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Harvest Offering, 12th – 14th December 2013

Hello,

TheVillageGreenShop is fully stocked this weekend, 14th December. You can find our weekly staples of sustainably grown local and seasonal veg and greens, and specialty vegetables, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, and dairy including wine, and natural bottled products.  We also have new items such as gluten-free grains, different herb salts, low-fat yoghurt, lamb and other pickled items. Please check them below.

Due to perishable nature of majority of our items and we don’t want to waste food so what’s available are only pre-ordered items each week.The vegs, salad and leafy greens are picked to order for you so we appreciate if you can please let us know any time until Wednesday, 11:00 am is cut off?

Cheers!

*Available every market day 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 – NEW
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Kapeng barako – NEW
  • Smoked bangus – NEW
  • Organic bangus sardines
  • Tablea
  • Hot curry sea salt – NEW
  • Garden Herb Salt – NEW
  • Paprika seasalt – NEW
  • Kaffir Lime sea salt – NEW
  • Sage sea salt – NEW

Wine

  • Honey wine
  • Bugnay wine

Salad Greens (Depends on what’s available)*

  • Arugula
  • Mizuna
  • Green ice
  • Mix Salad Greens (combination of 3 or 4 types depending on the season)

Herbs

  • Coriander – NEW
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion

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)
  • Spinach
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum
  • Saluyot

Other Vegs and root crops*

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

Poultry

  • White chicken*
  • Native chicken*

Grassfed beef *

  • Knuckle bone
  • Ox tail
  • Ox tongue
  • Ox feet
  • Tenderloin
  • Sukiyaki
  • Ground lean
  • Ground sirloin
  • Ribeye
  • Stew
  • Kenchi

Pasture-raised Pork

 

  • Pork ground lean
  • 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
  • Ham

 

Lamb – NEW

  • lamb kebab cubes
  • Lamb 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
  • Low fat Yoghurt – NEW

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Many thanks.

Contact us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

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Sources of green leafy veg and meat recipes

So fresh and crisp!

So fresh and crisp!

We love browsing through these sites for cooking inspirations. Please check them out.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_spinach_recipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Fruits-and-Vegetables/Vegetables/Greens/Top.aspx

http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/05/the-mediterranean-secret-to-phenomenal-vegetables.html

http://highheelgourmet.com/index/

 

Mizuna

Mizuna

 

Baby spinach

Baby spinach

 

 


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Subscribing Organic Produce at TheVillageGreenShop

Carrots, cabbage, Chokanan mangoes, potatoes

Carrots, cabbage, Chokanan mangoes, potatoes

What it is to subscribe and why?

Organic consumers become organic subscribers if they buy in advance either in one lump sum or in instalment their food basket 4 weeks or 8 weeks in advance or at the beginning of the growing season.  In return for their subscription fee, subscribers receive an assortment of organic produce which you have specified ahead of time, including frequency and number of periods.

Through subscription we are able to account for your requirements at the start of the growing season and share in the commitment to eat sustainably produced local and seasonal food, and have the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from, who produce it and how it was produced. Under extra ordinary circumstances like heavy rain, typhoon and flooding some items may not be available so you should be open to what’s available given the situation.

By subscribing to a weekly organic food basket you help reduce wastage in production, in return we are able to price our organic produce substantially lower and contribute to growing high quality food as farmers and consumers become co-producers.

Subscription scheme is our transition mechanism toward community supported organic farming while it is being developed by TheVillageGreenShop.  We envision to link local communities directly to a network of farmers so you will have a say in what you want to eat.  We would like more and more people to look after their health and the health of our planet.

Benefits if you subscribe

We offer 5% discount if you subscribe for more than 4 weeks. Discount is applied to weekly staple items for now.  Renewable 2 weeks before expiry.

You are contributing to the affordability of organic produce because you collaborated with us from production through harvest in the planning so we are able to use resource much more efficiently than if you didn’t.  More than other resources and technical expertise it’s the human input that makes the difference such as dedication and passion for organic and sustainable farming and commitment to our social ethos that enables us to produce high quality products. So, why not more people subscribe to organic and sustainable method of producing their own food?

