IT’S IMPORTANT to take care of your health during this pandemic, but going to the palengke or supermarket to get fresh vegetables to do this may be difficult for some. It is also getting scary to go to such public places these days. Luckily, these days one can order one’s lettuce and broccoli, tomatoes and carrots online. Following is a list of stores and sellers from which you can buy fresh vegetables and fruits, and even some other treats. It also really helps the economy of local farming communities during this time since most of these sellers source their produce locally rather than importing them. (And for those who want ready-to-cook options, there are some resources listed at the bottom.)
Offering: All sorts of fruit
Services and Areas: Metro Manila
Contact: Viber 0977-811-5050, Facebook baytownsproduce, instagram @baytownsproduce
BONENA MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE
Offering: Vegetables from Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija
Services and Areas: Available for pickup at FTI Cold Storage, Cucumber cor. Bagsakan Road, FTI Complex, Taguig, open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (as of March 21). Deliveries may be arranged in advance.
Contact: Mary Ann Dela Rosa at 0917-835-0338
Offering: A wide range of vegetables including kadyos, wombok, and alugbati, aside from the usual tomatoes, lettuce and carrots, plus, oddly enough, rock salt
Services and Areas: Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Pasay, Manila, Taguig, Makati, Pateros, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City (Districts 1, 3, and 4 only)
Contact: 0927-818-5794, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bukidfresh/ or its websites bukidfresh.ph or show at bukidfresh.ph/shop
Offering: Fresh vegetables from its own farm, but also healthy snacks, supplements, and natural personal care products
Services and Areas: Available for delivery within Metro Manila (especially for Makati), or through metromart.com
Contact: Arwin or Jerry at EchoStore, Salcedo Village, Makati at 02-8869-1516, or through website echostore.ph, or through Facebook, facebook.com/echostore/
FARM TO TABLE
Offering: vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish
Services and Areas: NCR. Will deliver to villages as long as there is a total delivery amount of 100 kilos (5 kilos per person), while non-villagers can order 10 kilos for delivery by Lalamove
Contact: fill up an order form that can be found at https://web.facebook.com/Farm-To-Table-106899060933447/
FRESH BASKET BY HEALTHY MEALS PH
Offering: Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, but also meat and poultry
Services and Areas: Arrange pickup by Lalamove and Grab Assistant at H Cafe and Events Place, No. 2, Scout Limbaga, Diliman, Quezon City. Pickups are accommodated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Contact: facebook.com/healthymealsphBRT/ or 0915-957-4755
Offering: Fresh chemical-free fruits and vegetables from Silang, Cavite
Services and Areas: For delivery within Metro Manila
Contact: Cammiel or Yancy at numbers 0998-593-4832 or 0919-088-5008
THE MURANG GULAY SHOP
Offering: Fruits and vegetables (posts on its Facebook page when it is accepting orders)
Services and Areas: Manila, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, Makati
Contact: 0905-969-1837 or visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.clom/The-Murang-Gulay-Shop
Offering: Straight-from-the-source vegetables, and fruits. Also check out their Homemade Products section for chili flakes and dark chocolate.
Services and Areas: Delivery around Metro Manila
SEEDS AND FRUITS MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE
Offering: Fresh produce from Benguet and the Mountain Province
Services and Areas: Delivery to Metro Manila for bulk orders only;
Contact: 0906-382-4978, 0917-700-2007
Services and Areas: NCR, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga. Currently accepting orders until April 1, 11:59 a.m. for delivery on April 4 and 5
Contact: 0917-501-0267, or Facebook Session Groceries https://www.facebook.com/sessiongroceriesph
SUNBRIGHT AGRIBUSINESS VENTURES
Offering: Vegetables, herbs, fresh mushrooms, and processed mushroom products like mushroom atsara (pickles), mushroom bagoong (fermented shrimp paste, but with mushrooms instead of shrimps), and mushroom adobo preserve
Services and Areas: Delivery through Lalamove or Happy Move around Metro Manila, or pickup at 5 Ballad, Las Piñas City.
Contact: facebook.com/sunbrightfoods/ or 0917-872-1734
TERAOKA FAMILY FARMS
Offering: Fresh organic fruits and vegetables from a family farm in Mangatarem, Pangasinan
Services and Areas: Delivery within Metro Manila
Contact: 0977-833-0657 or Facebook @teraokafamilyfarm
Offering: Vegan snacks, vegan canned goods, vegan noodles and pasta, and ready-made vegan meals
Services and Areas: Delivery around Metro Manila
Offering: Straight-from-the-source vegetables, fruits, rice, mushrooms, and eggs
Services and Areas: Delivery to Manila, Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, Makati, Pasay, Taguig
Contact: Zagana.com, or through Zagana mobile app
Jollibee — If you’re missing some Filipino fast food goodness, Jollibee is offering ready-to-cook versions of its treats for pickup. These include fries, spicy marinated chicken, beef tapa, and a cult favorite, the Tuna Pie. To check where you can pick these up, check a store directory at stores.jfc.com.ph/jollibee.html.
Chowking — Chowking, under Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) umbrella, is also offering ready-to-cook options, including dimsum and meat products. To check where you can pick these up, check a store directory at stores.jfc.com.ph/chowking.html.
Mang Inasal — Another member of the JFC group, the chicken restaurant is offering ready-to-cook menu items. To check where you can pick these up, check a store directory at stores.jfc.com.ph/manginasal.html.
The Moment Group — The restaurant group behind beloved brands such as Manam, Ooma, and Mecha Uma are also offering some of their bestselling menu items, either ready-to-heat or ready-to-cook. These include the Crispy House Sisig, Sugar-glazed Corned Beef, and Watermelon Sinigang. Check the menu on their Facebook page (facebook.com/TheMomentGroup/)and call 0945-146-4184 or 0919-084-5719, and set up pick-up via either Grab Express or Lalamove, or if the option is available, one may personally pick up their order. Payments may be made via bank transfer or GCash.