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The first batch of lovely vegs and greens are here!

Freshly harvested greens made their way to TheVillageGreenShop just in time when we were preparing lunch. We had a good sampling of  spinach which we sauteed with garlic in olive oil, and made a salad of romaine (green tower variety so crisp!) with vine-ripened tomatoes, white onions and avocado and we drizzle them with our lovely salad dressing of Bragg cider vinegar, extra virgin olive, herb salt, pepper and crushed garlic. So fresh! Simply a delight!

We are grateful that in our own small way we are able to make a difference by giving families and communities in Metro Manila easy and affordable access to freshly harvested organic  local and seasonal food that  contains zero pesticides, zero fungicides, zero GMO, zero hormones and zero antibiotics.  It cannot get better than this!

If you placed your order of leafy greens (spinach, mustard greens, Chinese kangkong, native peachay, saluyot), lettuce greens (green tower variety, Mizuna)  pakbet mix (eggplant, okra, ampalaya, string beans, squash, saluyot and tomatoes), mongo,  avocado, Chokakan mangoes, brown mountain rice, organic bangus sardines, brown eggs, succulent red tomatoes, carrots, wild honey, potatoes etc.  They are ready for pick up anytime preferably when the sun is down and will make its way in your neighbourhood anytime this afternoon.

Cheers!

If you missed our order cut off  we have the following extra items first come, first serve.  Let us know at 0927 675 5199

Red lady papayas

Red lady papayas.  Can you see the bright red tomatoes aching to get a starring role?

Native tomatoes

Here they are!

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Potatoes

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Carrots. Great for juicing together with arugula and green apple!

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Calamansi. Squeeze them on papayas, ginger tea, grilled fish and seafood dishes or make a juice (our Green Drink)out of it. Excellent natural source of Vit C which you can drink pure on empty stomach in the morning! It’s not acidic unless you add honey or water in it. Pure juice increases alkalinity of your body. How? start by squeezing 4 pieces then add 4 next day, then 4 again following day and so on until you reach 28 pieces and continue everyday with 28.  If you’re female 19 and older you need 75 mg  of RDA, men 90 mg. RDA may differ according to your needs.

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Cabbage

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Chinese kangkong

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Okra

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Spinach

Ampalaya

Ampalaya (Bitter gourd)

Squash

Squash

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Eggplant

Green tower romaine lettuce

Green tower romaine lettuce

Mizuna

Mizuna

Mongo beans

Mongo beans

Chokanan mangoes

Chokanan mangoes

Mustard greens

Mustard greens

Saluyot

Saluyot

Saba

Saba

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Gabi

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Red onions

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White onions

Gabi

Gabi

Ginger

Ginger

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Brown eggs

Brown eggs

Brown Mountain Rice

Brown Mountain Rice

Organic Chicken

Organic Chicken

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.comTY for buying brown background

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Resetting the taste

Two weeks ago we held an interesting taste test of our carabao’s milk to offer families especially children better and healthier option in milk. A number of our subscribers signed up to curiosity.  As we wait excitedly for feedback we gave my 2 nephews a glass each to find out what they think about it. When they gave us a thumbs up we reckon that the purity of the milk is simply what makes it sooo good!

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Strangely parents seem to like it more than the children in the beginning which is great because that means they would be able to direct their children’s taste buds to our offer of real and healthier milk vs supermarket milk that are laden of hormones, antibiotics and sugar that their children got used to.

Kids as young as 4 can be quite discerning and intuitive with new flavours. About a third didn’t like the taste as they are looking for a sweeter version and the rest thought that it’s creamier, richer and purer.

A lot of our subscribers asked if the rich and creamy texture might be too fattening for them but hold on carabao’s milk has 58% more calcium, 40% more protein, 43% less cholesterol and 2x more energy vs regular milk which is full of artificial flavour, chemicals and sugar that makes you obese.

Let us know if you would like to try by contacting  us at 0927 675 5199 / villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

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Dear Friends,

I am sorry if you get disappointed over undelivered orders or (wrong) replacements for your orders.  Our desired outcome is to deliver the produce on the day you expect to eat them.   Please bear with us as we find ways to ensure that we have items that you need and ensure you are happy and delighted about what you buy from us.

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Can I take you through our small operations so you get an understanding of how things work?

