Store on Shopee: https://shopee.ph/freshstartorganics
I ordered a pack of Negrense coffee beans and two bottles of organic massage oil from the Fresh Start Organic Store on Shopee. I have always liked their massage oils because it is virgin coconut oil-based but it doesn’t smell like coconut oil at all. You get the goodness of the essential oils they infused in it.
Anyway, I got it like all my other Shopee orders though we live only a few blocks away from their physical store.
But what surprised me was the package. It was so secure! The coffee bag was in a bubble wrap and tape. Meanwhile, the massage oils were sealed in vacuum packs and placed in individual plastic bubble envelopes. Then they were wrapped in bubble plastic once more.
Francine Marañon-Uy said that they do this in order to make sure that their products get to their customers safely. These have to go through several handlers and couriers so they try to make sure that these are not damaged in transit.
About the Fresh Start Organics Store
Fresh Start Organics was founded in 2005 by Ramon Uy and his wife –the former Francine Marañón. Their base of operations is in Negros Occidental, Philippines where they have farms at different localities.
The company initially started with vermicomposting and the production of organic fertilizers. Today, Fresh Start has expanded to fresh organic produce, organic rice, organic coffee, and free-range chickens. These are all certified organic by NICERT.
Furthermore, they have expanded to other product lines, like the Healthy Pantries and natural personal care products.
Buy from Other Online Stores on Shopee
Meanwhile, here are other shops from Bacolod and Negros Occidental that are with Shopee. All are managed by Vijaya Merchant Solutions.
As much as you can, buy from MSMEs this Christmas. Support local in order for the economy to get going once again. Buy from local sellers and producers so that the Philippine economy will kick in by 2021. Click on the links below to learn more.