LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Vegetable prices in the highlands have stabilized.

Augusta Balanoy of Farmers.Net and the Benguet Farmers' and Marketing Cooperative said basic vegetable prices are in a consumer and farmer friendly level.

Wholesale prices of potatoes are pegged at P24-27 per kilo while carrots are sold at P35 while wombok is peddled at P41 a kilo.

Balanoy said for now, supply is ample to the demands of the market.

"But expected na dadami ang volume by this month until July," she said.

Balanoy said the onset of the rainy season will affect supply, depending on the number of typhoons which will hit the province.

The rainy season in the highlands extend until September, making the supply of produce erratic, depending on the weather.

Months ago, the industry experienced a glut as prices plunged, bringing prices to as low as P1 a kilo for cabbage, frustrating farmers.

The government has been advising farmers to implement crop programming to avoid an oversupply, which affects profit.

The early rain showers have also contributed to the early harvest of crops the past month, forcing farmers to harvest early if only not to suffer spoilage.

The expected dry spell has not affected farmers, according to Balanoy.

The afternoon rain showers has in fact sped up the harvest of produce and the sizes of some vegetables like cabbage which has increased in size because of the rains.