  • We do not source our produce from a food conglomerate with sophisticated conveyor belt operations that churn out huge quantities of items for supermarket aisles week after week.  At TheVillageGreenShop, the growing and raising of veg and livestock are not manipulated but rather we leave them to nature to take its course. Compare our items with conventionally grown produce-  our organic brown mountain rice for example is produced and harvested 2x a year only. Free range chickens take about 3 months or more while the broilers in the supermarket can get to your table in 45 days! And cows nowadays won’t see a blade of grass in 6 or 11 months let alone (GMO) corn or soybean feed!  Food corporations inject chemicals to be able to milk gallons and gallons of milk off cows laden with hormones and antibiotics plus added sugar, etc. and sell to you cheap that makes this generation obese! Indeed, time has intrinsic value: MONEY. For that reason I founded TheVillageGreenShop because I want to eat real living foods and share them with you. The soul-satisfying flavour you get from each of the items you buy from us is gift of Mother Nature for respecting the natural growth processes of vegetables, fruits and animals.
  • We design our business model around social ethos such as:
    • Integrity of food as our priority –we only sell produce that contains zero pesticides, zero fungicides, zero GMO/soybeans in feeds, zero hormones and zero antibiotics. We are resolute in the hope that by underpinning our enterprise based on honesty we are able to sustain our operations.
    • We only bring local and seasonal organic produce to your table sourced from real farmers i.e. small holder local family farmers with no direct link to market and their route to get their items to your table is through TheVillageGreenShop.  We support especially women dairy, vegetable and poultry farmers whose family’s sustainability depends on the market we help create for them.
    • We are low carbon social business and advocate for farm to table produce hence we don’t keep inventories.  We don’t want you to buy a product with transport expense as a major cost of the product!   So we bundle them up with other items from the origin of the produce to get to your area, and encourage you to buy collaboratively and subscribe.
    • TheVillageGreenShop ensures that our network of farmers share in the wealth they create by paying them a moral price i.e. we pay cash and we don’t pay cheap or haggle for a bargain instead we add more to it by helping build human capability resources and supporting their training on organic farming, food sustainability and caring for the earth in order for them to continue growing those crisp lettuces, juicy plump tomatoes, and give us those veggie-deliciousness and meat freshness and diversity in our food choices.

Although we have an inventory list of extensive meat cuts, bottle products, assortment of salad greens and veggies but please expect that it may be available or not so we should be open for wider options.

Many thanks for for supporting local and seasonal products!

Cheers to your health,

 

 Carmela Z

0927 675 5199


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So good, it makes you cry!

One of the things that we are proud of is that our food is grown on living soil that not only provides soul-satisfying flavour but most of all offer natural therapeutic and healing remedies. Red onions for example are often valued highly for its flavour . Our weekly harvest offerings include red and white onions  which our subscribers love so much.  Our own research  showed that red onions are packed with quercetin that keeps free radicals at bay.

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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is particularly well suited for scavenging free radicals. Aside from its antioxidant properties, quercetin has been found to possess cancer-fighting, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has shown promising potential for preventing and controlling the formation of intestinal polyps, suppressing the rhinoviruses that are the underlying cause of common cold, treating psoriasis, and inhibiting the replication of viruses including the herpes simplex virus that can cause cold sores. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of  stomach cancer: according to one study, half an onion a day could reduce the risk of stomach cancer by 50%.

Organic red onions are available weekly at TheVillageGreenShop.

You can enquire at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/eating-red-onions.php

 


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Basic Facts About TheVillageGreenShop

