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How industrial food system endangers our health

The Philippine population has reached 100 million.  How are we going to feed this growing population when our farms are taken over by real estate development and testing ground for GMO?

Capitalists and entrepreneurs see the opportunity that tons of profits can be made if food are produced at a massive scale and at lower cost. These so called food entrepreneurs have created food production systems backed by bankers and financiers to speed up and bulk up meat production. Chickens are raised in cramped chicken sheds causing immobility and disease but can grow enormously in 45 or even 21 days.  In food factories, the natural instincts of cows, pigs and chickens are redesigned – cows these days do not eat grass anymore much less seen a blade of grass and yet produce tons and gallons of milk because of constant feeding of hormones and antibiotics so that milk can be produced at a massive scale at cheap cost.

Food has become denatured food products that contribute to diseases. Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes are at an all time high in the Philippines but doctors warned us that most of these diseases can be healed or controlled by food – real food.

Real food are fruits and vegetables grown on living soil in season and eaten in season. Animals grow on pasture and fed on grass, table scraps, garden waste and worms. They live out their natural instincts and are mobile to do whatever and wherever they wanted to go and graze.

 

Soon we will be offering our own native and white chickens, and ducks too including pastured pork.

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Different varieties of green leafy veg

Different varieties of green leafy veg

Sprouts.

Sprouts.

Grass clippings are used for mulching to conserve moisture.

Grass clippings are used for mulching to conserve moisture.

Mountain Rice

Mountain Rice

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Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer so it meet your needs.

Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer to meet your needs.

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This 3 feet red lady papaya is not just a beauty but is bounty aplenty of anti-oxidant, Vitamin E and E and folate.

This 3 feet red lady papaya is not just a beauty but is bounty aplenty of anti-oxidant, Vitamin E and E and folate.

Rows of calamansi grow alongside a barrier.

Rows of calamansi grow alongside a barrier.

Greenhouse for lettuces and herbs.

Greenhouse for lettuces and herbs.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

Fertilisers in ceramic jars.

Natural fertilizers in ceramic jars.

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Carabao’s milk and other dairy products!

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20130906_210550We are glad we found a new supplier of carabao’s  milk who can bring to our community a consistent supply of fresh natural milk and various different products week on week and the great thing is that the prices of these products are significantly lower than supermarkets’. Please check them out here.

Delivery & Pick up schedule of Carabao's milk 2013

Carabao milk products

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See you at the Christmas Bazaar!

1291944_448306358618001_1314233230_nHello,

We would like to invite you at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 7th of December, 8 am – 5 pm at Lexington Garden Village Clubhouse.

TheVillageGreenShop market stand is fully stocked. You can find sustainably grown and organically managed local and seasonal salad greens, a range of leafy veg (for juicing), native and specialty vegs, fruits, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy, and wine including natural bottled products.  We also have new items such as gluten-free grains and other pickled items.

Due to perishable nature of some of our items plus  we don’t want to waste food so we would like to send you what’s on offer on the 7th December so you can pre-order anytime today until Wednesday, 4th December 11:00 am and we can pick/pack the items to order on the 7th December. We will allow extra kilos on first come, first serve basis only.

Please check out the list below and may you please let us know any time until Wednesday, 11:00 am is cut off? Cheers!

*Available every market day but booking is needed. Also some items may not be available due to season or weather.  Perishable items such as salad greens, vegs and fruits are available either Monday, Thursday or Saturday market days only.

 

Rice

  • Brown heirloom rice
  • 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 spice)

Bottled and other natural items*

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Arugula pesto
  • Peanut butter
  • Vinegar infused with aromatic organic herbs & spices
  • Wild honey
  • Herb & cheese spread
  • Unbleached and unprocessed sea salt
  • Variety of jams – coco jam and pineapple
  • Tortilla chips using organic corn
  • Sweet potato chips
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Tablea
  • Hot curry sea salt
  • Garden Herb Salt
  • Paprika seasalt
  • Kaffir Lime sea salt
  • Sage sea salt

 

Wine

  • Honey wine
  • Bugnay wine

Salad Greens (Depends on what’s available)*

 

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

 

Herbs

  • Coriander
  • Ginger
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • 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

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

Other Vegs and root crops*

  • Baby carrots
  • Baguio beans
  • Cabbage
  • Camote
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • French beans
  • Gabi
  • Green papaya
  • Labanos
  • Mongo
  • Onion leeks
  • Patola
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Regular carrots
  • Saba
  • Sugar beets
  • Upo
  • Yakon

Poultry

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

Grassfed beef *

  • Knuckle bone
  • Ox tail
  • Ox tongue
  • Ox feet
  • Tenderloin
  • Sukiyaki
  • Ground lean
  • Ground sirloin
  • Liver
  • Ribeye
  • Stew
  • Kenchi
  • Shank
  • Brisket

Pasture-raised Pork

  • Pork belly
  • Pork ground lean
  • Pork steak
  • Pork chop
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork sukiyaki

Grass fed cured meat (no nitrate, No MSG, 100% grass fed)

 

  • Longganisa
  • Garlic sausage
  • Herb sausage
  • Sweet tapa
  • Tocino
  • Canadian bacon
  • Burger patty
  • Pork Bacon

 

Lamb

  • lamb kebab cubes
  • Lamb shoulder chop
  • Lamb chop

Dairy Products*

 

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

 

Many thanks.

