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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (1st August) and Saturday (3rd August)

 

 

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Please check out our harvest offerings on Thursday (1st August) and Saturday (3rd August) which you can pre-order  starting today until Wednesday, cut off is 11:00 am for veg and non-meat items, and until Friday 12:00 nn for meat products.  We are also offering subscription for August and September harvest.  If you’ve been buying  tomatoes, rice, dairy, pakbet mix, white chicken and other veg  on a weekly basis, you can save time and money by subscribing to a food basket which you can customise ahead of time.

What is a subscription scheme?

Organic consumers become organic subscribers if you buy in advance either in one lump sum or in installment your food basket for 4 weeks or 8 weeks or at the beginning of the growing season.  In return for your subscription fee, subscribers receive an assortment of organic produce at discounted price which you have specified ahead of time, including frequency and number of periods.  If you would like to know what it is to subscribe, why and how,  please call us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

Many thanks. Cheers.

Rice and other items

  • Brown heirloom rice *
  • Black rice *
  • Red rice *
  • Bangus sardines
  • Brown eggs *
  • Herb Salt *
  • Muscovado sugar*
  • Golden salted eggs (red salted eggs are harmful as not only they don’t come from pastured ducks but the red colour is toxic paint, shouldn’t mix with food!)  Ours is golden because they are soak in a lovely spice called turmeric.
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)*

 

Bottled Items

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices*
  • Wild honey

 

Salad Greens (Price depends on what’s available)*

  • Arugula
  • Romaine
  • Mizuna
  • Green ice
  • Mix Salad Greens (combination of 3 or 4 types depending on the season)

 

Herbs*

  • Ginger
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • White onion

 

Pakbet Mix*

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)
  • Saluyot
  • Tomatoes

 

Green & Leafy Veg*

  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum

 

Other Vegs

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Saba
  • Patola
  • Oyster mushroom
  • French beans
  • Japanese cucumber

 

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging Vulcan
  • Chokanan Mango

 

Poultry

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken
  • Peking duck (available in September)

 

Meat products

  • Beef ground lean
  • Beef strip loin
  • Beef breakfast steak
  • Beef shank
  • Beef rib eye
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Longganisa
  • Herb Sausage
  • Garlic Sausage
  • Sweet Tapa
  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Fresh Tocino
  • Ham

 

Dairy Products

  • Fresh cow’s milk
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour  750 ml *
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour 1 litre *
  • Probiotic drink
  • Goat cheese or Chèvre *
  • Mozarella
  • Kesong puti
  • Butter
  • Carabao cream cheese

 

 

·         *Weekly staple are discounted under subscription scheme. Please check out our application and policy for August and September growing season.  Many thanks.

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

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The first batch of lovely vegs and greens are here!

Freshly harvested greens made their way to TheVillageGreenShop just in time when we were preparing lunch. We had a good sampling of  spinach which we sauteed with garlic in olive oil, and made a salad of romaine (green tower variety so crisp!) with vine-ripened tomatoes, white onions and avocado and we drizzle them with our lovely salad dressing of Bragg cider vinegar, extra virgin olive, herb salt, pepper and crushed garlic. So fresh! Simply a delight!

We are grateful that in our own small way we are able to make a difference by giving families and communities in Metro Manila easy and affordable access to freshly harvested organic  local and seasonal food that  contains zero pesticides, zero fungicides, zero GMO, zero hormones and zero antibiotics.  It cannot get better than this!

If you placed your order of leafy greens (spinach, mustard greens, Chinese kangkong, native peachay, saluyot), lettuce greens (green tower variety, Mizuna)  pakbet mix (eggplant, okra, ampalaya, string beans, squash, saluyot and tomatoes), mongo,  avocado, Chokakan mangoes, brown mountain rice, organic bangus sardines, brown eggs, succulent red tomatoes, carrots, wild honey, potatoes etc.  They are ready for pick up anytime preferably when the sun is down and will make its way in your neighbourhood anytime this afternoon.

Cheers!

If you missed our order cut off  we have the following extra items first come, first serve.  Let us know at 0927 675 5199

Red lady papayas

Red lady papayas.  Can you see the bright red tomatoes aching to get a starring role?

Native tomatoes

Here they are!

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Potatoes

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Carrots. Great for juicing together with arugula and green apple!

