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Harvest Offerings on Thursday (31st October)

Please check out our harvest offerings on Thursday (31st October) 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. 

Subscription Scheme

We do accept subscription gifts for your friends and family with our Cornucopia Scheme. This is a free choice scheme where you determine the price and the items you want from the outset in your weekly sustainable basket and we will fill it out with your preferences e.g. all greens and veg or an assortment of veg and meat, plus probiotic, or rice or other items. The choice is yours.

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 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.

Food Drops

We also have food drops in various areas so please check with us. And if you would like to become a food drop in your location let us know. You may contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

Many thanks. Cheers.

*Available everyday 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

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
  • 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
  • White onion
  • Coriander

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
  • Talinun

Other Vegs and root crops

  • Baby carrots
  • Baguio beans
  • Cabbage
  • Camote
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • French beans
  • Gabi
  • Green papaya
  • Labanos
  • Mongo
  • Onion leeks
  • Oyster mushroom
  • Patola
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Regular carrots
  • Saba
  • Sugar beets
  • White corn
  • Yakon

Fruits

  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging Vulcan
  • Guabano
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Dayap

Poultry

 

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

 

Grassfed/Pastured Meat products*

  • Beef ground lean
  • Beef ribeye
  • Beef kenchi
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Beef sukiyaki
  • ox tail
  • ox feet
  • ox tongue
  • Pork belly
  • Pork steak
  • Pork ground lean
  • Porkchop
  • Longganisa
  • Garlic sausage
  • Sweet tapa
  • Tocino
  • Canadian bacon
  • Ham
  • Native chicken
  • White chicken

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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What’s on offer in the mercadillo de comida?

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We are going to kick start the  “-ber” months merrily by showcasing in the mercadillo what we’ve found from our recent sourcing trip.

Join us as we celebrate abundance of local greens and native veg (yes in spite of flooding and rain), and the best produce from each region in the country!  Have you ever heard of Kalinga Unoy rice? A native told me that unoy means good for you.  Literally it is! This is a special rice variety that was elevated in the Ark of Taste.*  Grows in Kalinga  and harvested once a year!  Excited to bring this to you!   Have you tried Bignay local wine and honey wine? We’ve got this as well and a range of roasted beans: black, green, white and crushed beans of assorted colours… and many more. Really interesting finds!

Please book this in your calendar!

15th of September 2013

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lexington Garden Village, San Joaquin Pasig City

RSVP is encouraged for hassle free entry. Thanks!

Direction: https://maps.google.com.ph/maps?expflags=enable_star_based_justifications:true&ie=UTF8&cid=5592907529593508151&q=Lexington+Garden+Village+Homeowners+Association,+Incorporated&iwloc=A&gl=PH&hl=en

  • From Makati Ayala head towards BGC,  take Buting/Pateros and drive straight until you reach Mc Donalds. Lexington is 200 meters ahead.
  • If you’re coming from Buendia take JP Rizal and turn left at the intersection.
  • From Quezon City, take C5 and drive through Bagong Ilog. Turn left at the intersection.
  • Lost? Contact us at 0927 675 5199

What can you expect in the mercadillo on the 15th September?

