TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Talakag Celebrates its 4th Annual Farmers Day


The rains didn’t stop the Talakag farmers, their associates and the public from celebrating today.  The Programme started an hour late due to poor weather.  The grounds were wet and slippery but the rest of the morning remained dry enough to still allow us to do a shopping frenzy.

 
The Booths were full of fresh farm or garden picked vegetables, fruits, poultry and some handicrafts.  The prices were affordable too.
 
Dan Croft's Display of Animals

Bighoop Products Made by Local Women's Livelihood Programme
Bighoop Staff
Dole's Booth
Del Monte's Booth
Flavoured Milk Products
Photos below show some of the Barangay Booths displaying their products.


Here's some interesting and unusual finds.
Vegetables planted inside a piece of split bamboo pole.
Vegetables planted in recycled straw bags.
Red & White Beans and Miarayon Coffee
Simply grown from the back garden.
Handmade flowers and hats from corn husks.
Native Ampalaya
The purple vegetable tastes sour and can be used in sinigang dishes or inun-on.
Here's what I bought today:

Bulanghoy (Puto Cassava)

Sweet delights from Dole
Homemade Goats Milk Soap from Bighoop
Salad Vegetables from Dole
I have been coming to the Farmers Day for 4 years now.  It's an ideal opportunity to catch the experts and seek their advice on anything to do with agriculture and crafting.  As you can see from the photos, the products are varied and there's always some new ideas to try at home.  Hope to see you all again at next year’s Farmers Day!

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