It’s one of those mornings when you go out for fresh picks and everything looks right.
I’m glad that Cebu is catching up with good looking organic produce. It’s not always this way. I wondered too if it’s our soil that’s not right. Or perhaps we haven’t yet cultivated fully our land to make robust organic crops.
A friend from Iloilo chattered about Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the Spanish conquistador who ventured away from Cebu to Panay in search of better food. While this story will surely raise the "bisdak" eyebrows, perhaps there is good reason to develop more lands for nourishing crops and specialty foods other than our Lechon.
There is a huge and beautiful food basket South of our island, but still few are practicing organic planting methods. I'm sure there is the desire among farmers & advocates to go all the way for organic farming and we will get there. As of the moment, my country can even hardly rescue our farmers from El Niño.
Meanwhile, it's nice to find vendors who serve organic and unique food items from farms within and near Cebu. I'm really curious about the Goatery in Talay, Dumaguete. It's amazing that these people are making cheese in this crazy hot country.
A note on organic mangoes. Can you believe there are now organic Guimaras mangoes? I cannot imagine how you can grow organic mangoes because to me it's almost impossible! For mango fanatics like me, this is wild.
Have a nice and cheerful day, til the next market visit.