Local consumers are excited to buy Spanish sardines at the agri-tourism fair during the celebration of Atimonan Foundation Day.
Following their successful participation in a Quezon-wide trade fair, two organizations in Atimonan once again showed off their locally made products – this time in their hometown.
Atimonan Coastal Food Production Association and Villa Ibaba Handicraft Association joined an agri-tourism trade fair at the Atimonan Municipal Hall that ran from January 30 until February 4.
The activity was part of the weeklong celebration of Atimonan’s 412th founding anniversary which featured socio-civic and cultural activities that promote the municipality’s culture and products.
The locally produced bottled sardines and locally crafted bamboo wind chimes were displayed at the booth of Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC), a local fisherfolks organization that champions protection of local fisheries and aquatic resources
The two associations behind these products were formed through Atimonan One Energy, Inc.’s (A1E) Kaisa sa Kasanayan at Kabuhayan program that aims to provide capacity building trainings and create job opportunities to uplift the lives of the residents of Atimonan.
These groups also proudly showcased their products in the Kalakal Quezon trade organized by the Department of Trade and Industry for micro, small and medium enterprises in December last year.
They are also planning to join more trade fairs and product exhibits, particularly for the Tagultol and Niyogyugan festivals in August.
A1E, meanwhile, pledges continuous support to its host communities. The company also participated in the activities as part of Atimonan’s anniversary, which culminated on February 4.