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Creamier than ever!

img249We are delighted to re-launch our carabao’s milk on the 15th September with even better and creamier taste!  Access to capability training of the women dairy farmers makes a huge difference as we have a much improved carabao’s milk!  UPLB’s intervention is such a big help.  Thank you so much to them and to our hardworking dairy women farmers! We will be offering free taste on Saturday, 31st August for the first 25 customers and see the difference. If you miss this date, we still have other dates for free sample in the run up to Market Day (15th September). Please check this out every now and then.

Thank you so much for your support! We are incredibly grateful!

Please contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

TheVillageGreenShop Team

 

 

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Harvest Offerings on Saturday (31st August) and Monday (2nd September)

Please check out our harvest offerings on Saturday (1st August) and Monday (2nd September) which you can pre-order starting today until Friday, cut off is 11:00 am.  We are also offering subscription for September and October harvest.  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.

*Available on Saturday or everyday but booking is needed. While other items particularly perishable items such as salad greens, vegs and fruits are available either Monday or Thursday market days.

Rice

  • Brown heirloom rice (quite similar to arborio rice, perfect for risotto or paella or simply steamed)
  • Kalinga Unoy chocolate rice*
  • Kalinga Unoy red rice*

 Roasted Mongo Beans 

  • Black
  • White
  • Green
  • Mongo- green
  • Crushed – assorted colour

Eggs*

  • Brown
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in turmeric)

Bottled natural items*

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Arugula pesto
  • Peanut butter
  • Vinegar infused with aromatic spices
  • Wild honey
  • Herb & cheese spread
  • Organic sardines

Wine

  • Honey wine
  • Bugnay wine

Other weekly staples

  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Tablea
  • Sea salt (all natural unbleached)

 Smoked fish

  • Smoked bangus fish

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
  • Turmeric
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • White onion
  • Onion leeks

Pakbet Mix

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

Green & Leafy Veg

  • Kale
  • Fern
  • Squash greens and blossoms
  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Malunggay
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum

Other Vegs and root crops

  • Baguio beans
  • French beans
  • Cabbage
  • Camote
  • Regular carrots
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Sugar beets
  • White corn
  • Yakon
  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Saba
  • Patola
  • Oyster mushroom
  • Labanos

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging Vulcan
  • Chokanan Mango
  • Guabano
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Dayap

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

For enquiries please call us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 


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What’s on offer in the mercadillo de comida?

AppetiteforOrganic

We are going to kick start the  “-ber” months merrily by showcasing in the mercadillo what we’ve found from our recent sourcing trip.

Join us as we celebrate abundance of local greens and native veg (yes in spite of flooding and rain), and the best produce from each region in the country!  Have you ever heard of Kalinga Unoy rice? A native told me that unoy means good for you.  Literally it is! This is a special rice variety that was elevated in the Ark of Taste.*  Grows in Kalinga  and harvested once a year!  Excited to bring this to you!   Have you tried Bignay local wine and honey wine? We’ve got this as well and a range of roasted beans: black, green, white and crushed beans of assorted colours… and many more. Really interesting finds!

Please book this in your calendar!

15th of September 2013

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lexington Garden Village, San Joaquin Pasig City

RSVP is encouraged for hassle free entry. Thanks!

Direction: https://maps.google.com.ph/maps?expflags=enable_star_based_justifications:true&ie=UTF8&cid=5592907529593508151&q=Lexington+Garden+Village+Homeowners+Association,+Incorporated&iwloc=A&gl=PH&hl=en

  • From Makati Ayala head towards BGC,  take Buting/Pateros and drive straight until you reach Mc Donalds. Lexington is 200 meters ahead.
  • If you’re coming from Buendia take JP Rizal and turn left at the intersection.
  • From Quezon City, take C5 and drive through Bagong Ilog. Turn left at the intersection.
  • Lost? Contact us at 0927 675 5199

What can you expect in the mercadillo on the 15th September?

  • TheVillageGreenShop market stand will be fully stocked with our sustainably grown and organically managed salad greens, native and specialty vegetables, fruits, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy including wine, honey, natural bottled items and great new stuff.  True to our social ethos of zero food waste and zero inventory we are sending out a complete list of produce on offer on the 1st of September so you can pre-order for pick up on the 15th September. We will allow extra kilos for others to try. Due to the perishable nature of our items – first come, first serve only. Please check out the list from time to time at https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/join-us-at-the-food-market-day-for-farm-fresh-organic-produce-tacos-salsa-and-more/
  • We are going to showcase sample healthy sustainable gift bags for Christmas, corporate and various occasions. It’s is a thoughtful and memorable gift you can give.
  • 15th September is also a meet-and-greet day with our subscribers, supporters and friends and a subscription sign-up day for our new ones! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • We are going to fund raise by pulling out the best item we’ve found from our sourcing trip! We are making champorado made from the best variety rice, kalinga Unoy chocolate rice. No chocolate added, just a bit of muscovado and carabao’s milk. How did that happen? Check it out. Satisfaction guaranteed. 100% of the proceeds are to be donated in the construction of San Guillermo Church.
  • TheVillageGreenShop supports local community livelihood projects and social enterprises. In doing so we are hoping to contribute to safety and liveability of our community. We are excited to show their works during the market day like the fabulous bead bags created by women prisoners in Muntinlupa.  We’ll show a photo of those soon! And also lovely quality made throw pillows and curtains, seat covers made by people who are so keen to put their feet on the ladder out of poverty. This social enterprise does home service and specializes in custom-made bed linens, throw pillows, etc. Wouldn’t it be great to buy from them? Check the quality out on the 15th September.  For Christmas home makeover, early booking is advised.
  •  Sunday is family and church day and often a day off day of our lovely angels at home. After the church just follow the aroma because we are giving away free coffee and tea sandwiches after the mass!
  • We are offering Mexican food – check out the cantina favourites of tacos, burritos and tortillas using our local and organic produce from the farm.  We’ll send out the details soon.  RSVP and pre-order encouraged.

