Veggie stakeholders to showcase “Giant Vegetable Salad” on July 13

  • July 12, 2017
  • Susan C. Aro

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 12 (PIA) - - Vegetable producers of the province will take the lead in promoting their lot  thru  a  more than a ton “Giant Vegetable Salad”   for the public to feast on for free as a way of celebrating the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post’s (LTVTP) 33rd founding anniversary on Thursday, July 13.

Augusta ‘Agot’ Balanoy, Benguet Farmers Cooperative Marketing Manager, said this is one way of showcasing the vegetable industry of the province to its end market especially among consumers in the lowland areas who may not be aware of the difference between locally- grown and imported highland vegetable varieties.

The group tapped a local culinary arts school, the SKD Academy La Trinidad Campus located at Kilometer 4 to prepare the giant vege salad. The working crew will be composed 50 students, three chefs and five support team members.

SKD Academy Manager Jonathan Micua said the salad will contain a mixture of Romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumber, sugar beets, tomatoes, marble potatoes, alfalfa and some boiled broccoli and cauliflower. The salad will be tossed in three types of vinaigrette sauce- mango, strawberry and honey balsamic.

The 1.1 ton vegetable mixture will be encased in a 20 feet by 32 feet structure with a 45 inch depth at the covered court of the LTVTP.

The local government will help in the construction of the salad containment, the Philippine and National Police for the flushing of the area to ensure cleanliness of the venue and surroundings, Balanoy said.

Other activities in the anniversary celebration include vegetable carving and vegetable landscaping.

The festive celebration is made possible in partnership with 14 vegetable organizations including truckers, porters, packers, the municipal government, the PNP and commercial banks in the valley.  

Like the  giant strawberry shortcake  of the  La Trinidad municipal government  that  landed in  Guinness Book of Record, Balanoy said they hope to achieve  the same feat in the  future with  their giant vegetable salad. (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR, Benguet)


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