Chef Jam posts urgent appeal to support mango farmers
Remember that tragic picture showing how tomato farmers were forced to dump their produce because it would be costlier to have them transported to the main cities than sell them as is? Well, Chef Jam Melchor posted an urgent call on Facebook to spread the message that there is a way for this incident not to be repeated.
Jam shared that as mango harvests are expected to bring in about 100 tons of mangoes per week, interested parties can be linked directly to producers through the Department of Agriculture. For four tons, the mangoes can be bought for as little as P25 per kilo. Export grade, on the other hand costs only P50 per kilo. This is very ideal for those in the export industry seeking a source for their dried mangoes and other mango products or for restaurants and food concessionaires who need to use top quality ingredients in their dishes.
One of the commenters on Chef Jam’s page lauded him for his efforts to support the local mango industry but corrected him by saying that its 100 tons a day of harvest and not a week as he posted. Wow. (ANGEL ONG)