The Minuyungan and Partuat Summer Trade Fair

Longaniza ken Bagnet

There’s a new crop of bazaaristas in Ilocos. Enterprising minds are making a paradigm shift to a culture of originality and character. At the yearly Minuyungan and Partuat Trade Fair, put together by the Department of Trade and Industry, other than the touristy longaniza and bagnet, I happened upon Ilocos-made body and bath products, kankanen and dragon fruit ice candies that I mistook for, heheh, Pinoy pink hotdogs. The designs of bamboo bags from Abra and binakol bags from Sarrat are contemporary.

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A great alternative to sugar because of its healthy vitamins is natural sorghum sweetener in syrup form.

Minuyngan Ken Partuat Trade FairAgnes Dragon Fruit Soap

Though I went all the way to barangay Pias in Currimao for a feature about her soaps (here), it was the first time meeting Agnes Asuncion. She has lovely skin. If she’s using her products, then her creations are must-trys.

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The multi-awarded Superkalan invention is fit for biodegradeble corn cobs and coconut husks as fuel.


The sample inabraw gone pinakbet-looking:)

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014

One thought on “The Minuyungan and Partuat Summer Trade Fair

  1. You made me miss home with the inabraw or dinengdeng. I am looking forward to enjoying those fairs, festivals, fiesta in more than year from now. Can’t wait!

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