By Roselle Lopez

Last 24 June 2022, SM Center Angono, featured the fresh produce of the Angono New Normal Farmers Association (ANNFA), under the SM Foundation Inc. program, “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan-Farmers Market” through the assistance of the Provincial S&T Center of Rizal (PSTC-Rizal), LGU-Angono, Department of Agriculture, Municipality of Angono, Rizal and other agencies supporting the organization.

To show their support, Mayor Jerimae Calderon and Vice Mayor Gerry Calderon of the local government unit of Angono (LGU-Angono) also graced the launch. The said market is available every Friday.

Mayor Calderon said, “Matagal na naming pangarap ni Vice Mayor na mabigyan ng libreng pwesto at makapasok ang mga local na produkto ng ating farmers sa SM Mall,” she jokingly continued, “Hindi na sila naiinitan—ngayon ay naka-aircon na!” Meanwhile, Vice Mayor also extended his congratulations to the organization.

Meanwhile, ANNFA members also expressed their feelings about the said launch. “Parang panaginip lang ito,” were the words of Ms. Loreta Magadia, ANNFA Treasurer, in response to the said opportunity.

ANNFA is an organization of senior citizens who aim to encourage vegetable farming and vegetable production in Angono, consequently reducing hunger and generating more livelihood opportunities for the community.