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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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What is bio-dynamic method in organic farming?

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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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Can we suggest the following produce in your food basket this coming week?

We are excited to bring you our organic food list which contains an assortment of veggies, herbs, fresh cow’s milk (pasteurised), free range chicken and our brown, black and dalmatian rice.

Have you tried cooking chicken tinola or chicken hainanese using our free range chicken? You’ll never get short-change of the guaranteed freshness and a soul-satisfying flavour!  And there’s nothing more satisfying than sharing a meal with family and friends knowing that your produce is free of pesticides,  fungicides,  antibiotics,  GMO in feeds and hormones and  antibiotics.

This Weeks produce 3-9Mar2013

Do you fancy eating beef this week? You may browse through our list of meat products in our product range page.  We have over 200 items to choose from our range of organic produce!

The VillageGreenShop is a low carbon food distribution of organic produce. What is the difference between buying from us vs. traditional supermarket food shopping?

Did you know that if you buy produce in a supermarket you’ll find that transportation is most of the cost? We would like to make it low impact by enabling consumers to buy local and together (collaboratively), eating healthy and seasonal products.

Why do we encourage consumers to buy local together? Simply because an individual doesn’t make as much savings or impact if you group-buy as a community. As we are low carbon food distribution system we can reduce carbon emission together if by the same amount of fuel in transporting these items we deliver to as many people in one location each time! The savings we don’t keep but is passed on to you as discount according to volume/frequency of orders each community makes!

Also, TheVillageGreenShop would like to challenge deeply entrenched habits to rethink our food shopping and eating choices and habits.

All our produce are all organic sourced ethically – we pay a moral price from women farmers, youth-farmers not in education and employment but trained in farming, smallholder farmers, farmers coop and community supported farms  so they can invest in education, health, livelihood, and improve their prospects for the future.

Why we exist? We are both a food social enterprise and a campaign platform. We are committed and passionate food social enterprise that supports rural development and organic farming. Please read What we tackle at https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/what-we-tackle/

We will bring you a much extensive list of food items as we go along so we will keep you updated each week!  Items to watch out for are – coffee, stevia sugar, smoked milkfish (bangus), anchovies, chutneys, jams and preserves.

We are also expanding our items to include health products. In our launch pad is Mint VaporRub! So watch out for this!

If I whet your appetite to shift to real and living foods, and our social ethos appeal to you, simply contact us at the details below to TRY FIRST or LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE on a WEEKLY BASIS. If we don’t have what you like, will you please us know? Cheers!

Order at 

0926 739 4997 / 0927 675 5199 /villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

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