Ano ang laban ngayon?

As with many of you, we have been trying to make sense of the world post-elections. Pain, grief, anger, despair, confusion, cognitive dissonance are all completely valid emotions. “The truth is that there can be no hope except where the temptation to despair exists. Hope is the act by which this temptation is actively orContinue reading “Ano ang laban ngayon?”

tara na! punta tayo?

Kamusta, friends? Wanted to share a message from the farms as Ernest is in Bauko sending our farmers our thanks and wonderment. He had just gone to Kabikaan, the barangay often pointed to in the distance, with a gleam in our farmers’ eyes: “Punta tayo?” Pinuntahan nga ni Ernest. Grabe daw, ang layo. There wasContinue reading “tara na! punta tayo?”

Any Leaf Potangher

Inspired by Nanay Baby from the Dumagats in Rizal who taught us her go-to recipe for a Food for Peace event. Mabi adapted it to work on practically any green leafy veg you get in your tampipi. We used kamote tops for this recipe. Ingredientsgreen leafies (kamote tops, spinach, cassava leaves, kale, etc)sea saltgingergarlicbird’s eyeContinue reading “Any Leaf Potangher”

Roasted Eggplant/Tofu with Coriander Crust

veganized adaptation of ROASTED COD WITH A CORIANDER CRUST (SAMAK MASHEW BIL COZBARA W AL LIMON) of Falastin Ingredients 60ml olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 50g coriander, finely chopped 2½ tsp spice mix ½ tsp chilli flakes about 700g firm tofu, sliced into half inch slabs/Eggplant sliced in 3/4 inch slabs 4 large freshContinue reading “Roasted Eggplant/Tofu with Coriander Crust”

Honoring my Grandfather & Small Farmers of the World*

by Mary Ann Manahan I have deep connection with the land. My maternal grandfather was a farmer of coffee and fruit who proudly cultivated his family farm. He woke up before the crack of dawn, ate his breakfast, and ventured out into the small coffee farm with his old but trusty sickle in hand. Later,Continue reading “Honoring my Grandfather & Small Farmers of the World*”

Good Food: A Love Story! Packed with Suspense! Comedy! Fiber!

Dear subscribers, We turn 10 this February! Building relationships over a decade—with the farmers and each other, with our food, our community and the earth—we’ve definitely learned a thing or two about love. And while soil, seeds, and equitable food access are not really the topics that send hearts a-flutter (although they do ours), weContinue reading “Good Food: A Love Story! Packed with Suspense! Comedy! Fiber!”

Small farmers, consumers win with the latest amendment to Organic Agriculture Act!

Good Food celebrates the recent signing into law of RA 11511 or Amendments to the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, which now recognizes the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) as a form of certifying organic produce. Last year, Good Food started its process of installing PGS in its network of farmers.  What is PGS? PGS believesContinue reading “Small farmers, consumers win with the latest amendment to Organic Agriculture Act!”

Has Covid-19 made NY resolutions obsolete…or meaningful?

January is about resets.  But with Covid dominating 2020, we may be feeling fatigued despite the arrival of a new year. The stresses of this pandemic have yet to end. How to plan when we don’t know what’s ahead? It’s understandable if we don’t have the energy to make resolutions, let alone see them through. Continue reading “Has Covid-19 made NY resolutions obsolete…or meaningful?”


Dear CSA members, With social distancing, curfews, and restrictions on holiday gatherings, what’s left for us to mark the end of this strange year? Why, year-end lists of course. In the spirit of community and jolly bandwagon-jumping, we thought we’d share with you our top 21 meals of 2020.  Family meals are precious to us.Continue reading “BLESSINGS & BOUNTY: OUR TOP 21 MEALS OF 2020”