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Starting your week right!

Drink probiotic on empty stomach before eating breakfast

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or a cup of pure calamansi juice.

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You will never go wrong with a slice or 2 of sweet red lady papaya.

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Or a glass of avocado smoothie!

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Salad greens

Salad garden

 

With arugula

 

luscious arugula

 

Romaine

romaine

 

Mizuna

 

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romaine (2)

 

And antioxidant greens through the week

 

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camote red side view

 

bunch of alugbati

 

 

Available every Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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

 

Cheers!

 

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What’s cooking this weekend? 13-14 July 2013

Hello,
 
img274A week of glorious sunshine has done a lot of good to our veg especially the root ones, fruits and other non-leafy veg. No wonder our tomatoes are red, juicy and flawless these days which looks gorgeous on salad and taste rather sweet which is perfect accompaniment to kesong puti and sweet basil salad. Avocado is back again at the farm stand! Everyone is asking for this fruit including papaya the past week.  There are great reasons why we should eat plenty of avocados. It is a super antioxidant food that is loaded of Vitamin E and anti-aging properties that helps skin produce collagen (smoothens face and prevents wrinkles).  The healthy fat in avocados protects your heart and fights off high cholesterol.
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How do we eat them?
Aside from the famous creamy dessert most Filipinos love to eat we would like to share our version – fruit salad – we toss all seasonal fruits together such as mango, banana and buko shreds and carabao’s milk. Sweeten with honey and sprinkle with cashew nuts. Mangos add zing and tangy layer to the creamy texture! So good!
We also make our own ice cream by blending avocados together with carabao’s milk and coco sugar and toss in roughly chopped mint and cashew nuts. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or longer.
We also mash avocados for guacamole! Also avocados are great accompaniment to mix lettuce greens and shrimp salad with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of herb salt. We also layer avocados in sandwiches. And who has not heard of avocado pesto pasta? Quite easy, tasty, and very healthy too! Combine basil, nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour on freshly cooked linguine. ¡Que rico!
We are delighted about our spinach these days.  The harvest so far is the small delicate variety which is excellent for omelette, quiche, frittata, garlic sautéed dish or simply for juicing.
img294Focus veg/salad green this week:  Mizuna and Oyster mushroom. These are new additions to our expanding list of produce.
Mizuna has a savoury flavour.  Their long stem reminds me of arugula.  How do we eat mizuna?  We toss them on to salad greens, or add the leaves as topping to stir-fry veg, pizza, pasta dishes, and soups or blend into pesto or as a surprise layer to sandwiches.  I also chopped the leaves roughly and sprinkle on to garlic or bacon marble potato dish.
Mushrooms have delicate flavour.  We add them to pasta, beef stroganoff, stir fry veg, omelette, noodles, and other Asian dishes.
Hot products at TheVillageGreenShop:  Each week we fill our subscriber’s weekly basket of the following popular items:  Probiotic, carabao’s milk, pakbet mix, assortment of green & leafy veg, red and white onions, avocados, papayas, salad greens and tomatoes and calamansi, brown eggs, brown rice, saba and wild honey. For meat – Beef tenderloin, Beef kenchi, ground beef lean, pork steak, skinless pork chop, Canadian bacon, longganisa, garlic sausage and hibiscus vinaigrette.img273
Out of season most desirable product: Kale. Is a powerhouse of vitamins A, C and E including manganese, iron, calcium and potassium and prevents cancer.
Something to look forward to: CSA or simply Community Supported Agriculture that TheVillageGreenShop is developing. This is a great scheme to offer Metro Manila residents direct access to local and seasonal farm fresh produce grown by regional farmers within the 20 mile radius.  Basically you buy a share of veg and our network of farmers will deliver your share to our food drop in your neighbourhood. Shares can include 7-10 types of veg  for a family of 4 -5 or you can buy half a share for smaller families or if you love eating out. More on this….
Questions, comments, suggestions:  We love to hear your thoughts contact us – 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com
Many thanks.
Happy weekend!


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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
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  • 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

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  • 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

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

Other Vegs

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
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  • 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

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  • 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)