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A visit to the farm

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Mountain rice

Middle of this week we went to visit a partner-farm of TheVillageGreenShop in Tarlac and as soon as we set foot in the brown ploughed soil we were welcomed by wonderful breeze of fresh crisp air and awesome sight  of greenery around . We don’t want to leave.  As I look into the horizon I remember a John Muir’s quote which I ran across a brilliant nature blog – Earth Station (http://earthstonestation.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/old-mountain-friends/#comment-2909) that says

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
― John Muir

Absolutely true.

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Row of calamansi trees grow alongside a barrier

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Real food grown on living soil

When I was much younger I remember going to my father’s farm in the countryside. It’s so calming and relaxing.  For that reason, I realise why while I was living in 2 of the big cities in Europe where a good part of my adult life was spent, had to escape to museums and galleries. Not that impressionist works provide a semblance of sunrise from a Degas work or Monet’s hay stock of sunset and Pissarro’s Harvest but such wonderful works provide respite and inspiration.

And nothing is much truer than living soil underneath my feet as I walked into rows of calamansi trees,  moringa trees, banana trees and papaya trees, white corn, and stooping down to marvel at seedlings of different varieties of lettuces and green leafy veg such as kale, spinach, mustard greens etc.

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Assortment of green leafy veg

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Grass clippings as a mulch for plants. Why? conserves moisture, prevent weed growth, cool the soil and add organic material to the soil.

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This greenhouse is readied to produce arugula, romaine, green ice, mizuna, lollorosa and other green leafy veg such as kale, spinach, pakchoi, etc.

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This 3 feet red lady papaya is not just a beauty but produces bounty aplenty of folic acid, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E

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Rosie, our hardworking assistant getting shaded by calamansi trees.

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Seed trays of arugula, romaine, mizuna, lollorosa

This is the organic farm that feeds a growing community of subscribers of TheVillageGreenShop in Metro Manila. At the time of our visit the entire staff including the farmers are doing mid-year assessment and planning  for the next year. They are looking at how can they build resilient structure in the farm and ensure the lettuces and veg withstand extreme temperature and stay happy and keep those insects at bay, create diversity in food choices, ensure affordability and accessibility of organic produce…and bring organic produce on the table in every household. One community at a time.

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Roger is happy picking calamansi.

More than any kind of farm input it is the human element that matters most like commitment, passion and dedication for good healthy real living food and respect for nature that enables our farmers and the entire team of TheVillageGreenShop produce fresh veg, fruits and greens week after week.

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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (8th August) and Saturday (10th August)

Please check out our harvest offerings on Thursday (8th August) and Saturday (10th August) which you can pre-order starting today until Wednesday, cut off is 11:00 am for veg and meat products. 

This week we have limited meat items as some of our partner-farmers are on holiday on the 9th August in celebration of EIDUL FITR.  Our usual meat offerings will resume on Saturday.

Just to let you know that we are offering subscription of organic produce on a rolling basis.  If you’ve been buying tomatoes, rice, dairy, pakbet mix, white chicken and other veg  on a weekly basis, you can subscrie to a food basket which you can customise ahead of time. In return we will take 5% off from the price of your items.

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

Cornucopia Scheme

If subscription to a weekly food basket is not right for you we offer Cornucopia Scheme where you sign up to a food basket worth between P250.00 and P2,000.00 or more based on what’s on offer every harvest (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) which you can specify to be all veg, fruits or salad greens or combination of various items including rice, dairy, variety of meats and bottled items. If you would like to know more please contact 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
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)*

Bottled Items

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

Salad Greens*

  • 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

Meat products

  • Grass-fed beef kenchi
  • Grass-fed beef ground lean
  • Grass –fed beef tenderloin
  • Grass-fed beef rib eye
  • Pastured porkchop
  • Canadian bacon

Dairy Products

  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour  750 ml *
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour 1 litre *
  • Probiotic drink
  • Goat cheese or Chèvre *
  • Kesong puti
  • 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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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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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
  • Oyster mushroomimg
  • 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
  • Mozarellaimg271

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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At the Farm Stand on Thursday (18th July) and Saturday (20th July)

We are expecting the following produce on Thursday (18th July) and Saturday (20th July) which you can pre-order starting today until Wednesday 11:00 cut-off for vegetables and until Friday 12:00 nn cut-off for meat.