Aside from saving time and money you won’t miss order cut off anymore! Simply you will tell us one time what you want and we’ll deliver them through your door according to your specifications.

Control of what you like

Controlling your food basket is an important component in our subscription scheme.  You will tell us in advance what you want in your weekly food basket which can be a variety of veg, fruits, meat, rice, sugar, herb salt, white or native chicken and other meat items.  You may specify if you want several items unchanged or changed every week or replaced and we will deliver them on an assigned day in your neighbourhood. All subject to seasonality.

Try First Scheme. How?

If you are unable to decide whether subscription is suited for you or to shift to organic food, you may try first.  You may organize a group of friends, co-workers, church mates, family members, or neighbours to buy collaboratively for a minimum of P3k if meeting our min purchase of P5k is big.   We can help you organize one by contacting us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

It depends on where you are but some neighbourhoods have no minimum purchase because we have a good following or subscription base in which case you may order anytime even small qualities subject to cut off.

Cut – off Period

Delivery Schedules

Saturday 11:00 am

Monday (Veg, fruits, salad greens, selected meat)

Wednesday 11:00 am

Thursday (Veg, fruits, salad greens, selected meat)

Tuesday 3 pm

Saturday (Dairy)

Friday, 1 pm

Saturday (All kinds of meat, salad greens, all veg and other specialty veg and bottled items)

Why do we encourage people to group buy and subscribe?

Simply because an individual doesn’t make as much savings or impact as a community. As we are low carbon food distribution enterprise we aim to reduce carbon emission with you if by the same amount of fuel in transporting these itemsjoin hands we deliver to as many people in one location each time! The savings we don’t keep but is passed on to you by making our produce affordable, diverse and accessible!

Gifting your friends a subscription scheme

Buying sustainable and healthy gifts to your friends and families in the form of subscription or just a one-off gift is a guaranteed delight.  Just let us know what you want and we will customise the gift basket for your friend or family.

Creating Your Subscription Account

In order to start receiving organic produce, you must first create your account with us by filling in a subscription form which includes a list of organic produce to choose from, you may specify the frequency of and for how long (min of 4 weeks and max of 8 weeks).  If you have any questions about creating your account, please contact TheVillageGreenShop at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.

As soon as we received your account information we will activate it immediately. Our Customer Service team will assign your delivery day based on your location and we will contact you via email with your first delivery date.

Customizing Your Orderbasket of greens & veg v1 like this

Subscribers have the flexibility to customise their orders on a weekly basis provided any changes you made are sent to us before cut off period. See our cut off period above. If you miss the deadline, please contact us at 0927 675 5199 as soon as possible.

Home and Workplace Delivery

When you sign up to subscribe to our organic delivery service, you must specify where you want your food basket delivered.  As our produce is perishable it is highly recommended that you have the facility to maintain the freshness of these items.

We may use bag liners and insulators when we deliver your items so make sure you leave them out for our next delivery. We charge P100.00 for produce baskets and P50.00 for bags that are not returned to us.

Order Pickup

We always encourage our clients to pick up their order if it’s convenient and outside our delivery area. Some of our clients volunteer to deliver order of their friends’ even strangers if it’s convenient for them and we are happy to take off a percentage of their bill.

If you would like your order picked up let us know by contacting us at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Low carbon delivery for small items. Biker passing along our Pasig base picks our items for delivery!

Low carbon delivery for small items. Biker passing along our Pasig base picks our items up to deliver to your location!

Delivery Schedule

Each area or neighbourhood is assigned a delivery day. Upon subscription and completing your account we will inform you.  We deliver Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 am to 7 pm. There are circumstances beyond our control that may alter our delivery to your location.

Payment and Billing

TheVillageGreenShop does not accept credit card. We operate via cash or cheque on delivery or bank transfer to our account on the same day. You may set up a direct debit with our bank or issue a post-dated cheque whichever is suitable for your subscription.

