In 2004, Cebu Farmers Market came to life for this reason: to serve as an alternative space for slow, organic, and quality produce – a second option to consumers, and even farmers.
In the Philippines, organic farming is a way of life to many. Yet, these farmers have grown insecure because of the shift towards GMO. GMOs affect soil health making it harder for organic farmers to earn a proper living. Middlemen intervention doesn’t help, either, as profit goes to them instead of original growers.