Sep 29, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I sure do love my greens.

Out of the three food groups, I think what appeals most to me now is getting that glow on. Vegheads can I get an Amen”?

When I was younger, I even considered becoming a vegetarian but my doctor advised against it, saying that the lifestyle just wasn’t fit for my colorful medical history. Let’s just say I was a sickly kid who really needed protein.

I don’t even have to tell you why vegetables are good for you. But just in case you’ve been living under a rock (or on another planet!), they’re rich in fiber, and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. To top it all off, eating more greens may mean you consume less meat. I don’t want to get into the entire plants have feelings too” argument. Don’t get me started. What I do want to point out though, is that my wanting to be a vegetarian sprang from my love for animals. And while I had to push myself to get over it, I have a lot of respect for people who’re on a strictly no-meat diet.

But if you’re also anything like me, there are days you don’t even have time to make coffee let alone go to the (super)market for some decent shopping.

And while there are many green groceries that can do the job for you, there are other sustainable options you can explore if you want fresh veggies delivered to your home.

Some local farms offer delivery services in certain parts of Metro Manila. And you aren’t the only one benefitting from this convenience. By ordering from them, you also get to help local farmers by supporting their livelihood.

So next time you don’t have time to shop for groceries, or when you just want to show love for our local farmers, here’s a list of farms that’ll actually deliver freshly harvested produce to you doorstep.

GreenEarth Heritage Foundation

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Screenshot courtesy of http://www.greenearthheritage.org/

Where the farm is: San Miguel, Bulacan
What they offer: sweet potato sprouts (talbos ng kamote)Malabar Night Shade or vine spinach (alugbati), jute leaves (saluyot), cucumbers, lemongrass (tanglad), okra, string beans, loofah (patola), gourd (upo), basil pechay, mustard greens, eggplant (long and round varieties), bitter gourd (ampalaya), spring onion, leek, moringa (malunggay), lettuce, arugula, baby ginger, sweet potato (kamote), squash (local and California variety), petite green and ripe papaya, carabao mangoes
How much: P50 per bag of produce, except for carabao mangoes which are priced P180 per bag
When they deliver: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Where they deliver: Delivery is free in Makati and Bonifacio Global City locations.
For any other inquiries or concerns, contact GreenEarth Heritage Foundation here or visit the farm’s Facebook page.

Calawis Garden

nolisoliph Calawis Garden
Screenshot courtesy of http://www.calawisgarden.com/

Where the farm is: Calawis, Antipolo (While they grow their own produce in Calawis Garden Farm, they also have partner farms in Antipolo, Boso-Boso Farm and Tanay Farm)

What they offer: fruit and vegetable baskets—Calabasic, Calafruit, Calaveggie, Calahati, and Calacarte (see specifics of each basket here)
How much: P500 for Calabasic, Calafruit, and Calaveggie; P250 for Calahati; varying prices for Calacarte
When they deliver: Wednesdays
Where they deliver: Makati and Bonifacio Global City locations only
For any other inquiries or concerns, contact Calawis Garden here or visit the farm’s Facebook page.

DownToEarth

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Screenshot courtesy of www.downtoearth.ph

Where the farm is: Dahilayan, Bukidnon (While DownToEarth grows its own produce, they also have other partner farms in Mindanao)
What they offer: specialty produce, native free-range poultry, grass-fed dairy, grass-fed beef, cured meats (for a complete list of products, click here)
How much: Minimum order of P1,000 + delivery charge depending on area and weight of order/s
When they deliver: Wednesdays
Where they deliver: All areas in Metro Manila
For any other inquiries or concerns, contact DownToEarth here or visit the farm’s Facebook page.

Malipayon Farms

nolisoliph Malipayon Farms
Photo courtesy of Malipayon Farm’s Facebook page

Where the farm is: Silang, Cavite
What they offer: organic vegetables, root crops, herbs
How much: Minimum order of P3,000 for free delivery; orders that don’t reach the P3,000 minimum will be charged an additional P100
When they deliver: Not specified
Where they deliver: Alabang, Makati, and Bonifacio Global City locations
For any other inquiries or concerns, call 0915-2561066 or visit the farm’s Facebook page.

Holy Carabao Farms

nolisoliph Holy Carabao
Screenshot courtesy of holycarabao.com

Where the farm is: Batulao, Batangas and Sta. Rosa, Laguna
What they offer: fresh produce, mindfully and humanely harvested plant and animal products and byproducts
How much: Minimum order of P1,500 + delivery fee (see delivery fees per area here)
When they deliver: Tuesdays (Makati, BGC, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, New Manila, and Quezon City areas) and Thursday (Laguna and Alabang area)
Where they deliver: Areas in Makati, BGC, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, New Manila, Quezon City, Laguna, and Alabang)
For any other inquiries or concerns, visit the Holy Carabao Facebook page or contact them here.

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A more efficient way to buy fresh produce

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Nicolo Aberasturi is a biodynamic farmer

The reasons why you need to support local farmers

Holy Carabao’s journey from backyard garden to lifestyle brand

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