A Weekend of Soothing Sounds and Traceable Treats
November 11, 2015
Mandala Park recently held its popular weekend market with good food and soulful music set in a space fit to accommodate families and guests. The 3.2-hectare enclave was set up with white canvas tents to serve as an avenue for people to partake of the different produce from artisans and merchants.
A lot of homegrown produce were sold in the market and the merchants featured focused on sustainability and support for the local industries, particularly in the agricultural sector. Merchants included crowd favorites like Fog City Creamery’s organic preservative-free ice cream, Scout Honor’s made-on-the-spot cookies, Ribs Manila’s smoked pulled pork, B&T Mexican Kitchen, Ramen Iroha, and IAmKim. Fruit Magic brought back their cold-pressed juices, while Stanford & Shaw delighted second-timers and newbies with a taste of their guilt-free citrusy ginger ale. New additions included the makers of Hawaiian ceviche Poke Boy, farmer-owned natural dairy cooperative Arla, handcrafted delicatessen Mister Delicious, organic salad dressing brand Whisk, organic cotton candy makers Mister Fluffies, and Laguna-based in-house brewery Pedro Brewcrafters.
“Weekend markets are great ways of meeting our customers because we get to interact with them. I think it’s awesome that we get to hear people’s feedback right away,” shares Nadine Howell-Fanlo of Pedro Brewcrafters. “Mandala Park is different from the weekend markets we usually join because this one seems to be more focused on the ingredients merchants use.”
Mandala Park, Mandaluyong’s new bastion of healthy living, was borne out of Litton & Co.’s desire for sustainably built communities that enrich people’s wellbeing and cultivate an environment of wellness that is accessible to all. According to Litton & Co. president and CEO Dr. Joseph Litton-Gallego, the weekend market series is just the beginning; there will be more in activities that they will organize in the future that are anchored towards wellness and sustainability.
For more information on Mandala Park and the Mandala Park weekend market series, follow them on facebook at Mandala Park Ph, and @mandalaparkph on Instagram.