When we found out about the organic produce as well as the pastry dough it didn’t take much convincing to head over to Banilad today. This is where we bumped into Eleanor who’s setup an organic farm while writing a book on wellness which ended up the organic food being a sideline project on awareness. After about 30mins with April busy looking elsewhere chatting with Eleanor it became very obvious she knows her stuff as well as being green fingered. There are plenty of herbs for sale as well as organic produce such as lettuce, carrots and tomatoes but we also got our hands on some good Feta cheese from Eleanor which comes up from Davao haven’t tried it yet but I know many other people have cheese needs and this ones bound to hit the mark in comparison to a lot of the other stuff that’s available locally. Now for a free plug of the cheese makers for those of you wanting to order more stock its :-http://www.malagosfarmhouse.com/products.php
For herbs and local organic produce you can get hold of Eleanor via her email address (currently doesn’t have a website) Libotriv@yahoo.com
Now back to the original reason we were there our pastry! but we were also in luck with the sellers there as they had a good selection of pastry and bread which were of very high quality and in a European style and flavour. Very artisan in their methods.
Its a company called Pan Di Mio who supplied the pita breads and whole wheat tortillas you can get hold of them via their website :- http://www.SweetMelissaPastries.Blogspot.com as you can see on their site there is a lot of food to choose from not all the healthy option mind but if your setting up a coffee shop maybe a good source of reliable stock.