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  • All produce in our shop are all organic.
  • Some of our basic food items such as rice, chicken, mix of salad greens, herbs, assorted local veggies, and fresh milk are produced by 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. This food basket is seasonal and we will let you know.
  • All items in the food list are seasonal and local products so some items might not be available at the time of order, and due to heat and rain it affects harvest and price. (Probably you have the same questions as we do – how might we embed resilient systems in agriculture to create sustainability in production and therefore price?)
  • Order and delivery schedules:  You can order anytime but ensure to take note of delivery schedules. We deliver Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and Mondays so please place your order before those days not later than 5 pm.
  • Minimum order is P3, 000.00 for both individual and group-buy hence we encourage people to group buy so we can be flexible about the minimum order.  However there are items that have no min order like our weekly food basket which are sent to you weekly via email.
  • Why do we encourage people to group buy? Simply because an individual doesn’t make as much savings or impact 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!
  • What is the difference between low carbon food distribution system 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 champion #Low-Impact-Lifestyle by bringing you organic and seasonal produce only, encouraging you to buy locally and collaboratively while protecting your health and the health of our planet. TheVillageGreenShop challenges deeply entrenched habits to rethink our food shopping and eating choices and habits.No Campaign in jute sack
  • Why we exist? We are both a food social enterprise and a campaign platform. We are committed, ethical and passionate food social enterprise. Please read What we tackle at https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/what-we-tackle/
  • We will bring you a much extensive list of food items in the near future. In the launch pad are coffee, stevia sugar and syrup, mint vaporub, smoked milkfish (bangus), anchovies, vinegar, chutneys, jams and preserves.

If I whet your appetite to shift to eating real, living and healthy 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 need, will you please us know? Cheers!

 

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Christmas Pre-Order

The VillageGreenShop brings you Pre-Order List to avoid Christmas rush.

Plan ahead by choosing healthy & organically grown produce this Christmas that guarantees soul satisfying taste, whether it be ordering our beef tenderloin, duck or lamb racks accompanied with some organic fresh greens or specialty vegetable.  Simply text or call us at 0926 739 4997 / 0906 245 7190 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

We sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of

NO PESTICIDES, NO FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE & ANTIBIOTICS.

Make eating fresh & organic food a habit as your start your 2013 on a healthy note!

