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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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Beans

Green, white, black and crushed beans

Green, white, black and crushed beans

Why should you include mongo beans in your diet?

Mongo beans are great source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium.  And a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper and Manganese. It is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why brown rice is excellent for your body?

 

 

Brown Mountain Rice

Brown Mountain Rice

 

Black Mountain Rice

Black Mountain Rice

 

Kalinga Unoy Choco Rice and Kalinga Unoy Blend Rice

Kalinga Unoy Choco Rice and Kalinga Unoy Blend Rice

 

Rice is whole grain that is powerhouse of selenium, manganese, naturally occurring oils, and promotes weight loss. It  is also great antioxidant; contains very high in fibre, and is a slow-release sugar. On the other hand, white rice offers risk in contracting diabetes as it increases blood sugar rapidly. It also has very low dietary fibre but high carbohydrates and calories. Medical experts at the Harvard School of Public Health recently found that eating five servings per week of white rice increased the risk of diabetes. 

There is a global call for brown rice because development aid agencies saw the nutritional deficiency of white rice consumption in poorer or developing countries which creates further risks and challenges in economic development if its population is at risk of diabetes.

 

 

 


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One more market day before the New Year …

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Just before the year draw to a close, 1 market day for your sustainable celebration and gift giving.

Please pre-order by the 27th December 2013 cut off 11:00 am. You will find the following produce though limited items but there might be last minute surprises. 

  • Assortment of salad greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach and some native veg
  • Brown eggs
  • Dairy – kefir, kesong puti, yoghurt, buffalla mozarella, feta cheese, carabao’s milk – plain and choco.
  • Red and green cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Coriander
  • Leeks
  • Celery
  • Beets
  • Papaya
  • Green and red pepper
  • Limited meat – chicken, grass-fed beef, pastured regular and black pork and lamb

    Please contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.comIMG_1649

 


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Christmas 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Dear friends,

Christmas is here in earnest! In the midst of shopping and parties and other holiday rush, we would like to just take a moment of reflection of what Christmas truly means and look back that in spite of Super typhoon Yolanda, flash flood, monsoon rain and (#) Philippine politics….we are grateful for the many blessings – we are able to share the bounty of the soil by bringing to your table abundant farm fresh living foods that nourish us and our community of subscribers – this is made possible for us by our Tarlac and Quezon farmers. Buying foods from them made life a bit easier for their families; big thanks to our clients and subscribers who signpost us to their family and friends and appreciate real healthy food, and bear with our imperfections – we learnt so much from you and aim to continue even more to bring truth and integrity in our business which we truly feel justifies the use of our time and talents in the pursuit of giving people access to real and healthy food; and to our partners and enablers who gave us platforms so that we are able to reach more and wider communities, and above all big opportunities to take our mission to the next level in 2014.

As the new year looms big in the horizon we endeavour to meet each day with inspiration and enthusiasm to educate more individuals and communities about the ethical and social implications of our choices and decisions in food, and mainstream our low impact ethos (pre-order, buying together and subscription) and ensure that we reduce food miles by bringing to your table local and seasonal produce only and develop relationship with our farmers – this makes me feel privileged to share that we know where our food comes from and how these were produced.

Inspiration and Hope

Also we are inspired by many individuals and organisations who work more often un-recognised and unrewarded solely driven by conviction, principles and passion that healthy food should be affordable and accessible to all. At the back of Super typhoon Yolanda we wonder how might we make this right be made real to them, and how can we influence communities to be more aware about the onslaught of fast food and artificial food that continue to threaten our health and the health of our planet (pesticides, fungicides, GMO, hormones, antibiotics, artifical sweetener, flavour enhancer, additives, extenders, preservatives, food colouring, etc). In this context we thought more than ever why this makes our work even more important.

In the meantime, for what’s left of 2013, we would like to celebrate with loved ones about the true joys of the Season. We’ll surely keep you posted for great things to come in 2014.

A Blessed Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Carmela Zabala & TheVillageGreenShop Team

 

– “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. “-

Michael Pollan

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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!

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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