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Going Back To Our Roots

Root drink

 

Hello,

How time flies! We are on the last quarter of the month! Just as we are counting how much time have we got to prepare for the Christmas Holidays, we realized that we are down to 3 weeks this October!

What else? Bad weather-sunshine in the morning and heavy rain int he afternoon, typhoon and flooding! Not to mention traffic, pollution, getting stranded plus fatigue from work that can take its toll physically and threaten our immunity and make us vulnerable to cold and flu.

Going back to our roots
We contracted cold ourselves but since we’ve loaded enough of this powerful hot root drink made of fresh organic ginger, turmeric, cinnamon bark, and a dollop of raw wild honey, the cold couldn’t “take root” on our body and was gone in no time at all.

Another drink that helps strengthen immunity and ward off infection is probiotic drink, a fermented milk from pasture raised or grass fed cow. A cup a day (about 325 ml) in the morning on empty stomach keeps cold at bay.

Harvest Offerings
Please check out our harvest offerings for this week, 7th – 15th October which you can pre-order starting today until the 14th October, cut off is 12nn.

We are also offering subscription for October through December harvest.

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 (if we didn’t hear from you, we roll it going forward) or at the beginning of the growing season.

In return for your subscription fee, subscribers receive an assortment of organic produce at subscriber’s price.

If you would like to know more about what it is to subscribe, why and how, please call us at 0927 675 5199 or at
villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sustainably yours,

TheVillageGreenShop Team

 

This week’s bounty:

Rice
Red rice

Mountain Rice

Eggs
Brown
Golden salted eggs (soaked in turmeric spice)

Bottled and other natural items
Peanut butter
Wild honey
Muscovado sugar
Tablea
Organic bangus sardines

Salad Greens (Depends on what’s available)*
Arugula
Green Romaine
Red Romaine
Mizuna

Herbs
Ginger
Mint
Turmeric
Lemongrass
Sweet Basil
Red onion
Parsley

Pakbet Mix
Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
Eggplant
Lady finger (okra)
Squash (calabasa)
String beans (sitaw)

Green & Leafy Veg
Kale
Chinese Kangkong
Jute Vine (Alugbati)
Spinach
Mustasa
Chinese pechay
Native pechay
Talinum

Other Vegs and Root Crops*
Salad Pea
Celery
Cauliflower
Cherry tomato
Carrots
Camote orange
Sayote
Broccoli
French Beans
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Yacon
Tender Beans
Cucumber
Pakchoi
Cabbage
Celery
Gabi
Labanos
Mongo
Patola
Saba
Mongo
Tomatoes


Fruits
Calamansi
Blue berries

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
Herb sausage
Sweet tapa
Tocino
Canadian bacon
Burger patty
Pork Bacon

Lamb
lamb kebab cubes
Lamb shoulder chop
Lamb chop

Dairy Products
Fresh cow’s milk
Carabao Milk
Probiotic drink
Mozarella
Kesong puti
Butter
 

Contact us at

0927 675 5199
villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

PRE-ORDER & PICK UP SCHEDULE:

Vegetables and Salad Greens
Please pre-order by Tuesday 12:00 nn to ensure pick up by Wednesday after 3 pm.

Meat Products

Please pre-order by Thursday 12:00 nn to ensure pick up by Saturday after 3 pm.

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“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Carrots, cabbage, Chokanan mangoes, potatoes

Carrots, cabbage, Chokanan mangoes, potatoes

Green tower romaine lettuce

Green tower romaine lettuce

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Green Romaine

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Baby Carrots

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Arugula

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Padron Peppers

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Sugar beets

Gabi

Gabi

 

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Sweet Papaya

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Alugbati (Jute Vine)

Puso ng saging

Puso ng saging

 

Pechay

Pechay

 

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Cucumber

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Avocado

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Saba

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String beans

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Lady finger pepper

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Lemon grass

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Sayote greens

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Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

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Eggplant

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Squash

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Green Ice Lettuce

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Kale

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Calamansi

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Okra

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Tomatoes


Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
― Michael Pollan,
 In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