So please join us for tea, coffee and salsa and lounge by the clubhouse or poolside.

For questions and enquiries, contact us at

0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Many thanks.

Cheers,

  • TheVillageGreenShop Team
  • 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

*The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet: an extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheeses, breads, sweets and cured meats…

The Ark was created to point out the existence of these products, draw attention to the risk of their extinction within a few generations, invite everyone to take action to help protect them. In some cases this might be by buying and consuming them, in some by telling their story and supporting their producers, and in others, such as the case of endangered wild species, this might mean eating less or none of them in order to preserve them and favor their reproduction.

http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/ark


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Join us at the Food Market Day for Farm Fresh Organic Produce, Tacos & Salsa and more!

carrots, limes & zucchini

After a hectic and eventful week –farmers have just concluded an epic clean up, replanting and rescuing greens and leafy veg that had been crushed from rain and strong wind following Typhoon Maring, our home got struck of a stray bullet (yes am alive! Hope to see you on the 15th September), PDAF rally, sourcing trip…we are back in full force for the Food Market Day on the 15th of September and we are bringing to you the best of what we have in the shop and tantalise your taste buds with slow food.

Please book this in your calendar:

Sunday, 15th September at Lexington Garden Village
9-4 pm

 

Bring your friends and family . If it were up to us we would like that you RSVP us for convenient entry  (we are giving our entrance security a list of our guests) and so we avoid extra or shortage of food. We love food but we hate waste!

Many thanks! Cheers!

TheVillageGreenShop Team

  • 0927 675 5199
  • villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

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Wine and cheese pairings 101

35 clever Food hacks

 

Via loveletterstohome.com

http://www.buzzfeed.com/readcommentbackwards/42-clever-food-hacks-that-will-change-your-life-dmjk


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Impact of natural disasters

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Roxas Blvd. Photo by newsinfo.inquirer.net

Marikina River Flooding - Philnews.ph

Marikina River Flooding – Philnews.ph

The photos here speak volumes as tons of rubbish was regurgitated along Roxas Boulevard including inner streets clogging water ways and sewerage system. More than 1.75 million people displaced and over 1,000 people dead. Billions lost as work and classes were suspended and properties damaged. Just a few days before Typhoon Maring strikes we saw oil spilt along the waters of Visayas.

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Common wikimedia

The onslaught of unparalleled natural disasters wreck human lives including fishing farms, crops and livestock so that access to basic things people need to live have become increasingly challenging. Indeed there is so much work to do as all aspects of our human lives is threatened by climate change and irresponsibility.  It is enough to kill one person, family, or community. This is quite alarming. And quite alarming it is if we don’t care about it at all or don’t do anything at least within the sphere of our control.  The question is how might we then transform education and businesses for the greater benefit of community? Can we create sustainable businesses while contributing to social equity and environmental well-being?

What are your reflections?


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Cooking brown rice perfectly

Brown Mountain Rice

Brown Mountain Rice

TheVillageGreenShop sells organic brown mountain rice.  It is rounder in shape, lighter in colour and flavourful and fluffier if cooked perfectly.  In order to achieve the same quality we would like to share some tips from our favourite healthy cooking site Eating Well for some advise.

How to Cook Brown Rice & Wild Rice: Rice to Liquid Ratio, Time and Directions

 

Grain
(1 Cup)
Liquid
(water/broth)
Directions Yield
Brown Rice 2 1/2 cups Bring rice and liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40-50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. 3 cups
109 calories; 23 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber.
Wild Rice At least 4 cups Cook rice in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until tender 45-55 minutes. Drain. 2-2 1/2 cups
82 calories; 17 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber.

Completing the process is the resting period for at least 5 minutes with the lid on. Food-science expert Harold McGee says this “resting period” allows the grains of rice to cool and become firm, so that the rice doesn’t break when scooped from the pot. Once rested, fluff rice with fork, and you should have a light and aromatic final product!

Please read complete article here.