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Danielle Elish Goco

May 5, 2014

Anthropology 1

2013 – 70064

Food Ethnography

Inside the Kamuning Public Market

Saturday morning, around 8:30 a.m., my mother and I went to the Kamuning
Public Market to buy some fruits and veggies, and also for me to be able to observe
the market itself. I usually accompany my mother in going to the market, and this
public market has always been the place where we buy our fresh goods ever since.
The Kamuning Public Market is just one jeepney ride away from our house. This is
the only market within our community.
There have been a lot of improvements and renovations done to this market.
Just a year ago, one of Mayor Herbert Bautista’s project was to renovate and
organize the marketplace. Before, the stalls are all mixed up, vegetables with fruits,
meat and fish, you’ll be dizzy finding what you need. Now, they’ve organized the
stalls, placing them into sections (meat section, seafood section, vegetable section,
fruit section, etc.). They have also added more security to the place, and converted
an area to be a parking lot. These big improvements really made this market a
convenient place to shop for fresh goods.
I asked some of the vendors as to where they get their supplies. Most of the
vegetables were from Baguio and freshly delivered to them from Balintawak Market
(where Baguio vegetables were delivered directly). The chickens from the poultry
farms are delivered to the market alive, and are freshly being slaughtered every
day, to ensure the meat’s freshness. The Kamuning Public Market used to have its

The pork being delivered to this market were always fresh. because you can buy them fresh and lively moving. The Kamuning Public Market is also a one stop shop for all your other needs. such as textile. I’d definitely recommend people to drop by if you are on a budget or if you simply enjoy a good bargain for fabrics! From my observations in the market. that’s why having easy and convenient access to food is really necessary. Technology made it possible for us to achieve this goal. The Kamuning Public Market was well-known for its fabric stores. they get the fruits in bulk from Divisoria (where most fruits from the provinces are being delivered directly). where we buy most of our everyday food. the place is clean and organized according to what kind of seafood you ought to buy. that’s why they engaged to pastoralism. handicraft products. The colorful fruit stands were the first to be seen once you enter the market. Almost all kinds of fabrics can be bought there. I was really impressed with the fish. Food is one of the primary needs of human beings. This project made it possible to deliver fresh goods from the farms. and ports to our local markets. fabrics. . most especially the Tilapia. I can say that “farm-to-market roads” were really important to our food industry. RTW clothes. because of its high demand. Even before. but it was recently shut down because of the animal wastes that affects the environment of the goods being sold. and the need for more improved and expanded markets. According to the fruit vendors. our early ancestors sought for food convenience and easy access to it. is essential. The food industry is continually expanding. and even before it reaches the market they were already inspected by the DTI. Most of the seafood were freshly delivered from the Malabon Fish Port. plantations. like the one in Kamuning. clothes.own slaughter house for its hogs. agriculture and horticulture. and slippers. The seafood section was impressive.