Here’s How to Order Organic, Seasonal Vegetables, Delivered Straight to Your Doorstep
With the popularity of organic vegetable delivery services in the metro, it’s clear that we’re living in more enlightened times when it comes to the way we think and work with food. We’ve come to recognize that it’s important to know how and where our produce is grown, to pay proper tribute to the farmers who work hard to provide us with delicious, organically grown vegetables for our daily meals. As Good Food Community’s slogan says: “Let’s save the world one bayong at a time!”
This community-based group is all about growing a sustainable society that nourishes everyone—you, the farmers, and the land, for generations to come through community shared agriculture (CSA), a sustainable alternative distribution system that supports smallholder organic farmers. At Good Food Community, simply subscribe to prepaid local and seasonal vegetables delivered weekly to your community. This system provides farmers with stable demand and guarantees you a share of the harvest as well. You can order a Gulay Pambahay Package, a 3.5-kilo tampipi of 9 to 12 seasonal, hearty and leafy seasonal vegetables (kamote, upo, kangkong, eggplants, saba bananas, etc.). Those who like to prepare fresh juices can order the Juicing Pack which contains 2 kilos of hearty veggies like carrots and beetroots, mixed with a bundle or two of leafy vegetables like kale or spinach. There is also the Salad Pack, a half-kilo mix of organically grown salad greens such as mizuna, lollo rossa, carlo rossa, arugula, green ice, iceberg, romaine, herbs, and a sprinkling of hearty veggies that can be eaten raw.
This official Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) certified company grows, processes, and distributes fresh organic vegetables from Benguet Province and Tanay, Rizal. They offer a full complement of vegetables that you can order online or by telephone and have delivered to your doorstep.
This farm-based producer specializes in producing purple corn, a superfood rich in antioxidants, anthocyanins, B vitamins and fiber. Organic, pesticide-free and non-GMO, it’s great as a snack or when mixed in your dishes. Aside from purple corn, Homegrown Organics also sells other organic products like green peppercorns, salad greens, carrots, kale, and the like.
This biodynamic farm was one of the first to offer organic vegetable deliveries in the metro. “We strive to improve the lives of everyone we work with from farmer to packer to driver to salesperson and ultimately to you,” they declare. They have many products on offer, including an Asian Veggie Box, a Continental Veggie Box, and a subscription-based Healthy Habit Box, plus milk, butter, eggs, and their house brand sauces and dressings as well.
A longer version of this article first appeared in FOOD Magazine, Issue 2, 2017
Photographs by Paulo Valenzuela
Holy Carabao Farms photo by Sheila Catilo