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.
A great alternative to sugar because of its healthy vitamins is natural sorghum sweetener in syrup form.
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.
The multi-awarded Superkalan invention is fit for biodegradeble corn cobs and coconut husks as fuel.
The sample inabraw gone pinakbet-looking:)
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