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?”
Would you like to know my mom’s mother’s day wish? Manalo sana si Leni. To everyone she meets, she asks: kay Leni ba tayo? And if there’s hesitation she says, think about your children. What nation would they inherit? Think about the human rights violations– every missing person was someone’s child. Every person who stoodContinue reading ““Ipanalo natin ‘to.””
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?”
As citizens we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake. – Hannah Arendt As the elections near, the urgency to reach out and connect with others is at its height. Have we spoken to everyone we possibly could? Any doors left un-knocked, anyContinue reading “speak out, reach out & the april 28 gulay board”
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!”
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?”
Here’s what a year of seasonal eating and local produce looks like! An ode to all our farmshare deliveries for the year. 2022 Check out bit.ly/gulayboard to view an archive of the contents of all our farmshares week-on-week. Click on the photos to learn more about each farmshare! Jan 6, 2022 Jan 27, 2022 FebContinue reading “Gulay Board Archives”
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”
November 7, 2020 by Tey Lopez November is organic agriculture month and what can be a more opportune time to share the power in growing our food? This is why Good Food Community has launched the Food Today, Food Tomorrow program, a solidarity gardening partnership in Golden Shower community, Payatas, Quezon City, kicked off lastContinue reading “GROWING PAMAYANIHAN: “Food Today, Food Tomorrow” launch”
Dear CSA members, It’s CSA! Just kidding—it’s lockdown. The announcement was made by Collins Dictionary, selecting the word after its usage increased by 6,000% from 2019 to 2020. “Language reflects the world around us” they said, and lockdown “encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people” when the coronavirus pandemic struck, shaping the way weContinue reading “And the word of the year is…”
Toni Tiu is one of our vegetable delivery customers in Manila. She shared her tips on home kitchen management and insights on her experiences of learning about and our country’s agriculture through our community shared agriculture.
In part two of our video interview with one of our mom subscribers, she shares more kitchen management tips. She also talked about what motivated her to subscribe to our community shared agriculture and the insights she’s learned about the state of our local farmers.
We had a chat on video with one of our subscribers about kitchen management tips. In part 1, she was able to share stories about what her family does when they get their tampipi of vegetables. She even gave tips on how to deal with picky eater kids.
Dear CSA members, Kamusta na? Suddenly, it’s October. It’s shocking to wrap our head around this and the fact that majority of Filipinos have led their lives practically indoors for seven months now. Pre-lockdown feels like ancient times, and we call it B.C. Before Covid. Many admit they still find the days blurring into eachContinue reading “Time to Eat, Everyone”
Dear CSA members, Six months and by all accounts, we have quite a way to go. There’s grief and there’s fatigue of grief. It is no different with us, gratitude notwithstanding. There’s some grace to be received through “these crazy vegetables,” Sandra says. Some education into the life of things resistant to uniformity, to predictability,Continue reading “Recipes for life”
The salad recipes we got from our subscribers on our quarantine cooking recipe exchange provided easy, colorful, delicious, satisfying and healthy. They can be diabetic-friendly and can align with your doctor’s prescribed way of eating.
For diabetics, cooking and eating can still be fun while making healthy food choices. We share insights on antioxidants for diabetes management and the G-BOMBS or fruits and vegetables you can look for to get them.
Dear CSA members, Here we are, month 5. With a pandemic and rains raging outside, we might as well make ourselves a(t) home, don’t you think? Right after passing the antibody test (yahoo! maybe?), we took a break for the space-clearing to begin within. Sleeping, breathing, time spent with family, tree-watching, cooking (pa rin!)– youContinue reading “Turning to one another”
Mabi David | 13 August 2020 The Philippines is an agricultural country with year-round cultivation possibilities and rich tropical soils. Nevertheless, the farmers are among the poorest and agriculture remains a sector neglected by the state. Although the Philippines is a nation with high rice consumption, the domestic rice is not enough and the countryContinue reading “Organic farming with solidarity and trust”
Let’s talk about how organic farming boosts antioxidants in foods and how they prevent cell damage in our bodies. Get ideas on the organic antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables you and your family can eat.
