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5 Local Online Stores You Can Order Fruits and Veggies From

Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables has never been easier



Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. You can snack on apple slices, make a fruity smoothie or bring color to your lunch or dinner plate with some broccoli or carrots. 


With current situations, however, the issue is really being able to go out to purchase fresh produce—but you don’t have to worry. Thanks to digital modernization and SME solutions, your fruits and vegetables can be brought to your doorstep through local online stores. 


You can buy fresh produce whenever you need to stock up without leaving your home. And you don’t only replenish your pantry, you’re also able to support local farmers since these shops act as a direct link to farmers and their produce. Check out these online fruits and vegetable shops below:



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Session Groceries

As you might be able to gather from its name, Session Groceries refers to Session Road in Baguio City, where most of their produce originates from. The online store aims to connect local farmers coming from different areas in Northern Luzon to consumers around the country. Aside from fresh fruits and vegetables, they also carry rice, nuts, coffee beans and condiments, among others. 


Session Groceries delivers cross NCR, Laguna, Cavite, Lipa, Batangas, Rizal, Bulacan and Pampanga. Payments can be made through Cash On Delivery for select regions or deposited through online transfers on their app, which is available on both the App Store and the Play Store.


BukidFresh

BukidFresh is an online farmers market that was founded on the hope of improving the agricultural sector and championing the majority of smallholder farmers in the Philippines, primarily as the farmers are given the chance to set the price for their own produce. 


The team behind the business then provides consumers access to fresh and quality products, which includes leafy greens, grains, eggs, lowland and highland vegetables, herbs and spices and more. With eco-friendliness in mind, they even use bayongs for their deliveries!


BukidFresh maintains a minimum order of P500 per customer delivery to compensate its partner farmers. They deliver to Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Las Piñas, Pasay, Manila, Taguig, Makati, Pateros, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Bacoor West (District 1) and southern parts of Quezon City (Districts 1, 3 and 4). Meanwhile, orders can be made via their website with payments through COD, online transfers and GCash.



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Fresh Produce

As its name indicates, you can only expect fresh items delivered to your doorstep when you order from Fresh Produce. The online retail store started in 2016 to help farmers supply their quality produce to city dwellers and make shopping for fresh and handpicked produce in Metro Manila easier and more convenient. 


From apples to watermelons, Baguio Beans to corn, Fresh Produce carries many kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as other products such as eggs, rice and sugar. They offer next-day delivery via their refrigerated delivery truck, which keep products cool and fresh. Payments are made via COD, bank deposit, credit card or PayPal. Check out what they have and start shopping on their website.


HI FRED

HI FRED takes pride in servicing their customers with handpicked ingredients, FREshly Delivered. They source their products from local farmers from all over the country and, to ensure that the farmers are adequately compensated, they require a minimum order of P500. 


Their fresh produce includes herbs, fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. Apart from these, they also carry pre-cooked meals with prices that range between P195 and P375. Currently, HI FRED only delivers in Metro Manila and customers can pay via COD, credit card, online bank transfer and PayPal. Everything you’re looking for might just be on their website


Zagana

Zagana is a social enterprise carrying fruits and vegetables sourced directly from local farmers. The organization aims to “uplift the lives of our Filipino farmers” while providing consumers access to healthy produce of excellent quality. 


At the moment, Zagana delivers only to certain parts of Metro Manila, which excludes areas in Las Piñas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Malabon, Caloocan, Fairview, Novaliches and Valenzuela. Orders ship out within two to five business days and payment options include COD, credit or debit cards, GCash, PayMaya and BancNet transactions. Browse their website here




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Buy groceries from the comfort of your home

Keep your health in check while championing local farmers by purchasing from any of these online farmers' markets. Get fresh and high-quality fruits, vegetables and more delivered straight to your doorstep—no lines, no traffic, no hassle. 



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