La Trinidad vegetable trading post to temporarily close due to COVID-19 threat

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By Yvette Tan

The Municipality of La Trinidad issued an Executive Order “ordering the temporary closure of the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post in view of the COVID-19 threat until further notice.” The order will take effect on March 25.

The Executive Order stating the closure of the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post until further notice to help contain COVID-19.

This is to curb the spread of the virus, as the Trading Post involves people working in close contact with each other.

It further states that “the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post (LTVTP) is a beehive of activity where traders, disposers, drivers and helpers meet in mass (sic) and come and go even from areas where there are positive cases of COVID-19.”

The LTVTP is a “bagsakan,” or a place where farmers sell their harvests to traders for distribution around Luzon. Benguet is a major supplier of highland vegetables which include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, spinach, pechay, cabbage, and the like.

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Yvette Tan
Yvette Tan is Agriculture magazine's managing editor’s web editor. She is an award-winning writer who likes to eat, travel, and listen to stories about the strange and supernatural. She is dedicated to encouraging people to push for sustainable food sources and is an advocate of food security, food sovereignty, and the preservation of community foodways.

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