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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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Can you afford not to eat organic food?

These red juicy tomatoes make my day!

These red juicy tomatoes make our day!

It is a common perception that organic food is out of budget even for a small family. Hence we at TheVillageGreenShop designed our business model as subscription, collaborative consumption (group-buy), and pre-ordered to ensure that we account for our customers’ needs and projected growth at the growing season, and reduce any wastage and inventory.  We devise schemes (susbcription or cornucopia) just so any average family can take advantage of the nutritional benefit of eating healthy farm fresh produce weekly.

So when we ask friends around why they can’t abandon denatured food and where do they get their weekly supply of veg, salad greens, dairy and meat produce and tell us that they get it from wet market or supermarkets or corner stores we inform them about the benefits and advantages of buying their food locally and knowing where their food comes from, who produce it  and how it was produced including knowing the derivation of ingredients.  Access to information makes the difference on how we make decisions about our food choices which has consequent impact to our health and the health of our family.

Over the long weekend we stalked supermarket aisles to check how our organic produce compares with big supermarkets.  We were surprised about what we have found: 

  • Salad greens like arugula, romaine, lollorosa, frilise, mizuna, green ice, ice berg which looks like a week old on the
    So fresh and crisp!

    So fresh and crisp!

    chiller but nonetheless has a price tag that is 100% to 200% higher in supermarkets than our farm fresh varieties.

  • Our organic green leafy veg such as chinese kangkong, native pechay, spinach, camote greens, saluyot, alugbati, moringa, squash leaves, fern, mustard greens, etc are so dirt cheap at P75 and P120 per kilogram depending on the season which is about the same price as the supermarket’s conventionally grown veg while their organic counterparts sell between P 250 and P 350.00 per kilo!
  • Squash, eggplant, ampalaya, okra, tomatoes are about 80% and 100% higher.

We are not surprised why supermarkets sell their organic produce higher than ours:  unsold bags of items including wastage and spoilage are hidden cost and pass on to consumers,  convenient air conditioned supermarket facility  not to mention transport are added on to the retail price!

Eating whole foods and subscribing to healthy lifetyle is just like buying an insurance or investing in capital assets. Not many people might want to shift to healthy foods straight away because denatured or not organic food fills stomach just the same or the reliability of investment in good health is not percievable today. It so hard to see the  health dividends especially if the impact is achieved slowly overtime.  However consumers may not realise that eating processed food, MSG enriched, sweet and transfatty food and other pesticide sprayed and hormone and antibiotic injected food can harm our health overtime too.  It is much harder to put your money on doctors, medicines and check in hospitals one day.

 


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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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TheVillageGreenShop is more than just a food enterprise!

TVGS Social MapThe VillageGreenShop is both a food social enterprise and a campaign platform against zero pesticides, fungicides, GMO in feeds, hormones and antibiotics in food. We only bring  to your table food  you can trust! We are passionate advocate for low carbon/low impact lifestyle.Foodyoucantrust

We are more than just a food company.  We care about people and our environment.  Our superior quality products are carefully selected to make a difference to your health, lifestyle and our environment.

As a small start-up food company we have big goals.

The VillageGreenShop aims to reduce food miles by sourcing directly and locally and encouraging consumers to eat local and seasonal, buy collaboratively, and we enable you to make the right and ethical choices in consumption.

We champion grow your own veg and herbs. We aim to bring farming in every home and space in the city and regenerate derelict, unused and abandoned pockets of property and transform them into green spaces or community allotment urban farms. It opens the city for more innovation and keeps our community safer.

TheVillageGreenShop champions community development by providing access to skills and training to youths not in education and employment on urban farming. We can make a difference in the lives of people who would otherwise get trap into deeper cycles of crime and poverty.  So this is an inclusive means to an end in creating safer communities.

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