Victorias City Organic Market
and Pasalubong Center
Yesterday was a jubilant day for the city government of Victorias City, Negros Occidental and its people, especially the organic farmers because now, they have a beautiful building to display their produce and get fair prices for their harvests. Here you can find fresh organic produce like fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and even materials for propagating.
Victorias City aims to become an organic and green city and this development is geared towards that noble goal. They are working on promoting and developing the Agri-Eco Tourism of the city with the help of Nanjo City, Okinawa, NPO Lequiowings, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Through this program, they have identified farm tourism sites within Victorias City, namely, Tony Buison’s Farm, SAFA Organic Rice Field, Magda Farm’s Free Range Chicken, Gathering of Organic String Beans at ATI Learning, Valdezco Farms’ organic banana plantation, MOVIA-ATI Learning Site, BRAVO’s Organic Saluyot Garden, Nisol’s Nature Park, VOFA’s Organic Tomatoes, and Peñalosa Farms. These farms have selling booths at the organic market. To help the farmers, they were given free rent for the first three months.
The event was well-attended by government officials, heads of provincial government offices, and Japanese volunteers. Special guests were Vice Governor Bong Lacson and Lin-Ay sang Negros 2016 Alyssa Louise Erika Jimenea, who is also Miss Victorias.
The organic market and pasalubong center is open daily, from 7am to 7pm.
The Victorias Pasalubong Center
The pasalubong center boasts of locally made items, from food stuff to handicraft. They also have a small snack bar for tired tourists who need refreshments. They are also open daily, from 7am to 7pm.