A FARM LIKE NO OTHER

Palawan News - - AGRICULTURE - By Joy Tabuada

Who would have thought that a par­cel of land that used to be un­pro­duc­tive could be con­verted into a one- a- kind tourist des­ti­na­tion? The story of Ya­mang Bukid is an amaz­ing evo­lu­tion of a “farm tourism” ven­ture cur­rently hap­pen­ing in Puerto Princesa City.

Ya­mang Bukid is sit­u­ated in a 4.2- hectare gen­tly slop­ing piece of land at Si­tio Can­dis, Barangay Ba­cun­gan just around 30 min­utes drive from the cen­ter of the city.

Peo­ple of dif­fer­ent ages in Puerto Princesa City and other parts of Palawan are troop­ing to Ya­mang Bukid to take self­ies with sun­flow­ers that are in bloom most days of the month.

When you are look­ing for a unique week­end ex­pe­ri­ence with fam­ily and friends, you may bring your mats and dine with them al fresco style un­der the cool shade of a mango tree or in the pic­nic area.

Ya­mang Bukid also of­fers or­ganic food prod­ucts, veg­eta­bles, and juices. The food prod­ucts are grown, de­vel­oped and pack­aged in­side the farm. All these are or­ganic.

The re­search and de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties, which are on­go­ing en­deav­ors, are now pro­duc­ing qual­ity food prod­ucts us­ing the farm’s pro­duce.

One of the prod­ucts that are in the mar­ket to­day is the turmeric tea.

Turmeric is maybe the most ef­fec­tive nu­tri­tional sup­ple­ment to­day. It con­tains bioac­tive com­pounds with pow­er­ful medic­i­nal prop­er­ties.

It has an ac­tive in­gre­di­ent called “cur­cumin” which has a pow­er­ful anti- in­flam­ma­tory ef­fect and is a very strong anti- ox­i­dant.

Aside from tea, Ya­mang Bukid also uses turmeric as the main in­gre­di­ent in its var­i­ous juice prod­ucts. They use it too, as an in­gre­di­ent of their other food prod­ucts.

No won­der, the Ya­mang Bukid stalls are in­side the mall of­fer­ing a free taste of turmeric tea, which is in line with the farm’s ad­vo­cacy to pro­mote good health among Filipinos.

True to its tagline “Do­ing Busi­ness with a Heart,” Ya­mang Bukid is help­ing a lot of peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

Ac­cord­ing to its owner, there are around 130 farm­ers work­ing with him on the farm. The salary of these farm­ers is far higher than what an or­di­nary govern­ment em­ployee is re­ceiv­ing. He also pro­vides other ben­e­fits like SSS and Phil­health.

Ya­mang Bukid even ex­tends schol­ar­ship grants to stu­dents in el­e­men­tary, sec­ondary, and col­lege. The pro­ceeds of the busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties of Ya­mang Bukid al­ways go back to the com­mu­nity which is the farm’s rea­son for be­ing.

The happy work en­vi­ron­ment is man­i­fested by the smiles of the staff of Ya­mang Bukid who do busi­ness with a heart.

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