By Marjaleen Ramos
The Good Shepherd Convent is selling white ube jam instead of the original purple for now due to lack of supply.
“Due to changing climate, our ube farmers are having difficulty growing ube. It has been our struggle in the recent years to find a stable supply. And in the past weeks there was none. Those of you who went to Baguio know this,” Good Shepherd said in a Facebook post.
“Now our ube jam sports a new look. Yes it is Ube Jam. From white ube. Yes there is such a thing,” it added.
Good Shepherd said the farmers used white ube as it is the only available supply at the time and assured the public that it is “just as good as the purple one.”
They also asked for public support since earnings from the products are allocated for the college education of the Cordillera youth.
“Let’s all do our share in caring for the earth and calling for climate justice. And let’s do this not only because we love Ube Jam but because we #CareForOurCommonHome.”
Known for its famous ube jam, Good Shepherd also produces other goodies from Baguio such as strawberry jam and peanut brittle.