In a past fast fading, most of the towns south of Manila on the island of Luzon, the word
“baraka” means “market”. Its origin is a Mexican word that means “stall”. As such, on a town’s market day, typically a Saturday, people would go to the baraka (instead of the palengke). It also lends itself to conjugation. Thus, mamamaraka (will go to the market); namaraka (went to the market); namamaraka (is at the market).
Because of its role in the rich history of Santa Rosa, Laguna, the word baraka was chosen to be the name of an advocacy group made up of women. Gathering small traders of authentic products of the town, BARAKA continues to preserve and promote the culture of Santa Rosa, with a strong focus on authentic foods and heirloom dishes.
To support BARAKA, the Rotary Club of Sta. Rosa Centro will feature its unique products to the market via “My FAIR Centro”, a bazaar to be held on December 12-14 at Solenad2, Nuvali.
The following Sta. Rosa authentic kakanin will be available on the BARAKA stall.
2. Puto Lansong
3. Kalamay Kuhit
4. Okoy ni Aling Nene
5. Bok’s Ice Cream
7. KilawingPuso ng Saging with Sinukmani/Puto-Maya