Bag of goods from Emporium Antipolo

Trial Run with Emporium Antipolo’s Organic Produce

We had a good experience with Good Food Co. but as planned from the beginning, we will try other suppliers to see which and what set-up best suits our household. So after our trial with Good Food, we went on with Emporium Antipolo.

Emporium Antipolo was next in our shortlist because of the following:

  • they do deliveries
  • there’s no commitment for succeeding orders
  • with respect to our location, they’re the nearest supplier I know, and
  • one can choose among the available produce what and how much of each to order. One can order by bunch, pieces or by weight.

Minimum purchase is worth Php 600. Delivery charge is Php 50. Deliveries are on Saturdays and Sundays.

Here was our first bag of goodies from Emporium Antipolo:

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Our First Week of Good Food

We have made a significant step to better health. We’re now “grass-eaters” more than ever, chowing down more vegetables than before. And they’re all organic! 🙂

Two weeks ago I emailed Good Food Co. that my family wants to be one of their stakeholders.  I learned about them from Rowie of Pinoybaby.  Good Food Co. is a group supporting small-scale organic farmers in Capas, Tarlac.

We committed to four weeks of all organic, seasonal and freshly harvested vegetables and fruits. We got our first bag of goodies last Saturday.   As I’ve said in a earlier post, I will make a review-slash-diary of our experience.  Read on to know what went through our weeks with good food from Good Food.  (The Good Food name is so apt for organically good food, don’t you think? 🙂 )

Week 1:  Surprise!

What’s in the bag?  How were they when we got them?  Here’s what we got:

Good Food Goodies and Recipe for August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011 Good Food goodies

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Going Organic – List of Organic Food Farmers and Suppliers

One of the many roles of a mother is becoming the family’s nutritionist.  It’s usually the mother who decides what the family eats, dictates the kitchen operation and puts the foot down the grocery and market list.  I’m in full capacity of taking on this function now that we’re living on our own.  That in mind, with my eczema, with Hubby getting a couple of hypertension episodes recently, and with LC in his formative years, I compelled myself to give our family the healthiest meals I can think of and what we can practically afford.  But time has passed when eating healthy is just about getting the right balance of go, glow and grow foods.

What gives?  Livestock are injected with growth-hormones and bombarded with antibiotics.  Fish bio-accumulate dioxins and PCBs. (This I know since college yet I have and still eat fish with gusto. =| ) Farmed fishes are said to be fed with genetically modified corn or whatever feeds.  Plants are GMO or are grown with harmful chemicals to achieve commercial targets.  They might be growing on polluted soil too.  Kangkong (water spinach) are harvested from the floodgates.  Shell fishes and crustaceans are filter feeders (that’s a fact) – so I consider them garbage feeders in polluted waters.  But that’s just me.  What’s my family to eat then? Continue reading