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. You may contact 0927 675 5199 or villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Cancelling your subscription

You can cancel your subscription temporarily or permanently at least 2 weeks in advance. If you pay in full we cannot give you a full refund as your requirements has been accounted for in the farm planning ahead of time. We recommend that you sell or give/gift it subject to restriction in delivery location.  We don’t deliver yet in NLEX and SLEX and certain areas but we are fine for you to pick your items up in Pasig. Please contact us at 0927 675 5199 or villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

Customer Service

It is our aim to make you feel delighted of our service. If you have questions or complaints about the quality of our product or service, we would like to assure you that we will correct it. We are grateful to receive your feedback anytime. Please contact villagegreenshop@btinternet.com or 0927 675 5199.

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Share the Goodness

If you are happy and find satisfaction in the healthy food we bring to your table, can you let others know about us especially those who will greatly benefit from eating food free of pesticides and fungicides, free of GMO, free of antibiotics and free of hormones?

Please contact villagegreenshop@btinternet.com or 0927 675 5199

Many thanks. Cheers!


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What’s cooking this weekend? 13-14 July 2013

Hello,
 
img274A week of glorious sunshine has done a lot of good to our veg especially the root ones, fruits and other non-leafy veg. No wonder our tomatoes are red, juicy and flawless these days which looks gorgeous on salad and taste rather sweet which is perfect accompaniment to kesong puti and sweet basil salad. Avocado is back again at the farm stand! Everyone is asking for this fruit including papaya the past week.  There are great reasons why we should eat plenty of avocados. It is a super antioxidant food that is loaded of Vitamin E and anti-aging properties that helps skin produce collagen (smoothens face and prevents wrinkles).  The healthy fat in avocados protects your heart and fights off high cholesterol.
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How do we eat them?
Aside from the famous creamy dessert most Filipinos love to eat we would like to share our version – fruit salad – we toss all seasonal fruits together such as mango, banana and buko shreds and carabao’s milk. Sweeten with honey and sprinkle with cashew nuts. Mangos add zing and tangy layer to the creamy texture! So good!
We also make our own ice cream by blending avocados together with carabao’s milk and coco sugar and toss in roughly chopped mint and cashew nuts. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or longer.
We also mash avocados for guacamole! Also avocados are great accompaniment to mix lettuce greens and shrimp salad with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of herb salt. We also layer avocados in sandwiches. And who has not heard of avocado pesto pasta? Quite easy, tasty, and very healthy too! Combine basil, nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour on freshly cooked linguine. ¡Que rico!
We are delighted about our spinach these days.  The harvest so far is the small delicate variety which is excellent for omelette, quiche, frittata, garlic sautéed dish or simply for juicing.
img294Focus veg/salad green this week:  Mizuna and Oyster mushroom. These are new additions to our expanding list of produce.
Mizuna has a savoury flavour.  Their long stem reminds me of arugula.  How do we eat mizuna?  We toss them on to salad greens, or add the leaves as topping to stir-fry veg, pizza, pasta dishes, and soups or blend into pesto or as a surprise layer to sandwiches.  I also chopped the leaves roughly and sprinkle on to garlic or bacon marble potato dish.
Mushrooms have delicate flavour.  We add them to pasta, beef stroganoff, stir fry veg, omelette, noodles, and other Asian dishes.
Hot products at TheVillageGreenShop:  Each week we fill our subscriber’s weekly basket of the following popular items:  Probiotic, carabao’s milk, pakbet mix, assortment of green & leafy veg, red and white onions, avocados, papayas, salad greens and tomatoes and calamansi, brown eggs, brown rice, saba and wild honey. For meat – Beef tenderloin, Beef kenchi, ground beef lean, pork steak, skinless pork chop, Canadian bacon, longganisa, garlic sausage and hibiscus vinaigrette.img273
Out of season most desirable product: Kale. Is a powerhouse of vitamins A, C and E including manganese, iron, calcium and potassium and prevents cancer.
Something to look forward to: CSA or simply Community Supported Agriculture that TheVillageGreenShop is developing. This is a great scheme to offer Metro Manila residents direct access to local and seasonal farm fresh produce grown by regional farmers within the 20 mile radius.  Basically you buy a share of veg and our network of farmers will deliver your share to our food drop in your neighbourhood. Shares can include 7-10 types of veg  for a family of 4 -5 or you can buy half a share for smaller families or if you love eating out. More on this….
Questions, comments, suggestions:  We love to hear your thoughts contact us – 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com
Many thanks.
Happy weekend!


