Support Local and The Cause of Our Blue Collared Workers

Malagos Homegrown Produce

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are useful for providing a picture of the changing mix of occupations. BLS data clearly shows the decline of farm and blue-collar workers and the rise of professional, technical, and the often called “white-collared” workers. Blue collar worker refers to workers who engage in hard manual labor. By no means are people in these occupations less intelligent. Since physical work may be more dirty or not as glamorous, it can be easy to view it as not being intellectually up to par as compared to white collar work. But manual competence entails its own set of skills and knowledge that can bring the mind to life.


The onset of the pandemic affected most of us but its impact on our blue collar workers is far worse than we thought. Almost everyday we hear news of businesses closing down. Admit it, most of us fleetingly think about the workers affected and more about the things we loved and will miss in the store.  Imagine the family they have to take care of, the bills they have to pay, and the living expenses they need to survive. This is the soul of the support local campaign. By making sure we are helping out one another, we can be assured that we rise together. To help you see the bigger picture, here are some impacts you are making every time you choose to support local initiatives like the Malagos Homegrown Produce. 


Farmers. By supporting local shops who are in turn, supporting local farmers by sourcing ingredients from them, we are helping farmers get through the year. Farmers are now facing huge economic repercussions due to the pandemic. Many are now struggling and contemplating on whether they should sell their land to bigger companies and take the money for themselves. While this may be a quick gratification, hard times most often lead us to some of the hardest decisions we have to make. If we do not do something about it, future generations will have more houses available to buy than fresh produce to make them and their family healthier. 


Delivery Man. Many of those who lost their job due to the pandemic found comfort in the booming delivery industry in the City. The rise of food panda and grab food gave leverage to many small shops. Even the direct ones from each store are also slowly multiplying in numbers. Remember this the next time you order online: they keep you safe too. 


Packers. Have you ever paused for a while and took the time to appreciate how most food and grocery delivery these days really pay attention to proper packaging and food safety? It won’t be possible without our beloved packers. In Malagos Homegrown Produce, we make sure that each one wears PPEs and protective gears while preparing your orders. By doing this, we are sure you are safe. 


Davao online supermarkets and deliveries are now booming in the City. Many chose to shift their businesses online when the movement started growing. But among the big ones are small, striving, local shops trying to get through the day. The Malagos Homegrown Produce for one is an online grocery and delivery in Davao that not only supports our local farmers but also makes sure to loop in local workers to keep the business alive. So the next time you buy online grocery and delivery, always choose to go local. Your small act of support, whatever it is, wherever you are, might be the ripple we need in order to survive. A safety reminder for today: stay home, stay homegrown with Malagos Homegrown Produce.