Legarda Extends Antique Harvest Fair

December 26, 2018

Following the success of the first Antique Harvest in Robinsons Place Antique last December 14 to 16, Senator Inday Loren Legarda has extended the run of the fair from December 26 to 30, 2018.

“I am happy with the success of Antique Harvest as we were able to promote our local products and our cultural heritage, at the same time, it brought additional income to our local producers who participated in the fair,” said Legarda, who partnered with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to bring the Philippine Harvest to Antique.

The December 14-16 Antique Harvest, which featured 22 local producers from the different towns of the province, generated more than Php300,000 total sales, which according to DOT Region VI has surpassed their expectations.

Legarda said that the continuation of the Antique Harvest will help further promote the province’s agricultural produce, crafts and other food products and help the local producers to generate more income and orders.

“I want to boost tourism and trade in our province through the Antique Harvest. This is an effort to promote our local products and tourist sites. Once there is greater demand for these products, there will also be more livelihood opportunities for Antiqueños,” said Legarda.

The Antique Harvest has 22 exhibitors featuring farm tourism sites, destinations, local food and travel agencies that promote sustainable travel. It also features weaving and pottery demonstrations by artisans who the Senator has been supporting.

The Antique Harvest is the first regional leg of the DOT’s Philippine Harvest, which Legarda has been patronizing. She has partnered with DOT to bring it to her home province of Antique. But the extended run is through the Senator’s initiative and funding in coordination with the Provincial Agriculturist, Provincial Tourism Office, and Antique Development Foundation. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is also supporting the fair through the weaving and pottery demonstrations.