50 Pesos Organic Coffee at Fresh Start Organic in Silay City, Bacolod

It's not the famous piaya and chicken inasal that brought us in Bacolod. It was a week of discovering the Organic Capital of the Philippine. It turned out to be a big surprise and truly amazing experience every time I would travel not doing some research. Although we had several organic farms visited a couple of months ago, this one was also kind a special and different. Learning and discovering new things are endless and I'm so grateful for the opportunities. Let's begin!


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For the side trip (as we always do, thanks ATI!) we were able to squeezed-in a quick turn to The Ruins in our itinerary. We had a great afternoon watching the sunset together with our blogger friends. Side trip and sightseeing will be featured on a separate post.

Sorry, I can't help but request hubby for a souvenir photo with these lovely sunflowers along the pathways leading to the lettuces and various herbs. Fresh Start Organic Farm was the third of five organic farms we visited during our trip to Negros.

Fresh Start Organic Farm Silay City

Just like the other organic farms, they grow lettuce and all the basic ingredients in making green salad, herbs and ornamental plants without using chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment.  

Read more about vermicast, African Night Crawler here. 
Fresh Start Organic Farm Silay City
Bed of lettuce
Aside from sunflowers, it's refreshing to see a tea tree. It was my first time. All I know is the tea tree oil and I would usually buy in GIGA.

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Tea Tree
Tea Tree in the Philippines
Tea Tree
and then there's the lush beds of lettuce. 

Bed of baby lettuce
Bed of baby lettuce
Capping our trip at Fresh Start Organic Farm, they brought us to one of their outlets located at Citywalk Central in Bacolod.

Fresh Start Organic Outlet


Central City Mall Negros

Fresh Start Organic Store in Central City Mall Negros
Fresh Start Organic Store in Central City Mall Negros
They have red, brown and black organic rice varieties and rain forest organic Coffee. 

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Freshly cooked piaya made with muscovado sold at P10-15 each. They also have other flavors such as coco sugar.  

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Muscovado Piaya

Fresh Start Organic Farm in Silay City

and variety of natural care products from lotion, bath soap, balms among others. 

Organic Skin Care Products

Wow, you wouldn't believe they are offering organic espressos for as low as Php 50 and organic coffee at Php 50. Where in Manila can you find a Php 50 organic coffee? Truly, Bacolod is the premier organic farming capital in the country.  

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Organic farms in the Philippines are in nowadays because people are changing lifestyle. The farms are not only producing non-chemically sprayed food, with continues studies and innovation on organic farming they are moving to what we call farm tourism. Soon, people will include visiting and booking their staycation in organic farms in their itineraries.

Hopefully more conventional farmers will realize the benefits of organic agriculture such as low-cost, environment-friendly and self-sustainable organic farming.

Pili & Pino Coconut Sugar

Our simple contribution starts with patronizing organic and all-natural products produced by Filipino farmers. Sharing the health benefits of consuming organic fruits and vegetables to our families and friends also plays an important role. Perhaps, we could invite them to attend a weekend organic markets and expo showcasing these products such the upcoming 1st Philippine Natural and Organic Products Expo running from October 17-19 at PICC

Read my previous and introductory post about #OrganicFarm, click here
Other travel-related articles and farm sites in Bukidnon

If you're interested on organic agriculture, visit the following links Philippine E-extension Portal Agricultural Training Institute or follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/pinoyeXtension

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