Its been years since I’ve been to a SIDCOR Sunday Farmers Market. Went a few times when they were still located at the Lung Center Phils. with my sister and for a blog event wherein we met Ms. Susan (owner) when they were located in the middle of Centris; now they are located near Quezon Avenue and EDSA, Since weekends, especially Sundays should be for outdoor and offline activities, my cousin and I went to SIDCOR on a whim.
Expected the usual fare but oh boy was I surprised! There were long sections of clothes, shoes & bags (new, imported, bargain and pre-loved), home decors (export quality ceramics and furniture, paintings, wooden crafts/decors, carpets and antique pre-loved bargains), kids toys and collectibles, and even pets (though I frown on this because I’m an advocate for pet adoption).
What we planned for was to canvass/purchase seafood, vegetables and ornamental plants. SIDCOR did not disappoint because there were rows of what we came for and more! There are fresh (shrimps, scallops, etc.) as well as dried seafood (hasa-hasa, squid, danggit, etc.) even meat which were priced at a steal. I guess we’ll be frequenting SIDCOR for these rather than the supermarket now.
We have mother orchids which gave us a few baby orchids so we needed to transfer them to husk chips. We found these rectangular husks which were great, hanged them (will show this on a separate post) like picture frames plus the roots can move freely that way. Unfortunately, our herbs gave up on us but the cacti and aloe vera still thrives. So we canvassed a few herbs and ornamental plants too. That’s enough motivation to go back and purchase soil, plant vitamins and some seedlings soon.
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Different folks come to SIDCOR like bikers and those coming from their jogs to eat organic food, parents & kids who came from/going to church service, lovely seniors with their yayas which have ‘suki’ buying their week’s food supply, gardeners/green thumbs, fashionistas out for a good ootd bargain, foodies, collectors, etc. – they all happily flock there every Sunday.
After the rounds and seeing the rows of a wide array of food, we decided to eat brunch there rather than get food to-go. We went over all the food stalls then decided which to get because everything looks good and judging from the food turn out, tastes good too. We particularly wanted the organic brown rice which almost everyone was eating. Its from an ‘Ilocano’ food stall which cooks their delicious viands right then and there. Will tell you more about the food in a separate post plus will definitely be back soon! See you Sundays at SIDCOR!