Beans for Peace

These white beans, red beans and black beans come from an interesting and ambitious project. The people of Tinglayen, Kalinga are historically warring tribes. Over several generations, they had gradually cleared (and not reforested) their mountain areas so that they could see their enemies from far away. It’s been many years since the last skirmish…

Citrus Peel Economics

by Asha Peri What is the economics behind these citrus peels? 1 kg of lemon is P250 and 1 kg of dayap is P180. 1 cup of juice amounts to around P200. I use the juice for my plant-based food projects, both sweet and savoury. I ordered 7 kg of lemons and dayap combined and…

A Meditation on Vegetables

by Asha Peri A most productive and meditative morning spent interacting with all the veggies from Good Food Community‘s tampipi. Subscribing to a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) basket means that you let go of expectations and you trust that nature will give what is good for you because your veggies are harvested in perfect timing. What you…

Community

View this post on Instagram Look at all that history! All but one of these kids have come with us to meet our partner small holder farmers or helped us with our advocacy. Now we're all together in this early World Food Day celebration to ask our government and the masses to support a better,…

To Speak of Peace

View this post on Instagram Our founder, Charlene Tan, sharing our seven year experience of Community Shared Agriculture and adventures with our 100+ partner small holder farmers over at EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta. We really wouldn't be here after all these years tho if it weren't for all the cool people who believe…

New Terrain

This year our operations doubled with institutional buyers! View this post on Instagram Tay Freddie, one of @goodfoodcommunity's partner farmers from Tarlac, latching on to his avocados inside @healthyoptionsph's Shangri-la store in Mandaluyong. Happy moments happen outside of farms and forests too. 😊 Also, kinilig talaga si Tay Freddie. Hihi. #goodfoodcommunity #letschangetheworldwithfood #healthyoptionsph #organic #fruits…

Pioneer Species

Says Wikipedia: Pioneer species are hardy species which are the first to colonize previously disrupted or damaged ecosystems, beginning a chain of ecological succession that ultimately leads to a more biodiverse steady-state ecosystem. We are grateful for the pioneer species that have decided to grow roots among our farmers. Auntie Monina and Ka Pilo in Capas, Tarlac Maccha…

Varieties of Life

Sweet Potato View this post on Instagram Kamote. There are 5 types of kamote that I've met in my lifetime. The other two not on this photo are the kinerot 🍠 and a really large one that looks like tugi but with a mouthfeel that is very much sweet potato. I'm hoping to meet the…