So, as I await my first Brown Shrike sighting, I will indulge and rave about the bayong (native bag or basket) of salad greens I have just picked up this morning.
I love green salad! In a buffet, I look forward to the salad and dressings being offered. Well, that and the meats, and dessert, and if there is brewed coffee ;) But the salad is a must for me. So when Jops and I listened to the talk of Charlene T. of Good Food Community during the recent GIG (Green Is Good) talk, I was determined to order myself some green, leafy vegetables asap!
|My very first Salad Pack bayong!|
Good Food Community is all about community shared agriculture, connecting consumers as directly as possible to the farmers, allowing them to thrive in a sustainable society.
So, I logged on to their website, placed my order for 4-weeks of salad packs, deposited my payment (BDO or PayPal), picked up my veggies from my chosen hub, and... ate my salad for dinner!
|I picked up my bayong in my chosen hub |
inside the UP Diliman campus.
Aside from UP Diliman, they have pick-up hubs in Loyola Heights, Katipunan, White Plains, New Manila, San Juan, Kapitolyo, Makati, and Malate (in Sev's Cafe!!!) You can even create your own hub!
|I opened my bayong as soon as I got home and was happy to see|
a fresh assortment of salad greens! There was a lot inside that bayong!
And I even got arugula!
I chose the Salad Pack which is a mix of salad greens (approximately 500g) but there are also other choices. They have the Bayong Pambahay which is a mix of greens and other vegetables, typically 6-8 types (approximately 3.5kg), and the Juice Pack which is a mix of juicing veggies (makes approximately 1/2 liter of juice.) You can choose to order bayongs for either 4 weeks or 12 weeks.
|Looking at my pretty bouquet of salad greens makes me happy =)|
I'm very happy I was able to learn about the Good Food Community and that, in my own salad-loving way, I have become a part of it. I did have a yummy, fresh green salad for my dinner tonight. Got a happy tummy and happy heart. Win-win. That's how it should be. =)