I was at the Saturday FTI Taguig yesterday after a month’s absence and I was thrilled to spot a new vendor with an interesting range of wonderful looking produce. The show stopper? Some of the freshest bamboo shoots I have ever come across in my market forays… they were a bit big, and still with leaves at the tips, but I bought one anyway, unsure what I was going to do with it (more on that in an upcoming post). The stall had a nice vibe, something that screamed “I am organic” or “I am proudly raised”, and sure enough, upon asking, it turns out everything in the stall was from a farm in Pitogo, Quezon and/or nearby suppliers. Totally organic, and using their own fertilizer/compost from vermiculture (earthworm based system). The okra they had on offer were nearly dangerously humongous, the size of small zucchini! But they assured me they were still tender and tasty, but I passed on those. Instead, I purchased a few other items that have ended up in the still life above.
One bamboo shoot, some spectacular cassava, a large nearly ripe guyabano (soursop), some pale green eggplants and several bunches of vibrant and fresh gabi (taro) leaves. Isn’t it cool how all the colors seem to just naturally go together? Oh, and I also got several packages of “hab-hab” dried noodles to experiment with — a lechon hab-hab perhaps. :) They also sell organic chickens raised on just grass fruit and vegetable feed. For more information, please contact Weng at 0922.877.6493