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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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Harvest Offerings, 22nd – 25th September 2014

salad greens1Hello,

Please check out our harvest offerings on Monday, 22nd to 25th September which you can pre-order starting today until Friday, cut off is 5 pm.

We are also offering subscription for September through December harvest.

Subscription Scheme

We do accept subscription gifts for your friends and family with our Cornucopia Scheme.  This is a free choice scheme where you determine from the outset the price and the items you would want in your weekly sustainable basket, and we will fill it out with your preferences e.g. all greens and veg or an assortment of veg and meat, plus probiotic, or rice or other items.  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 or at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sustainably yours,

TheVillageGreenShop Team

 

Rice

  • Red rice*

Eggs

  • Brown
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in turmeric spice)

Bottled and other natural items

  • Peanut butter
  • Wild honey
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Tablea
  • Organic bangus sardines

Salad Greens (Depends on what’s available)*

  • Arugula
  • Romaine
  • Mizuna

Herbs

  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Turmeric
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion

Pakbet Mix

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

Green & Leafy Veg

  • Kale
  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Chinese pechay
  • Native pechay
  • Talinum

Other Vegs and root crops*

  • Salad Pea
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherry tomato
  • Carrots
  • Camote orange
  • Sayote
  • Broccoli
  • French Beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Yacon
  • Tender Beans
  • Cucumber
  • Pakchoi
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Gabi
  • Labanos
  • Mongo
  • Patola
  • Saba
  • Tomatoes

Fruits*

  • Calamansi
  • Blue berries

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
  • 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
  • Probiotic drink
  • Mozarella
  • Kesong puti
  • Butter

 

Many thanks.

 

Pre-order not later than Friday 5 pm cutoff at

0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com


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Brown Eggs

Brown eggs

Brown eggs

 

Brown Eggs

Brown Eggs

 

Egg breakfast helps reduce ghrelin, a hormone that contributes to hunger, it also lowers blood sugar and insulin levels.

Egg breakfast helps reduce ghrelin, a hormone that contributes to hunger, it also lowers blood sugar and insulin levels.

 

Did you know that 2 raw egg yolks contain nearly twice as many antioxidant properties as an apple?

Not only that eggs contain high quality proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, egg yolks are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, a class of carotenoids that offer powerful prevention against age-related macular degeneration; the most common cause of blindness.


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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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Harvest Offerings for the Christmas Season, 19th – 23rd December 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Hello,

TheVillageGreenShop is fully stocked this Christmas Season. You can find our weekly staples of sustainably grown local and seasonal vegs and greens, and specialty vegs, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy including wine, and natural bottled products. We also have new items such as gluten-free grains, different herb salts, low-fat yoghurt, lamb and other pickled items. Please check them below.

Due to traffic and over subscription of popular items we would like to advise our clients to pre-order before the 23rd December. Please check below our schedule for Christmas.

Delivery Schedules Christmas 2013Cheers!

 

*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.

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Rice

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

Roasted Mongo Beans*

  • Black
  • White
  • Green
  • Mongo- green
  • img816Crushed – 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 & spicesimg949
  • 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 – NEW
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Kapeng barako – NEW
  • Smoked bangus – NEW
  • Organic bangus sardines
  • Tablea
  • Hot curry sea salt – NEW
  • Garden Herb Salt – NEW
  • Paprika seasalt – NEW
  • Kaffir Lime sea salt – NEW
  • Sage sea salt – NEW Christmas gifts

 

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)

Herbsromaine

  • Coriander – NEW
  • Ginger
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • White onion

Pakbet Mix

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)img273
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)
  • Saluyot
  • Tomatoes

Green & Leafy Veg

  • Kale
  • Paco Fern
  • Squash greens and blossoms
  • Chinese Kangkong20130810_100406
  • Malunggay
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum
  • Saluyot

Other Vegs and root crops*

Saba, eggplant, lemongrass, ginger

Saba, eggplant, lemongrass, ginger

 

 

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

 

Poultry

 

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

 

Grassfed beef *

 

  • Knuckle bone
  • Ox tail
  • Ox tongueNative Chicken
  • Ox feet
  • Tenderloin
  • Sukiyaki
  • Ground lean
  • Ground sirloin
  • Ribeye
  • Stew
  • Kenchi

 

Pasture-raised Pork

  • Pork ground lean
  • Pork sukiyakiIMG_1591

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
  • HamIMG_1678

Lamb – NEW

  • 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
  • Mozarella
  • Kesong puti
  • Butter
  • Carabao cream cheese
  • Low fat Yoghurt – NEW

·       

Many thanks.

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

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Harvest Offering, 12th – 14th December 2013

Hello,

TheVillageGreenShop is fully stocked this weekend, 14th December. You can find our weekly staples of sustainably grown local and seasonal veg and greens, and specialty vegetables, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy including wine, and natural bottled products.  We also have new items such as gluten-free grains, different herb salts, low-fat yoghurt, lamb and other pickled items. Please check them below.

Due to perishable nature of majority of our items and we don’t want to waste food so what’s available are only pre-ordered items each week.The vegs, salad and leafy greens are picked to order for you so we appreciate if you can 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 – NEW
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Kapeng barako – NEW
  • Smoked bangus – NEW
  • Organic bangus sardines
  • Tablea
  • Hot curry sea salt – NEW
  • Garden Herb Salt – NEW
  • Paprika seasalt – NEW
  • Kaffir Lime sea salt – NEW
  • Sage sea salt – NEW

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 – NEW
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Red 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)
  • 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

Poultry

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

Grassfed beef *

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

Pasture-raised Pork

 

  • Pork ground lean
  • 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
  • Ham

 

Lamb – NEW

  • 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
  • Low fat Yoghurt – NEW

·       

Many thanks.

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

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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