  • TheVillageGreenShop market stand will be fully stocked with our sustainably grown and organically managed salad greens, native and specialty vegetables, fruits, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy including wine, honey, natural bottled items and great new stuff.  True to our social ethos of zero food waste and zero inventory we are sending out a complete list of produce on offer on the 1st of September so you can pre-order for pick up on the 15th September. We will allow extra kilos for others to try. Due to the perishable nature of our items – first come, first serve only. Please check out the list from time to time at https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/join-us-at-the-food-market-day-for-farm-fresh-organic-produce-tacos-salsa-and-more/
  • We are going to showcase sample healthy sustainable gift bags for Christmas, corporate and various occasions. It’s is a thoughtful and memorable gift you can give.
  • 15th September is also a meet-and-greet day with our subscribers, supporters and friends and a subscription sign-up day for our new ones! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • We are going to fund raise by pulling out the best item we’ve found from our sourcing trip! We are making champorado made from the best variety rice, kalinga Unoy chocolate rice. No chocolate added, just a bit of muscovado and carabao’s milk. How did that happen? Check it out. Satisfaction guaranteed. 100% of the proceeds are to be donated in the construction of San Guillermo Church.
  • TheVillageGreenShop supports local community livelihood projects and social enterprises. In doing so we are hoping to contribute to safety and liveability of our community. We are excited to show their works during the market day like the fabulous bead bags created by women prisoners in Muntinlupa.  We’ll show a photo of those soon! And also lovely quality made throw pillows and curtains, seat covers made by people who are so keen to put their feet on the ladder out of poverty. This social enterprise does home service and specializes in custom-made bed linens, throw pillows, etc. Wouldn’t it be great to buy from them? Check the quality out on the 15th September.  For Christmas home makeover, early booking is advised.
  •  Sunday is family and church day and often a day off day of our lovely angels at home. After the church just follow the aroma because we are giving away free coffee and tea sandwiches after the mass!
  • We are offering Mexican food – check out the cantina favourites of tacos, burritos and tortillas using our local and organic produce from the farm.  We’ll send out the details soon.  RSVP and pre-order encouraged.

So please join us for tea, coffee and salsa and lounge by the clubhouse or poolside.

For questions and enquiries, contact us at

0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Many thanks.

Cheers,

  • TheVillageGreenShop Team
  • 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

*The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet: an extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheeses, breads, sweets and cured meats…

The Ark was created to point out the existence of these products, draw attention to the risk of their extinction within a few generations, invite everyone to take action to help protect them. In some cases this might be by buying and consuming them, in some by telling their story and supporting their producers, and in others, such as the case of endangered wild species, this might mean eating less or none of them in order to preserve them and favor their reproduction.

http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/ark


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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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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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Buying local and eating seasonal

Did you know that if you buy produce in a supermarket you’ll find that transportation is most of the cost? Make it low impact by group-buying locally, eating seasonal, and supporting ethical shops that enables you to make the right choices.

The VillageGreenShop helps you to do just that as we transform one community at a time while we bring you local, seasonal, organic and ethically produced food to your table.  We have over 200 ethically sourced local and organic products which you can check at our product range page

 

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

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

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Why Kefir is good for you

The VillageGreenShop sells Kefir made from grass fed fermented raw milk.

I’ve researched a bit and here’s what I’ve found why Kefir is excellent for you.

img830Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem. More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins.

  • Kefir is used to restore the inner eco-system after antibiotic therapy.
  • Kefir can be made into a delicious smoothie that kids love.
  • Kefir is excellent nourishment for pregnant and nursing women, the elderly, and those with compromised immunity.

What if you’re lactose intolerant, and don’t do dairy? Or don’t digest milk products well? Is kefir right for you?
The beneficial yeast and friendly bacteria in the kefir culture consume most of the lactose (or milk sugar). So it is safe to drink!  It is even superior if you drink kefir on an empty stomach first thing in the morning before (or for) breakfast and you’ll be delighted to find it can be easily digested — as numerous people who have been lactose intolerant for years have discovered.

Check more here http://www.kefir.net
Also find out more at http://www.livestrong.com/article/449940-what-are-the-benefits-of-kefir/

Order  at

0927 675 5199 / villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

Thank you for buying local, organic and ethically produced food from

The VillageGreenShop, your local food social enterprise.

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Welcome to The VillageGreenShop!

The Village Green Shop is a sustainable food social enterprise that champions local and organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs including stringently selected grass-fed and free-range meat, cheese and dairy products sourced directly from indigenous community supported farms and farmers co-op.

We, at The Village Green Shop, sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, NO FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE & ANTIBIOTICS.

If you would like to know more about our products or our campaign, please get in touch with us at 0926 739 4997 / 0906 245 7190 / villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Thank you for buying local, organic and ethically produced from

The VillageGreenShop, your sustainable food social enterprise.

Stay Connected:

Twitter: @Foodyoucantrust

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thevillagegreenshop

Blog https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com