Be a hero, support locals through BuyANI: A sustainable Farmer’s Fair

  • Farmers are the unsung heroes who are always part of everyone’s daily living
  • As support to them, Ayala Malls reached out through project BuyANI
  • By simply purchasing the crops they grow, one can also be a true hero

While many people in the metro are turning into “plantitos” and “plantitas” when they suddenly shift to planting to earn a living or to pursue their passion, there are people who are into planting just before the pandemic begun. They are the unsung heroes who continuously feed people with the crops they grow.

These heroes are the farmers who never get tired and are not giving up despite the sad situation in the farming industry. They harvest many crops but don’t earn much from it.

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In order to help the farmers, Ayala Malls launched BuyANI Fresh Produce Market, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, Ayala Foundations, and the Restaurant Owners of the Philippines. As stated in their website, the BuyANI project is to help “uplift the livelihood of local growers.”

“Enjoy safe shopping for the fresh produce and regional food favorites while helping uplift the livelihood of our local growers. Ayala Malls, along with the Dept. of Agriculture, Ayala Foundation and RestoPH, brings to you a curated market offering organic vegetables and fruits, dairy, herbs, wines, coffee, and other locally cultivated items at DA-approved prices.”-Ayala Malls

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Here are the dates and places where customers themselves can become heroes by supporting BuyANI Market:

On September 11 to 13 they are at Glorietta, September 18 to 20 at the Alabang Town Center, September 25 to 27 at UP Town Center, October 2 to 4 at Ayala Malls The 30th, October 9 to 11 at TriNoma, October 16 to 18 at Market! Market!, and on October 23 to 25 at Bonifacio High Street.

Being a hero does not require super powers, because a simple act of kindness will always be more than having super powers. By simply showing or giving support to one another, one can already be considered a true hero regardless of age, gender, or status in life.