Organically grown bananas at the Cebu Farmers Market
The Cebu Farmers Market at Handuraw Pizza is not your typical farmers’ market. In fact, the products sold here may be more expensive compared to the ones sold in the supermarkets. Despite that, most of the people who come to shop are return customers. You must be wondering why. Well, the customers come back for Cebu Farmers Market’s organic vegetables and meat products.
According to Organic.org, organic produce are grown without any chemicals—that means, no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organically produced meat comes from animals that are not given any antibiotics or growth hormones. Because of this, they are more costly to raise. Prices are around PhP10 to PhP20 higher than public market prices. Despite this added cost, the Cebu Farmers Market has a lot of return customers.
Due to the popularity of the Cebu Farmers Market, most of the products get sold out by noon, which means you have to get there early in the morning. The market is open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday. The place is quite safe for shoppers and is very clean. Just bring a bag big enough to store your loot.
Parking is not a problem since the restaurant where the weekend market is located, Handuraw Pizza, offers adequate parking for those bringing a car. The place is also accessible via public transportation because it is located along Gorordo Avenue. You can take jeepneys going to Lahug; just ask the driver to let you off near Harolds Hotel, which is a stone’s throw away from the place.