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At the Farm Stand on Thursday (18th July) and Saturday (20th July)

We are expecting the following produce on Thursday (18th July) and Saturday (20th July) which you can pre-order starting today until Wednesday 11:00 cut-off for vegetables and until Friday 12:00 nn cut-off for meat.

There are new items as we get closer to date which we will email/sms you as soon as we get confirmation of harvest.  Also if you would like to do advance order, just indicate for when and we will put them through on a rolling basis. Please SMS 0927 675 5199 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  Many thanks. Cheers.

New Items

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, orange, chili, and lemon flavour
  • Oyster mushroomimg290
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Sayote
  • Onion leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter
  • French beans
  • Cherry tomatoes

Weekly Staples

  • Bangus sardines
  • Brown eggsimg876
  • Herb Salt
  • Musc0vado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey

Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Mix Salad Greens (combination of 3 or 4 types depending on the season)
  • Mizuna -NEW

Herbsimg294

  • Ginger
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • White onion

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)
  • Tomatoes

Green & Leafy Vegimg273

  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum

Other Vegs

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng sagingimg858
  • Saba
  • Patola

Fruits

  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultry

  • White chicken
  • Native chicken

Other Meat products

  • Skinless Porksteak
  • Pork sinigang
  • Pork ground lean
  • Beef ShankNative Chicken
  • Beef brisket
  • Canadian bacon
  • Spanish chorizo

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!img249

  • Wild raspberry dressing
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in turmeric)
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)


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Take advantage of scrumptious local organic living produce this summer!

imported vegTheVillageGreenShop is back to basics by bringing to your table local,fresh luscious and abundant anti-oxidant veg, salad greens, and fruits in your weekly food basket to take advantage when these greens and veg are at its best, most nutritious and bursting with rich flavour!

Why should these local and native veggies merit your attention aside from being organically and ethically produced and sourced from poor local farmers?  It is not only great for your health and planet but also beneficial for some poor small holder organic farmers! For every bag of produce you buy you empower a family of organic farmers send their children to school, you enable them to access health and sanitation, and you help increase their sustainability. And in return you’re getting tons of nutrition from eating this produce!  So get inspired to plan your meal around these nutritious organic all year round vegs and greens not just in the summer!

local & native vegs

Would like to TRY FIRST?  It’s P65/bag for minimum of 6 bags or P 390 for any of the above veg and greens of your choice.

Or if you would like to invest in good health for you and your family while supporting poor communities it’s excellent value for you if you SUBSCRIBE for:

  • 4 weeks at P 380 for 6 bags of your choice of veg/greens
  • 6 weeks or more at P 370 for 6 bags of your choice of veg/greens

ORDER & DELIVERY:

bag of producev1ORDER anytime FOR PICKUP/DELIVERY on Tuesday or Wednesday.

TheVillageGreenShop has over 200 plus items of 100% guaranteed organic living foods to choose from.  We can fill your weekly food basket of brown or black rice, free-range eggs, fresh cow’s milk, coco sugar, heirloom or regular tomatoes, herbs, veg and greens of your choice, native chicken, beef cuts, pork cuts and many more. The choice is yours. Please see our product range page or weekly food basket for a complete list of our food items or at our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thevillagegreenshop  for new product offerings. It cannot get better than this, you will see the difference and the benefit is all yours! Please share this news to your family and friends too!

TY for buying 12.03.2013

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