Finally Bacoleños have their own version of the famous Salcedo Saturday Market! We now have the Negros Farmer’s Weekend Market!
This weekend Market allows farmers and producers from all over Bacolod to come and take part in a weekend Market that celebrates farming and products from Negros.
The Negros Farmer’s Weekend Market opened several months ago and now some of the kinks have been ironed out and the market is coming along nicely. It is a pleasant place to visit!
The Place is Laid out in Zones which ensures that you don’t get a haphazard arrangement of stalls. Stone walkways ensure that your feet don’t get muddy during the rainy season.
First on our stop was the Fresh Products area. Yup, you get organic stuff and fresh herbs and veggies. It is pretty interesting to come and visit the area! You can see a lot of cool stuff and items!
Oyster Mushrooms are becoming very popular in Bacolod and these are the biggest most beautiful quality oyster mushrooms! The gills are intact and not squished and they look very fresh. These come from Murcia.
Another booth is selling these interesting MUSHROOM pickles and MUSHROOM jam. Wow! Interesting!
A mainstay of Panaad are these milk bottles that come in different flavors. My friend P.R.M loves the ube flavored milk. He says it tastes like ice cream. I’m kinda lactose intolerant so I’ll take his word for it!
You get a lot of cool and quirky products at the Negros Farmers weekend Market. One of our favorites are the hibiscus or roselle flowers that are made by the Negros Museum Cafe into a pie. Here you can buy those flowers and some juice made from their petals!
Detoxify with a cup of roselle flower juice. It’s rich in vitamins and anti oxidants! They have free samples so give it a try. It’s a must try when you go to the weekend market!
There are some Luxury products that you can also buy at the Negros Farmers Weekend Market! Here Mrs Thelma Watanabe shows us her products from her silk farm! Silk dresses, shirts and Pineapple cloth fabric.
There are some fun things to be found at Mrs Watanabe’s booth. Definite tourist pleasing souvenirs! These are cheap and a whole lot of fun to give out! These are also good for science lessons!
If you cut and slice them, you can make these cocoons into beauty products! Nothing like natural raw silk as an exfoliant.
My absolute favorite that I buy every week for gifts and for myself are these soaps from San Carlos! They also have an akapulko soap that is good for eczema, fungal and other skin conditions.
If you get hungry at the weekend market, Don’t worry! There’s a lot of food that is available for you to eat!
There is a booth selling Paella, Puttanesca and Fried chicken. I had to take a shot of their Paella because It was being manned by two beautiful buxom ladies!
Also beside the Paella stand they sell this vacuum packed chicken inasal! Perfect to take home to Manila or other parts of the country.
There is also a stall selling Japanese food like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki (squid). The food is a bit simplistic and not really authentic but it is still good.
The Takoyaki isn’t octopus because they put in squid instead. It is quite interesting because a Japanese man was making them!
The Takoyaki was lacking anori (seaweed powder) but it still tasted pretty good!
There are also booths selling Ereneta’s chorizo (raw) and some canned goods all from Bacolod. There is also some organic tea and bread!
A lot of people were dining under the canopy tent!
In short, the Negros Weekend Market is a must visit. Just take a look around. You can find quite a lot of interesting stuff!!
The official Negros Weekend Market website is at: www.negrosmarket.com and you can visit the Market near Goldenfields (beside Luxur Place.)