ORGANIC PRODUCE WEIGHT PhP
VEGETABLE
French Beans Per half kilo 175.00
Japanese Cucumber Per half kilo 76.00
Lettuce-Romaine Per half kilo 175.00
Tom Yaw sprout 100 gram/pack 120.00
Zuchinni Per half kilo (available soon) 92.50
Regular Tomato Per half kilo 120.00
Flat leaf Italian parsley Per half kilo 340.00
Curly Parsley Per half kilo 175.00
Thyme Per 100 grams (available soon) 120.00
Okra Per half kilo (available soon) 54.00
Purple Basil Per half kilo 175.00
Spearmint Per 100 grams 48.50
Spring Free-range chicken (Dressed and Chopped) Per kilo (available soon) 472.00
Papaya Per kilo 120.00
Mixed lettuce (ready to eat) Per 250 grams 120.00
Free-range peking ducks Per kilo 505.00
Oyster Mushroom Per 100 grams 48.50
Lettuce-Green Ice Per half kilo 175.00
Lettuce-Red Sail Per half kilo 147.50
Lettuce-Lollo Rosa Per half kilo 175.00
Lettuce – Frillice (New) Per half kilo 175.00
Red Hot Pepper fresh Per half kilo 175.00
Red Hot Pepper dried Per half kilo 340.00
Alfalfa sprout Per 100g pack 120.00
Kaffir Lime Per leaf 17.00
Thai basil Per half kilo 175.00
Dill Per 100 grams 120.00
Sweet Basil Per half kilo 175.00
Ampalaya Per half kilo (available soon) 76.00
Lemon basil Per 100 grams 87.00
Tarragon Per half kilo 560.00
Red Cabbage Per kilo (available soon) 450.00
Free-range chicken (Dressed and Chopped) Per kilo (available soon) 285.00
Rabbit meat Per kilo 450.00
Organic Salted Egg Per pc 17.00
Italian Oregano Per 100 grams 65.00
Rosemary Per 100 grams 120.00
Sage Per 100 grams 120.00
Talbos Green 450 grams 55.00
Talbos Red 451 grams 55.00
Alugbati Red 452 grams 55.00
Alugbati Green 453 grams 55.00
Okra Local 454 grams 55.00
Okra Serrated US 375 grams 55.00
Okra Red US 375 grams 55.00
Malunggay leaves 200 grams 55.00
Saluyot 200 grams 55.00
Sitaw 400 grams 55.00
Baguio Beans 375 grams 55.00
Talong (long) 450 grams 55.00
Talong (round) 450 grams 55.00
Camote local 500 grams 55.00
Onion Leeks 200 grams 55.00
Romaine Lettuce 200 grams 55.00
Amish Lettuce 200 grams 55.00
Curly lettuce 200 grams 55.00
Mustasa 450 grams 55.00
Papaya Green 500 grams 55.00
Papaya Ripe 500 grams 55.00
Basil 50 grams 55.00
Tanglad 250 grams 55.00
Ginger 375 grams 55.00
Upo 500 grams 55.00
Ampalaya 450 grams 55.00
Chinese Kangkong 400 grams 55.00
Arugula 150 grams 55.00
Guyabano Leaves 150 grams 55.00
Guyabano Fruits 500 grams 55.00
Banana (latundan) 700 grams 55.00
White Corn 500 grams 55.00
Indian mango 750 grams 55.00
Patola 500 grams 55.00
Organ meats:
Beef liver Per kilo 330.00
Beef kidney Per kilo 320.00
 Beef heart Per kilo 320.00
Ox tongue Per kilo 570.00
Ox tail Per kilo 475.00
Beef cuts
Tenderloin Per kilo 770.00
Marrow bones Per kilo 275.00
Bulalo Bones Per kilo 220.00
Ox feet Per kilo 240.00
Beef  sinigang cut Per kilo 260.00
Ground Beef Per kilo 325.00
Ground sirloin Per kilo 425.00
Beef Ken chi (shin) Per kilo 330.00
Beef Shank Per kilo 330.00
Beef Sukiyaki Sirloin Per kilo 475.00
Beef Sirloin Whole Per kilo 470.00
Beef ribs Per kilo 265.00
Beef stew cubes (kalitiran) Per kilo 330.00
Beef brisket Per kilo 330.00
Beef Rib Eye Per kilo 565.00
Beef Striploin Steak Per kilo 520.00
Breakfast Steak Per kilo 475.00
Beef Ground Lean Per kilo 330.00
Pastured Pork
Pork chop Per kilo 290.00
Pork steak Per kilo 290.00
Pork ground lean Per kilo 290.00
Pork back ribs Per kilo 290.00
Pork  sinigang  cut Per kilo 200.00
Pork Belly Cut Per kilo 290.00
Pork Pata Per kilo 250.00
Pork Adobo Cut Per kilo 290.00
Pork Liver Per kilo 175.00
Smoked Meats/ Process Food
 Beef Jerky 150 grams sun dried 175.00
Beef Tapa 250 grams. 175.00
Beef Fresh Bacon (new) 250 grams. 175.00
Burger Patties (4 pieces) 250 grams. 175.00
Pork Bacon 250 grams. 175.00
Canadian Bacon 250 grams. 175.00
Pork Ham 250 grams. 175.00
Pork Tocino 250 grams. 175.00
Beef Fresh Salted Tapa 250 grams. 160.00
Beef Pastrami 250 grams. 200.00
Native Chicken Per kilo 340.00
Native Eggs Per pc min of 2 dozen 15.00
Pastured-Raised Duck Per kilo 320.00
Grass-Fed Lamb Meat
Lamb Racks Per kilo 950.00
Lamb Shank Per kilo 365.00
Leg of Lamb Per kilo 625.00
Lamb Shoulder Chop Per kilo 395.00
Lamb Ribs Per kilo 375.00
Lamb Loin Chops Per kilo 725.00
Lamb Kebab Cubes Per kilo 525.00
Micro Greens
Micro Arugula 35g 75.00
Micro Radish 40g 75.00
Micro Mizuna 40g 75.00
Baby Arugula 40g 100.00
Baby Vegetable
Mini crown green frelise Per kilo 240.00
Mini crown green loloroso Per kilo 225.00
Baby Carrots Per kilo 280.00
Baby Tatsoi Per kilo 320.00
Baby Mizuna Per kilo 320.00
Specialty Vegetable
Brocollini Per kilo 280.00
Wild Arugula (rocket) Per kilo 725.00
Cherry Tomato Per kilo 280.00
Kohlrabi Per kilo 280.00
Heirloom Tomatoes Per kilo 280.00
Dairy products
Fresh milk 1 liter 145.00
Kefir 2 liter 160.00
Mozarella Cheese 150 grams 90.00
Raw Cheese 151 grams 90.00
* Price good at the time of printing

Thank you for buying local, organic and ethically produced food from The VillageGreenShop,  your local food social enterprise.

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