Agriculture - - Mod­ern Rice Farmer -

EDNA SANCHEZ, the re­tired Mer­alco em­ployee who de­vel­oped a 3.5-hectare dragon fruit farm in Brgy. Palay-Palay in Jala-jala, Rizal, is gear­ing up for turn­ing her farm into a farm tour des­ti­na­tion.

She has re­cently added lodg­ing fa­cil­i­ties that can ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies and groups who would like to stay overnight at the or­ganic farm.

Aside from fresh fruits, she has pro­cessed dragon fruits into wine, vine­gar, and jam. She has also made squash ketchup from her own plants. A new area is be­ing de­vel­oped into an or­ganic pa­paya plan­ta­tion.

Edna can be reached at 0920-967-5182. Her farm is very ac­ces­si­ble as it is along a con­crete road.

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