There are 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, 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 Items

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, orange, chili, and lemon flavour
  • Oyster mushroomimg290
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Sayote
  • Onion leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter
  • French beans
  • Cherry tomatoes

Weekly Staples

  • Bangus sardines
  • Brown eggsimg876
  • Herb Salt
  • Musc0vado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey

Salad Greens

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

Herbsimg294

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

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix

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

Green & Leafy Vegimg273

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

Other Vegs

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng sagingimg858
  • Saba
  • Patola

Fruits

  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultry

  • White chicken
  • Native chicken

Other Meat products

  • Skinless Porksteak
  • Pork sinigang
  • Pork ground lean
  • Beef ShankNative Chicken
  • Beef brisket
  • Canadian bacon
  • Spanish chorizo

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

Other items this week!img249

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


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Harvest Offerings on Monday – 15th July 2013

Here’s what you can find on Monday (15th July) which you can pre-order until Saturday (13th July), cut off 11:00 am. As usual there are surprises of new items which we will email/sms you when we get confirmation of harvest. Meanwhile if you would like to stock up through the week until the next delivery day (Thursday). Please SMS 0927 675 5199 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  Many thanks. Cheers.

New Items

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, organge, chili, and lemon flavour
  • Oyster mushroom
  • Carrotsimg939
  • Cabbage
  • Sayote
  • Onion leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter

Weekly Staples

  • Bangus sardines
  • Brown eggsimg875
  • Herb Salt
  • Musc0vado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey

Salad Greens

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

Herbs

  • Gingerimg297
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • Sweet Basil
  • White onion

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix*

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)img775
  • Tomatoes

Green & Leafy Veg*

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

Other Vegsimg769

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

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultry

  • White chickenimg970
  • Native chicken

Pastured Pork

  • Pork Pata
  • Pork Adobo Cut
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pork Sinigang Cut
  • Pork Ground Lean

Grass-fed Beef

  • Bulalo bones
  • Tenderloin
  • Ground lean
  • Beef Ken chi (shin)Native Chicken
  • Beef shank
  • Beef sukiyaki sirloin
  • Beef Rib Eye
  • Beef brisket
  • Beef Ribs
  • Beef Breakfast Steak
  • Ox Tongue

All Natural Smoked Meats & Sausages

  • Beef Jerky
  • Smoked Beef Bacon
  • Beef Fresh Salted Tapa
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Pork Ham
  • Pork Fresh Tocino
  • Longganisa
  • Garlic Sausage

Dairy Productsimg249

  • 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

Other items this week!

  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in a lovely spice called turmeric)
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)


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Harvest Offerings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 11th to 13th July 2013

Here’s what you can find on Thursday, Friday and Saturday which you can pre-order on or before Wednesday, cut off 11:00 am. We will add more produce as we get closer to market days. Please SMS 0927 675 5199 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  Many thanks.

New Items

 

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, organge, chili, and lemon flavour
  • Oyster mushroomHeirloom rice
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Sayote
  • Onion leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter

Weekly Staples

  • Bangus black rice & avocadosardines
  • Brown eggs
  • Herb Salt
  • Musc0vado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey

Salad Greens

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

Herbs

  • Gingerimg770
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • Sweet Basil
  • White onion

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix*

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

Green & Leafy Veg*

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

Other Vegsimg799

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

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultry

  • White chicken
  • Native chickenNative Chicken

Pastured Pork

  • Pork Pata
  • Pork Adobo Cut
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pork Sinigang Cut
  • Pork Ground Lean

Grass-fed Beef

  • Bulalo bones
  • Tenderloin
  • Ground lean
  • Beef Ken chi (shin)
  • Beef shank
  • Beef sukiyaki sirloinimg816
  • Beef Rib Eye
  • Beef brisket
  • Beef Ribs
  • Beef Breakfast Steak
  • Ox Tongue

All Natural Smoked Meats & Sausages

  • Beef Jerky
  • Smoked Beef Bacon
  • Beef Fresh Salted Tapa
  • Canadian Bacon
  • img249Pork Ham
  • Pork Fresh Tocino
  • Longganisa
  • Garlic Sausage

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

Other items this week!

  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in a lovely spice called turmeric)
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Peking Duck