FREEZE| Scenes from Bankerohan Public Market

CHOOSING a healthy lifestyle may not be cheap because it entails eating more fruits and vegetables than usual. A quick look at mall prices could discourage some people from buying often. The wet market may be the answer to those who want to find affordable fresh plant-based food.

 BANKEROHAN is home to tons of used clothing (ukay-ukay) for sale

BANKEROHAN is home to tons of used clothing (ukay-ukay) for sale

Those who feel “entitled” probably won’t enjoy the absence of air-conditioning system in a public market but I know a few true millionaire entrepreneurs who don’t mind the topsy-turvy environment. Being aware of cheap sources of raw ingredients for their food business is, after all, among the reasons why their restaurants stay competitive.

 One businessman who lost a considerable amount of money because of trusting an assistant too much told me, “Nahibalo na ko kung unsa ang sikreto sa negosyo, bay. Bantay. Pagbantay gyud. (I learned that the secret of business is vigilance).”

Agdao public market is not the top choice of savvy food business people because they claim that most of the stuff there is procured from Bankerohan. Proximity becomes a factor for going Agdao if the amount or volume of goods to be bought does not translate to real savings in money and time when opting for Bankerohan.

Let’s take a peek at Davao City’s most popular wet market.

SOME pineapples are sold at 35 pesos per kilo but cheaper elsewhere in the market

SOME pineapples are sold at 35 pesos per kilo but cheaper elsewhere in the market

BROCCOLI is a lot cheaper in Bankerohan than in supermarkets

BROCCOLI is a lot cheaper in Bankerohan than in supermarkets

ALL kinds of noodle can be found there

ALL kinds of noodle can be found there

SABA or cardava banana in Bankerohan can be as cheap as 10 pesos per kilo

SABA or cardava banana in Bankerohan can be as cheap as 10 pesos per kilo

SEMI-PEELED fresh coconut is sold (as od December 3, 2017) at 30 pesos apiece

SEMI-PEELED fresh coconut is sold (as od December 3, 2017) at 30 pesos apiece

Posted in Lifestyle