Dear CSA Members, We begin month four of this quarantine. In farmer terms, it’s enough time for a whole cropping to have been sown and harvested such as cabbage, rice, french beans. If there is anything that this pandemic has sown for us, it’s been a hyper-awareness of people’s health and welfare. Are our farmersContinue reading “Caring for Community”
Dear friends, It takes three weeks or 21 days to adopt a new habit. Coming out of the 10-week lockdown, considered among if not the strictest and longest in the world, what do we find ourselves doing differently, what are we seeing differently? To be honest, we thought we had a good sense of theContinue reading “Doing Things Differently”
Dear friends, How are you doing? Last Monday, we marked the beginning of the third week of the lockdown with a delivery, a minor miracle. As local governments impose their own quarantine rules, expanding and becoming more stringent, the transport of essential goods continues to be a challenge, especially for a small company like oursContinue reading “Garden Adobo or How to Feed Hope, a Recipe”
Dear friends, Yesterday we woke up early with several text messages from our community asking about the farmers we work with and how this lockdown would affect them. We heard from our farmers too, and wondered with them how to bring food to us in the city. While we are still in the middle ofContinue reading “Food & Friendship in the Time of COVID-19”
And if you’re shifting to a healthier lifestyle that includes a diet of more plant-based foods, you need to consider what salad dressings are gluten-free. This will help you find a good and safe complement to your vegetables.
I don’t want to spoil your appetite but something’s wrong with a lot of what we’re eating. Food issues dominate headlines today. They’re there cluttering the face filters of friends on your feed. Our planetary boundaries are being breached, and the link between what’s on our plate and the state of the planet is nowContinue reading “Hungry for change? Here’s How.”
Busy urban professionals can make incremental changes towards healthier and more conscientious eating with a steady supply of salad vegetable ingredients. But storing vegetables can be difficult, especially for those living in small apartments in the city. Vegetables need proper storage and have short shelf-lives. Apartments and condominium units are also smaller.
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 skirmishContinue reading “Beans for Peace”
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 andContinue reading “Citrus Peel Economics”
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 youContinue reading “A Meditation on Vegetables”
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This year our operations doubled with institutional buyers! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Food Community (@goodfoodcommunity) which meant a lot of new opportunities and challenges! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Food Community (@goodfoodcommunity)
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 MacchaContinue reading “Pioneer Species”
Building their own farms View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Food Community (@goodfoodcommunity) Studying production plans View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Food Community (@goodfoodcommunity) Keeping the community together View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Food Community (@goodfoodcommunity) Representing the group View thisContinue reading “Women who Lead”
Thanks to our awesome industrial engineer volunteer, Angelique, we have improved our operations 500%!! So as the shipments come in, we do quality control (see above) and portion the veg according to the recommended quantities. They are then packed in an assembly line process, heaviest first and leafies last. Except for the salad packs whichContinue reading “Many Hands!”
On 15th Avenue, you’ll see Art in Island, then a 7-Eleven (ironic, we know) and this nifty sign right by it that the property manager kindly strung up for us. Follow it into the lobby and say hello at Unit 108! Our farmers came to visit! It’s strategically located close to the bus stations whereContinue reading “We have a home!”
The Year 2016 is the International Year of Pulses. Apart from being good sources of protein, its plants are also nitrogen fixers. Yummy and helpful, now that’s what I’d call a super cool food. To know more about this year-long celebration, check out United Nation’s website http://bit.ly/1YTc0UV
I took the GL liner from Dangwa station at 8 AM to Mt Data Cliff where Benzent, the community organizer from ECP asked me to meet him. There was a bus trip at 10 AM but I wanted to be sure to make it in time for our 2PM meeting with the Bauko community. AfterContinue reading “Farm Trip Journal written January 31, 2016”
by Micah Lima When was the last time you consciously made a choice to purposefully create the kind of life you want for yourself? Each day, we’re presented with choices: what to do, where to go, what to eat… With hundreds of choices to be made each day, it’s so easy to go on automaticContinue reading “The Organic Choice: Why it Matters”