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

 


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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (7th November) and Saturday(9th November)

Please check out our harvest offerings on Thursday (7th November) and Saturday (9th November) which you can pre-order starting today until Wednesday, cut off is 11:00 am.  We are also offering subscription for November through December harvest.  

*Available everyday every market days but booking is needed. Also some items may not be available due to season or weather. Perishable items such as salad greens, vegs and fruits are available either Monday, Thursday or Saturday market days only.

Rice

  • Brown heirloom rice
  • 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 spice)

Bottled and other natural items*

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Arugula pesto
  • Peanut butter
  • Vinegar infused with aromatic organic herbs & spices
  • Wild honey
  • Herb & cheese spread
  • Unbleached and unprocessed sea salt
  • Variety of jams – coco jam and pineapple
  • Tortilla chips using organic corn
  • Sweet potato chips
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Tablea

Wine

  • Honey wine
  • Bugnay wine

Salad Greens (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
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Kaffir lime leaves

Pakbet Mix

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

Green & Leafy Veg

  • Kale
  • Paco 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*

  • Baby carrots
  • French beans
  • Gabi
  • Green papaya
  • Labanos
  • Mongo
  • Puso ng saging
  • Saba

Fruits

  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging Vulcan
  • Guabano
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Dayap

Poultry

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

Grassfed beef *

  • Knuckle bone
  • Ox tail
  • Ox tongue
  • Ox feet
  • Tenderloin
  • Sukiyaki
  • Ground lean
  • Ground sirloin
  • Liver
  • Ribeye
  • Stew
  • Kenchi
  • Shank

Pasture-raised Pork

  • Pork belly
  • Pork ground lean
  • Pork steak
  • Pork chop
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork sukiyaki

Grass fed cured meat (no nitrate, No MSG, 100% grass fed)

  • Longganisa
  • Garlic sausage
  • Sweet tapa
  • Tocino
  • Canadian bacon
  • Burger patty
  • Pork Bacon

Lamb

  • Lamb kebab cubes
  • Lamn shoulder chop
  • Lamb chop

Dairy Products*

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

·        Many thanks.

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


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Healthy Chip

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Craving for potato chips?  Supermarket chips are loaded with salt, MSG, food colouring and other artificial flavouring.  We thought we should recreate it’s junk persona by a healthier version made from sweet potato, cassava and yum. We took all the bad stuff out, brush them with oil and bake them so they are reasonably healthy.

We are giving away samples in your subscription food basket this Saturday, Monday and Thursday.  Let us know what you think. You can also call us at 0927 675 5199 or by emailing us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com


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Meatless Monday

romaineMeatless Monday is a great low impact campaign to care for the environment and to kick off a plant based nutrition.   Since it was launched 10 years ago in the US,  a poll conducted said 39 percent said they eat less meat than they did three years ago.

Why Monday? “Because several studies have demonstrated that people are more likely to try to quit smoking, begin a diet or exercise regimen, schedule doctors’ appointments or adopt other healthy behaviors on Monday than any other day.”

Monday being a market day at TheVillageGreenShop, we thought of creative ways to celebrate a plant powered day!

  • Juicing – 80% veggies + 20% fruits (throw in some spice like ginger, basil, cilantro or lemon grass perhaps)
  • We would like to reduce food waste so we are also issuing green deal coupons for any abundant leafy green and veg produce for the week to ensure that they make it to  table.  If you are a restaurant, community of households or simply cooking a big pot for a special occasion check this out!
  • Legumes and tofu are great source of protein and perfect for any type of veg.

Cheers.


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New improved milk and cheese

20130906_210550Our producers of carabao’s milk and cheese have just concluded their series of intensive training.  Not only that they have expanded the network of dairy farmers by training neighbouring communities in dairy farming which means that a sustained and bigger supply is put in place to bring these natural, unprocessed and organic dairy products to more communities.

As you know the milk has been relaunched recently with improved taste and packaging.  Now comes the kesong puti and cream cheeses in 3 delightful flavours: garlic, plain and moringa.

These products are available on a weekly basis preferably for subscription.  The more people will buy the bigger the discount we can give.  There is strength in numbers.

Let us know if you would like to try by pre-ordering every Tuesday, 11:00 am to assure you of a weekend delivery.

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

 


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Local Seasonal Food Bought Together

join handsTheVillageGreenShop was founded  based on group-buy, pre-order and subscription model which enable us to bring to your table fresh and affordable organic produce grown directly by community supported farms and family farmers, and picked to order for you.

We are taking our model to the next level by creating a wider distribution system where communities and local farmers come together to buy and sell local, seasonal and farm fresh sustainable produce .

Why are we doing this?  Because we would like to bring the price of organic produce further down, and the only way we can do this is to create an efficient food distribution system where more communities pre-order, subscribe and buy together on market days.  Simply, the more people buy together, the bigger the discount.  There is strength in numbers.

