Support Our Local Farmers at Evia Lifestyle Center
It was last year 2010 when I first learned and got interested about organic farming. I became conscious of what to buy from then on.
My husband and I would like to create a vertical garden at our house here in Cavite and we would like to start decomposing this year, that is why when I received an invite to visit the Producer’s Market at Evia Lifestyle Center for the launching of the What Happens when the Farmers meet the Chefs Community Cookbook, I did not think twice to say Yes. Besides, the Evia Lifestyle Center is just a few minutes away from our place.
I was greeted by Ms. Gigi Morris when I arrived at the place. She told me that most of the farmers who are included in the market place are small farmers.
Here are some of the products that were harvested and showcased last Saturday.
I have bought some oyster mushrooms, organic salted eggs and they gave me a bottle of herb vinegar.
The highlight of the day was supposed to be the cooking demo of the chefs (which is what I was also looking forward to), but because it was windy that day it didn’t push through.
We have tasted some of the cooked products that they offer.
I am limiting myself to eat pork, but since they have mentioned that this lechon is organic (meaning the pigs eat clean food), I agreed to taste some and it was quite yummy. It also came with a tasty salsa.
They also gave us a small plate of colored blue cooked rice and kesong puti.
I would like to taste the roselle jam because it was my first time to hear about it but unfortunately there is no bread that comes with it when it was served hahaha.
It was my first time to taste the sugar cane juice too. I brought a bottle home and my son loves it just like I did.
Now let’s talk about the book. The What Happens when the Farmers meet the Chefs Community Cookbook is available at Amazon and you can get this book at the Evia Lifestyle Center Producer’s Market every Saturday from 8am to 2pm for P699.
I have scanned it and I like that it is a binder kind of book which means you can add more pages if you like. The recipes are broken down into 8 categories:
- Smoothies & Beverages
- Soups & Salads
- Appetizers & Side Dishes
- Main Dishes
- Feature Recipes from the Farm
- Baked Goodies & Sandwiches
- This & That
- Food Preservation Recipes
There are few blank pages for your own recipes too.
If you want to get the book, visit them at Evia Lifestyle Center and mention them that you learned about the book through this blog and you will get 20% off (valid only this January).
How to get to Evia Lifestyle Center Daang Hari
Commute (via Alabang)
– ride a public utility vehicle at South Station or Starmall with a SM Molino signboard
– Tell the driver to drop you off to Evia
Commute (from Baclaran)
– ride a jeep or van at Baclaran or Edsa Pasay going to Paliparan.
– Go down at SM Molino
– ride a jeep going to Alabang then go down at Evia