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Fashion forward social businesses weren’t the only stars of the show that day. Enterprises selling organic farm produce and locally-sourced food were also in abundance at the MUNI Market last Sunday, all promoting local food traditions, healthy consumption, and the welfare of farmers and small communities.
It was nothing short of enlightening and inspiring to learn about Philippine organic farming communities and the delicious products that can be made from our country’s natural resources (including fermented honey mead, calamansi vinaigrette, and cashew butter!). I was even able to meet some members of the farming communities responsible for making all these amazing fruits, vegetables, and other food available to us market goers.
Check out some of the food businesses that set up shop at the market! 🙂
Located in Bay, Laguna, Lotus Pod is a farm that produces all kinds of organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The farmers take care not to use any artificial fertilizers, so customers can experience the authentic tastes of these locally-grown ingredients.
Tsaa Daloy is the first premium brand of Philippine teas in the world. Their teas are made from organic Philippine herbs (originally used for medicinal purposes), sourced from local farmers and indigenous communities in order to aid in their income and promote organic farming in the country. These local herbs are combined with classic herbs and spices to create signature tea blends free of any artificial flavorings.
Theo & Philo
Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates is a bean-to-bar maker of single origin Philippine chocolates. They prioritize sourcing ingredients locally as much as possible, and get their beans straight from the farmers. They offer a variety of unique and tantalizing flavors, all inspired by the food and ingredients all we Filipinos know and love.
Nipa Foods is a brand selling innovative, premium quality, natural, and responsibly sourced local foodstuffs, gathered from all over the Philippines. Behind the brand is a group of young, idealistic Filipinos who believe in sourcing locally, as a means of developing the countryside.
Nipa’s Cashew Butter is made from handpicked cashews, finely crushed and cooked with butter by stay-at-home moms in Bataan. I loved its creaminess and unique cashew flavor. They recommend one use it with toast, suman, puto, or even pasta! 😀
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile – 0927-393-6968
Instagram – @nipafoods
GK Enchanted Farm
GK Enchanted Farm is the canvas for Gawad Kalinga’s second phase of the 2024 road map to end poverty. What was originally an idle and unproductive land is now a vast farmland and community that will sustain its people for years to come, thanks to products created by the members of the community themselves, using their farm’s resources. Named after its place of origin (Barangay Encanto, Bulacan), the farm has become a “silicon valley” of sorts for social businesses that aim to help the community and promote Filipino products.
Social businesses like the ones featured in MUNI Market Day are all doing their part to help Filipino communities, and we can also help by raising awareness and supporting their creations. After seeing the kind of products they put out, I think we all can agree that it’s well worth the money.
[Credits to Chloe Cabrera for this article from her blog]