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Calamansi. Squeeze them on papayas, ginger tea, grilled fish and seafood dishes or make a juice (our Green Drink)out of it. Excellent natural source of Vit C which you can drink pure on empty stomach in the morning! It’s not acidic unless you add honey or water in it. Pure juice increases alkalinity of your body. How? start by squeezing 4 pieces then add 4 next day, then 4 again following day and so on until you reach 28 pieces and continue everyday with 28.  If you’re female 19 and older you need 75 mg  of RDA, men 90 mg. RDA may differ according to your needs.

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Cabbage

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Chinese kangkong

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Okra

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Spinach

Ampalaya

Ampalaya (Bitter gourd)

Squash

Squash

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Eggplant

Green tower romaine lettuce

Green tower romaine lettuce

Mizuna

Mizuna

Mongo beans

Mongo beans

Chokanan mangoes

Chokanan mangoes

Mustard greens

Mustard greens

Saluyot

Saluyot

Saba

Saba

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Gabi

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Red onions

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White onions

Gabi

Gabi

Ginger

Ginger

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Brown eggs

Brown eggs

Brown Mountain Rice

Brown Mountain Rice

Organic Chicken

Organic Chicken

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Rain brings blessings!

It’s how you see it! Picasso did not paint people the way they really are. Because it’s how you see it!

Check out his works here which am grateful to have seen as a student in Madrid. You wouldn’t realize how lucky you were if you live across a block off  Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Reina Sofia! I remember I would hie off to this place to get away from the drudgery of school work (if there’s such a thing in Spain but there is) or after long Spanish lunches… (yes always!)

So we are delighted to hear news that salad greens are growing nicely especially romaine this weekend. A few weeks back I updated you that the sun scorched if not bolted the delicate leaves of arugula and romaine so this weekend we have romaine aplenty!

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And our all time favourites – green leafy veg such as spinach, camote greens, native pechay, chinese kangkong, mustard greens, saluyot, alugbati, dahon ampalaya are starring this weekend…

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bundle of saluyot

1 strand of alugbati like

camote red side view

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Green and leafy veg are incredibly flexible and easy to do.  You can juice them or saute in garlic and olive oil and sprinkle sea salt.  It never fails.

And we’ve got plenty of spuds (yes potatoes) too, brown eggs, white chicken, avocados, calamansi, red and white onions, calabasa, string beans, tomatoes and different beef  cuts such as for stew, sukiyaki, tapa and patties !

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We’are also excited to tell you that cucumbers and french beans will be a regular feature starting next week! So watch out for our exciting additions each week!

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Cheers!

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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (25th July) and Saturday (27th July)

We are expecting the following produce on Thursday (25th July) and Saturday (27th July) which you can pre-order starting today until tomorrow, Wednesday 11:00 cut-off for vegetables and until Friday 12:00 nn cut-off for different meats and salad greens.

We’ll also let you know of new items as we get closer to date which we will email/sms you as soon as we get confirmation of harvest.  Also if you would like to do advance order for Monday or next week, just indicate for when and we will put them through on a rolling basis. Please SMS 0927 675 5199 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  Many thanks. Cheers.

New

  • Chokanan Mangoimg294
  • Mizuna
  • Oyster mushroom

Weekly Staples

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, orange, chili, and lemon flavour
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  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bangus sardinesHeirloom rice
  • Brown eggs
  • Herb Salt
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey
  • Mix Salad Greens (combination of 3 or 4 types depending on the season)

Herbs

  • Ginger
  • Lady finger pepperimg848
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • White onion

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)
  • Saluyotimg273
  • Tomatoes

Green & Leafy Veg

  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum

Other Vegsimg860

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Saba
  • Patola

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultryavocados

  • White chicken
  • Native chicken

Other Meat products

  • Pork ground lean
  • Pork sukiyaki
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork adobo cut
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Beef striploin
  • Beef stew
  • Beef ground sirloin
  • Beef Shankimg270
  • Ox tongue
  • Canadian bacon
  • Spanish chorizo
  • Garlic sausage
  • Tocino

Dairy Products

  • Fresh cow’s milk
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour  750 ml
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour 1 litre
  • Probiotic drink
  • Goat cheese or Chèvre
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Other items this week!

  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in turmeric)
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)

 

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com


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Milk, cheese and cream

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Sigh of relief – our dairy is back at the farm stand this weekend! Please send your orders not later than 3 pm today (Tuesday) to ensure Saturday delivery.

