Reopening of Sidcor Eton Centris Sunday Market

It was December 6, 2020 when the famed Sidcor Eaton Centris Walk Sunday market bazaar had finally reopens their business to the general public.

This was after more than 8 months of non-operation due to the coronavirus 2019 lockdown. Since the organizers had to observe strict social distancing rules set aside by IATF, Quezon City local government regulations.

a marshal check on one’s temperature, physical distancing, face mask ,face shield and hand sanitation

Fewer that the pre-covid 2019 stall were able to get stalls within the sunday market. From between 400 to 430 stalls before March 15, 2020 the stalls only numbers about 200 which was just 50% few months ago.

Hand sanitizers, an area to wash and bigger stalls were present at the sunday market.

Centris Walk

Sidcor Eton Centris Sunday Market

Eros & Beamth hand made soaps

It is quite good to finally see again some old time vendors selling their products and to hear some of their stories. One of such seller is Eros and Beamth hand made soaps.

Dining area

Yan Ching-Original Fresh Chinese Lumpia

We were quite happy to see that our “suki” Fresh Chinese lumpia / vegetable spring roll is still around. the price of their well-loved lumpia had increased from last March.

We ordered some lumpia rolls and ate them at the dining area.

Bibingka

poinsettias , tillandsia, bromeliads, ornamental plants and flowering orchids are for sale at this stall

Plant Section

Brendz Garden

There are some familiar faces and stalls at the Sunday market , but it was not that lively and not many stalls compared 8 months ago. Ms. Brenda had a lot of ornamental plants , tillandsias, bromeliads, aglaonema for sale.

variegated ficus elastica

Business is still quite slow during the duration of our visit. First visited the sunday market on December 6 then December 13, 2020.

crotons

Hoya publicalyx

Asplenium musifolium aka bird’s nest fern, dapong babae for sale

different types of bromeliads, guzmanias and aechmea in bloom

Microsorum and Huperzia phlegmaria on sale

A specimen sized Microsorum and Huperzia phlegmaria / tassel fern growing together. This was later bought by a doctor.

The sellers are also quick to showcase their plants for sale and hope that they will have bigger sales in the upcoming weeks.

10 Exciting Booths at the 18th Mango Festival

18th National Mango Festival was held from May 31 to June 2 at Eaton Centris Walk in Eton Centris, Quezon City.

Centris Walk

After we went to SidcorEton Centris Sunday Market, We decided to visit the festival. There were several talks, demonstrations and lecture held at  festival where participants can enrich their knowledge on basic mango cultivation techniques,  pest, diseases, fertilization and how to preserve excess production.

Ilocos Norte grown mangoes

10 Exciting Booths at the 18th Mango Festival

10. ) Wilson’s Tree Bank – offers several tree seedlings of mulberry trees, edible figs and few other tree seedlings.

Bicol mangoes from Yulaik farm

fruit wines

9.) Bicol Mangoes by Yulaik Farm . They also have some fruit wines made from lipote, mangoes. They also process mango sauce, baligang concentrate, dried lipote.

Address: Universal Road, Zone 6, Triangulo, Naga City , Camarines Sur

Contact: #0907-788-3250 / (054) 473-6300

8.) Santa Maria Dairy Farm– Santa Maria dairy farm offers milk, kesong puti, milk gel, milkobar, ice cream and pastillas which is sold for Php 50 per pack.

7.) Philippine Mango Seedling Farm– They have their farm in Candaba , Pampanga province.

6.)  Pampanga Mangoes are sold for just Php 60.00 per kilo

5.) Carlies Handicraft– Ms. Carlita Frades offer handwoven bayong made by the members . They are based in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

Contact : (0932-3153826, 092664441776)

4.) Green Thumb Zambales Dried Mangoes– Aside from fresh mangoes from Zambales, they also have dried mangoes.

3.) Spirulina by Aztec Food Growers Corporation- Their farm is based in Cainta, Rizal province. The ponds are secured and fully enclosed by screen mesh walls and transparent roofing.

Contact: landline 477-2256/ 622-2713 Cellphone :0917-8375280/ 0917-5078539

2.) Villar Sipag Booth– The booth showcases the advocacy program of the foundation like organic composting, urban farming, coco choir making, water hyacinth weaving among others.

They also gave away free organic compost sack for interested group and visitor at the festival.

1.) Guimaras Mangoes– They were sold initially for Php 150 per kilo during the first two days of the festival, But were sold for just Php 120 by the end of the event.

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