How it’s going to work?

You may sign up to either of the following as:

1) Local Drop

2) Susbcriber of organic produce

Local Drops  are passionate individuals, cafes, local stores or helpful neighbour who share with our mission to bring fresh healthy and sustainable food to their family, friends and communities which could be in offices, villages,  churches, schools, gym or practically any group who would like  to eat and buy together local, seasonal and organic produce. We will help set up the Local Food Drop in your area and organize your community to buy together local seasonal and sustainable produce.

The Organizers of the Local Food Drops enjoy discounts and other freebies.   Recently, a subscriber-friend of ours signed up to become a local food drop in her community in Quezon City and part of Greenhills.  So working together with our customers and subscribers who are as passionate as us is a brilliant way to increase our campaign, outreach and access of organic produce grown by local and community farmers.

Interested clients can buy directly to local food drops on a weekly basis.   Here’s how you can be part of a local food drop:

1) You can check with us if there is one in your community.  If there’s none, you may want to consider. Having joined your local Food Drop, you will let us know what you want to  try or subscribe from a selection of local seasonal and organic produce every week. Or you may respond to our weekly blast by pre-ordering on what’s on offer before cut-off.  You may check our Facebook page weekly.

2)  Your orders are picked and harvested to order by your local  farmers.

3) You pick up your order from the local Food Drop.

Sign up now and let us know.

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

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

Many thanks. Cheers.


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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (19th September) and Saturday (21st September)

Please check out our harvest offerings on Thursday (19th September) and Saturday (21st September) which you can pre-order starting today until Wednesday, cut off is 11:00 am.  We are also offering subscription for September and October harvest.

We’ve received enquiries about subscription gifts – yes we can do that for your friends and family with our Cornucopia Scheme.  You may determine the price and we will fill out a basket with your preferences eg all greens and veg or an assortment of veg plus meat, bottled items, rice.  The choice is yours.

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 (if we didn’t hear from you we roll it going forward) 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.

 

*Available everyday but booking is needed. Also some items may not be available due to season or weather.  Perishable items such as salad greens, vegs and fruits are available either Monday, Thursday or Saturday market days only.

Rice

  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Kalinga Unoy chocolate rice*
  • Kalinga Unoy red rice*

Roasted Mongo Beans

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

Eggs*

  • Brown
  • Golden salted eggs

Bottled and other natural items*

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Arugula pesto
  • Peanut butter
  • Vinegar infused with aromatic organic herbs & spices
  • Wild honey
  • Herb & cheese spread
  • Unbleached and unprocessed sea salt
  • Variety of jams – coco jam and pineapple
  • Tortilla chips made from organic corn
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Tablea

Wine

  • Honey wine
  • Bugnay wine

Salad Greens (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
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • 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

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

Other Vegs and root crops

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

Fruits

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

Poultry

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

Grassfed/Pastured Meat products*

  • Beef ground lean
  • Beef kenchi
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Pork ground lean
  • Porkchop
  • Longganisa
  • Native chicken
  • White chicken

Dairy Products*

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

 

·        Many thanks.

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

 


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Lovely to meet you at the Mercato Day

Hello,

It was lovely to see our subscriber-friends, neighbours and new faces at the Mercato in Lexington.  And also to our friends who came from afar and braved the rain to see us, it was wonderful and we are incredibly grateful!  We hope the warm choco rice drink and the taco and tortilla with hot sauce and salsa provided relief and comfort.

To those who enquired about our range of leafy veg, salad greens and meat products and other items, you will know what’s available by checking our site and our weekly email and text blast about our harvest offerings each week.  You may also contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  And to those who enquired about our range of dairy, we have probiotic, carabao’s milk (plain and choco), mozarella, chevre and improved kesong puti.  If you want any of these items this weekend or week after week you may subscribe or place your order until Tuesday, 12:00nn. Also if there’s anything you particularly like or not or you are looking for items you would want included in our product range please give us a shout anytime!

We are surprised as some of you are that they can get easy access of a range of sustainably grown produce right within this village.  We are happy to serve you and it’s just so happen that we live around here and so we thought our campaign for healthy food starts at “home”.

Last note,  to those who asked us when and how they can get their weekly food basket, please check out our market days below:

Delivery days

Pre-order 11:00 nn cut off
Monday Saturday
Thursday Wednesday
Saturday/Sunday Wednesday

 

 

 

And finally, we are happy that you bought products from a social enterprise we are supporting called Custom Home – they are expert-makers of curtains, seat covers, throw pillows, drapes and bedding (duvet covers, bed skirts and throws) including all kinds of canvass bags and backpacks. They are worth supporting because not only that they offer honest to goodness work at reasonable price but would like to showcase their talent by setting up their own small business to move away from subsistence living to hopefully a sustainable life. If you are looking to have new curtains or do makeover this Christmas, please keep Custom Home in your radar.  You may contact 0926 739 4997 for enquiries.

Many thanks.

Cheers,

TheVillageGreenShop Team