Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Food Bowl Night Market at Centris Walk

Press release sent for Food Bowl Night Market: 
FOOD BOWL NIGHT MARKET: Safe & Healthy Food Choices Within Reach
Now, a marketplace for safe and healthy fresh produce and products made 
available to the public --- from vegetables to grains to animal and fish 
products. A marketplace that works on the concept of accessibility, 
sustainability, and fair trade practices to capture the bulk buying demand and 
promote sustainable lifestyle. 

“We have invited almost everyone in the organic and natural industry to join us 
in this endeavor. Big groups of organic and natural farming practitioners have 
signified their interest to support by joining the market: The Organic Producers 
Trade Association (OPTA), One Organic Movement of the Philippines with the 
Agri-Aqua Network International, Inc. (AANI), Go Organic Philippines, 
Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organizations (INOFO), Philippine 
Development Assistance Program, Inc. (PDAP), Kasama Ka Organik Cooperative, 
Aquarius Agricultural Source Corporation (AASCORP), Magsasaka at Siyentipiko 
para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikutura (MASIPAG), the natural farming advocates under 
the Philippine Natural Farming, Inc. (PNFI), Organic na Negros Organic Producers 
and Retailers Association (ONOPRA), biodynamic farms under the Agrikultura 
Natural, Inc. (ANI) Mo, Cosmic Farm of Benguet State University, La Trinidad, 
the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) under the Department of Agrarian Reform 
(DAR) and the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Service of the Department of 
Agriculture (DA-AMAS). The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of 
Tourism (DOT) were also tapped by the organizers to support through an 
information campaign to reach its target buyers" said Ms. Sharon Tan, 
co-organizer of the Food Bowl Night Market.       
"The potential for the organically grown produce and foods is growing both 
domestically and abroad due to the increasing health, environment and social 
concerns. Food Bowl Night Market will highlight crops and commodities of 
Philippine “SUSTAINABLE AGRIBUSINESS”. Its quality should also meet the demand 
for its quantity. The Crops, Commodities and Technologies Section will showcase 
farmers, fisherfolks and organizations providing safe and healthy food to 
Filipinos and present the value chain: production, processing and marketing. 
This will be a good start for the farmers to program their production to meet 
the requirements of institutional buyers especially from hospitals, restaurants, 
hotels and food caterers" she added.
Other than natural, organic and biodynamic farm produce which includes 
vegetables, fruits, rice, fisheries, live stock, native free ranged pastured 
poultry produce and products, Food Bowl Night Market will also feature food 
operators and wellness organizations, ornamental and herbs producers and the 
eco-friendly product manufacturers.  
The Food Bowl will be launched at the ETON Centris Walk, Quezon Avenue, Quezon 
City starting March 18. It will open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 12mn. 
ETON Centris Walk is directly under the stop of the Quezon Avenue MRT Station 
with a commercially accessible area and ample parking for the target 
institutional buyers. 
The World Agape Association, Inc., with the owners of DS Pinoy Organic and 
Herbal Store organizes the Food Bowl Night Market. The World Agape Associationis 
a group of young professionals whose primary objective is to provide leadership 
seminars for public servants with focus on public school teachers and farmer 

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