For the last couple of years every Sunday they’ve been holding a farmer’s market at Eton Centris near Quezon Avenue, at the back of McDonald’s. You’ll know you’re there when you see clusters of green-striped tents, flanked by cars all over.
As with any market day, try to go early so you’ll only get the freshest. The Sunday market is open from 6 AM up to 2 PM, although I got there at the ungodly hour of 12 noon. Even so, the place was still bustling, and actually that’s the perfect time to haggle since the tinderos are more vulnerable and yielding, eager to get home already. Stall rent, I learned from one of the vendors, ranges from P600 to P1500, depending on the space. Not bad.
I was supposed to go with a friend but ended up going alone since I woke up late, and in my alone state, was naturally in no mood to shop. With no one to bicker with, and bewildered anyway by the wide array of choices, I simply got myself a cup of taro and chocolate ice cream. In the intense summer heat, I couldn’t have chosen better.
Next week, I’ll be there first thing in the morning, with a friend in tow hopefully, and have some of that ginataang kuhol I saw earlier.
Not sure just how organic these vegetables are, but they look non-pumped enough.
Lots of eats should you ever find yourself hungry from all that walking, haggling, and buying.
Soon to open outsourcing office—the backdrop of the Centris Sunday market.
Plants! It’s nice to know the displaced plant vendors from the Ayala-swallowed Manila Seedling Bank still have a place to sell their stuff.
Ukay and RTW shops for all your clothing needs.
Dogs for sale. These toy pups are all pampered with blasts of air from an electric fan.
Bewildered from all those choices, I simply went for a taro and chocolate ice cream (P35) and a bunch of asparagus (P75) which Mami loves.