We can choose from any of the items below:

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  1. carabao’s milk  plain or choco flavour
  2. chevre cheese
  3. kesong puti
  4. cream cheeses with the ff variants
  • plain
  • moringa
  • garlic
  • orange
  • chili
  • lemon

 

 

 

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com


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Starting your week right!

Drink probiotic on empty stomach before eating breakfast

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or a cup of pure calamansi juice.

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You will never go wrong with a slice or 2 of sweet red lady papaya.

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Or a glass of avocado smoothie!

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Salad greens

Salad garden

 

With arugula

 

luscious arugula

 

Romaine

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Mizuna

 

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romaine (2)

 

And antioxidant greens through the week

 

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camote red side view

 

bunch of alugbati

 

 

Available every Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

Cheers!

 


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What’s cooking this weekend? 13-14 July 2013

Hello,
 
img274A week of glorious sunshine has done a lot of good to our veg especially the root ones, fruits and other non-leafy veg. No wonder our tomatoes are red, juicy and flawless these days which looks gorgeous on salad and taste rather sweet which is perfect accompaniment to kesong puti and sweet basil salad. Avocado is back again at the farm stand! Everyone is asking for this fruit including papaya the past week.  There are great reasons why we should eat plenty of avocados. It is a super antioxidant food that is loaded of Vitamin E and anti-aging properties that helps skin produce collagen (smoothens face and prevents wrinkles).  The healthy fat in avocados protects your heart and fights off high cholesterol.
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How do we eat them?
Aside from the famous creamy dessert most Filipinos love to eat we would like to share our version – fruit salad – we toss all seasonal fruits together such as mango, banana and buko shreds and carabao’s milk. Sweeten with honey and sprinkle with cashew nuts. Mangos add zing and tangy layer to the creamy texture! So good!
We also make our own ice cream by blending avocados together with carabao’s milk and coco sugar and toss in roughly chopped mint and cashew nuts. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or longer.
We also mash avocados for guacamole! Also avocados are great accompaniment to mix lettuce greens and shrimp salad with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of herb salt. We also layer avocados in sandwiches. And who has not heard of avocado pesto pasta? Quite easy, tasty, and very healthy too! Combine basil, nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour on freshly cooked linguine. ¡Que rico!
We are delighted about our spinach these days.  The harvest so far is the small delicate variety which is excellent for omelette, quiche, frittata, garlic sautéed dish or simply for juicing.
img294Focus veg/salad green this week:  Mizuna and Oyster mushroom. These are new additions to our expanding list of produce.
Mizuna has a savoury flavour.  Their long stem reminds me of arugula.  How do we eat mizuna?  We toss them on to salad greens, or add the leaves as topping to stir-fry veg, pizza, pasta dishes, and soups or blend into pesto or as a surprise layer to sandwiches.  I also chopped the leaves roughly and sprinkle on to garlic or bacon marble potato dish.
Mushrooms have delicate flavour.  We add them to pasta, beef stroganoff, stir fry veg, omelette, noodles, and other Asian dishes.
Hot products at TheVillageGreenShop:  Each week we fill our subscriber’s weekly basket of the following popular items:  Probiotic, carabao’s milk, pakbet mix, assortment of green & leafy veg, red and white onions, avocados, papayas, salad greens and tomatoes and calamansi, brown eggs, brown rice, saba and wild honey. For meat – Beef tenderloin, Beef kenchi, ground beef lean, pork steak, skinless pork chop, Canadian bacon, longganisa, garlic sausage and hibiscus vinaigrette.img273
Out of season most desirable product: Kale. Is a powerhouse of vitamins A, C and E including manganese, iron, calcium and potassium and prevents cancer.
Something to look forward to: CSA or simply Community Supported Agriculture that TheVillageGreenShop is developing. This is a great scheme to offer Metro Manila residents direct access to local and seasonal farm fresh produce grown by regional farmers within the 20 mile radius.  Basically you buy a share of veg and our network of farmers will deliver your share to our food drop in your neighbourhood. Shares can include 7-10 types of veg  for a family of 4 -5 or you can buy half a share for smaller families or if you love eating out. More on this….
Questions, comments, suggestions:  We love to hear your thoughts contact us – 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com
Many thanks.
Happy weekend!