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Christmas 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Dear friends,

Christmas is here in earnest! In the midst of shopping and parties and other holiday rush, we would like to just take a moment of reflection of what Christmas truly means and look back that in spite of Super typhoon Yolanda, flash flood, monsoon rain and (#) Philippine politics….we are grateful for the many blessings – we are able to share the bounty of the soil by bringing to your table abundant farm fresh living foods that nourish us and our community of subscribers – this is made possible for us by our Tarlac and Quezon farmers. Buying foods from them made life a bit easier for their families; big thanks to our clients and subscribers who signpost us to their family and friends and appreciate real healthy food, and bear with our imperfections – we learnt so much from you and aim to continue even more to bring truth and integrity in our business which we truly feel justifies the use of our time and talents in the pursuit of giving people access to real and healthy food; and to our partners and enablers who gave us platforms so that we are able to reach more and wider communities, and above all big opportunities to take our mission to the next level in 2014.

As the new year looms big in the horizon we endeavour to meet each day with inspiration and enthusiasm to educate more individuals and communities about the ethical and social implications of our choices and decisions in food, and mainstream our low impact ethos (pre-order, buying together and subscription) and ensure that we reduce food miles by bringing to your table local and seasonal produce only and develop relationship with our farmers – this makes me feel privileged to share that we know where our food comes from and how these were produced.

Inspiration and Hope

Also we are inspired by many individuals and organisations who work more often un-recognised and unrewarded solely driven by conviction, principles and passion that healthy food should be affordable and accessible to all. At the back of Super typhoon Yolanda we wonder how might we make this right be made real to them, and how can we influence communities to be more aware about the onslaught of fast food and artificial food that continue to threaten our health and the health of our planet (pesticides, fungicides, GMO, hormones, antibiotics, artifical sweetener, flavour enhancer, additives, extenders, preservatives, food colouring, etc). In this context we thought more than ever why this makes our work even more important.

In the meantime, for what’s left of 2013, we would like to celebrate with loved ones about the true joys of the Season. We’ll surely keep you posted for great things to come in 2014.

A Blessed Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Carmela Zabala & TheVillageGreenShop Team

 

– “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. “-

Michael Pollan

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Many thanks for coming!

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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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Meatless Monday

romaineMeatless Monday is a great low impact campaign to care for the environment and to kick off a plant based nutrition.   Since it was launched 10 years ago in the US,  a poll conducted said 39 percent said they eat less meat than they did three years ago.

Why Monday? “Because several studies have demonstrated that people are more likely to try to quit smoking, begin a diet or exercise regimen, schedule doctors’ appointments or adopt other healthy behaviors on Monday than any other day.”

Monday being a market day at TheVillageGreenShop, we thought of creative ways to celebrate a plant powered day!

  • Juicing – 80% veggies + 20% fruits (throw in some spice like ginger, basil, cilantro or lemon grass perhaps)
  • We would like to reduce food waste so we are also issuing green deal coupons for any abundant leafy green and veg produce for the week to ensure that they make it to  table.  If you are a restaurant, community of households or simply cooking a big pot for a special occasion check this out!
  • Legumes and tofu are great source of protein and perfect for any type of veg.

Cheers.


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Why organic farming is important

Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer so it meet your needs.

Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer to meet your needs.

TheVillageGreenShop’s mission is to reduce toxicity in food, unsustainable consumption and food waste and we do this through organic farming method, and a business model that allow us to plan production based on demand, pick to order produce and buy together.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

What is organic farming?

The produce at TheVillagegGreenShop uses natural farming method where crops are grown without any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals. It uses animal manure and plant based pesticides like pepper spray and other herbs to keep insects at bay and maintain the health and productivity of the soil.

Different varieties of green leafy veg

Different varieties of green leafy veg

Why is organic farming important?

Evidence shows that the use of fungicides, pesticides and other chemicals are extremely dangerous to our health and the health of our planet as the use of these chemicals release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and penetrate the soil and water system.

Organic farming is sustainable agriculture because it restores or builds the soil’s eco system, respects the natural environment and ensure the livelihood for farm families.