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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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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

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  • 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

 


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What is bio-dynamic method in organic farming?

Lettuce farm

The Village Green Shop is committed low carbon food social enterprise that brings you quality food you can trust. We are passionate in bringing you soul-satisfying experience, vibrancy and fullness of flavour and richness in nutrition that is possible only when you put love and care and bio-dynamic farming practices in growing and raising vegetables and livestock.

Majority of our food items are bio-dynamic directly sourced and ethically produced local and seasonal vegetables, salad greens, herbs, and meat including dairy products stringently selected according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, NO FUNGICIDES, NO GMO IN FEEDS, and NO HORMONES AND NO ANTIBIOTICS in food.

Our clients are asking what bio-dynamic food is. We did a bit of research and here’s what we found-

Like organic farming, bio-dynamic farms stress biological methods in regard to humane treatment of animals,food quality and soil health (such as green manures, cover crops and composting). However, bio-dynamics takes it a bit further. In addition to organic biological practices, bio-dynamic practices also incorporate metaphysical aspects of farming. You read that correctly — metaphysical. Farmers who practice a bio-dynamic approach consider the life force of the farm. Think of it this way: Conventional farming is to bio-dynamic farming as conventional medicine is to homeopathic.*

We checked how biodynamic farming started and truly we felt a strong sense of affinity to the principles developed by Dr Rudolf Steiner an Austrian social activist who developed the biodynamic method in farming. This method stresses a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health.**

Inspired by Steiner’s holistic insights , most biodynamic initiatives seek to embody triple bottom line approaches (ecological, social and economic sustainability).  Biodynamic practitioners seek wider engagement with other farms and across various organizations to strengthen delivery of good health and increased well-being such as schools, hospitals, medical and wellness facilities, restaurants, hotels, homes for social therapy and other organizations.**

We think this is what is needed in farming and agriculture at the back of phenomenal challenges such as climate change, food poverty, malnutrition and food waste as societies and governments seek innovative ways to address unrelenting rate in population growth and increased pace in urbanization.

Sources:

*How Biodynamic Agriculture Works by Maria Trimarchi

**https://www.biodynamics.com/biodynamics.html

 


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New Products for the Week!

Try the fullness of flavour of our 72-hour stock! This is the best  and healthy substitute for Knorr cubes!

Available at 500 grams for intro price of P350.00!

Our butifarra sausages are nitrate free longanisa with a kick of mint flavour and a combination of herbs. All our meats and veg are biodynamic*

New Products for the Week

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0927 675 5199 /villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

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*is an organic farming method that stresses the biological methods in regard to humane treatment of animals,food quality and soil health (such as green manures, cover crops and composting). However, biodynamics takes it a bit further. In addition to organic biological practices, biodynamic practices also incorporate metaphysical aspects of farming. You read that correctly — metaphysical. Farmers who practice a biodynamic approach consider the life force of the farm. Think of it this way: Conventional farming is to biodynamic farming as conventional medicine is to homeopathic. Source: How Biodynamic Agriculture Works by Maria Trimarchi