I typically love the still lifes of produce that I shoot after a visit to the Herbana Farms stall at the Salcedo Market on Saturdays. Their selection of produce is unusual and the vegetables and herbs always look so genuineâ€¦ Yesterday was no exception and my haul included several bunches of organically grown sweet baby carrots with tops (our pet rabbit loves these carrot tops). I also got some fresh soybeans (edamame) that taste great simply steamed and make for incredibly healthy munching. I also got some kohlrabi and tamarillos (that for some reason everyone seems to call Japanese or Spanish tomatoesâ€¦).
Gil Carandang also asked me to announce that he is holding a two-day intensive organic farming seminar at his farm in Calamba, Laguna from October 27-28 from 9am to 5 pm. I think spaces are limited and while I personally would love to attend, I have a black thumb and therefore a tendency to kill anything I plant so I would rather BUY my produce from organic farmers instead. But if you have any interest in serious backyard organic farming or larger scale commercial operations, contact Herbana Farms directly at the numbers belowâ€¦ gosh, I wish a lot more folks would pursue organic farmingâ€¦
Herbana Organic Farms, Inc
Km. 59, Barangay Burol
Calamba City, Laguna
Monina Carandang 0921-6647027 or 0920-5445439
RT Gonzales 02-8544840 or 09285029897