The result seemed to be not one but two: The cookbook, “What Happens When the Farmers Meet the Chefs”, and the Evia Producers Market.
The cookbook: “What Happens When the Farmers Meet the Chefs”, is a project that involves the farmers and the chefs themselves. The idea came after the farm tour adventures; organic and natural farm products discoveries; and the sharing of food and recipes during the meet ups.
The book is available at Evia Producers Market and at Amazon.com.
The people behind the cookbook
Moca Family Farm, together with other farmers and Chefs made the recipes of this cookbook, and the Farmers/Chefs in their own rights organized a market for natural farm products to be available to the public at the Evia Producers Market in Las Piñas.
The book’s concept according to Gigi Morris of Moca Farm, is not of a coffee table book but something that can be really used in the kitchen, thus a kitchen companion. The book has useful information about the cookbook itself, and some stories about ternatea, roselle, etc. It has measurements and equivalencies, the napkin folding, different kinds and uses of herbs & spices, and the last blank pages are for you to write your own recipes.
The Up-coming Project
Gigi announced: “We are launching another cookbook- a community cookbook that anybody can share. We are just opening the link to contributors.”
Gigi said that in this cookbook, anybody can contribute and the Chef will do the editing, but it would be a community cookbook for sharing Filipino regional recipes. She is hopeful that it would be out by the end of the year.
Evia Producers Market
It’s less than a year when the family farmers and producers from Batangas, Laguna and other neighboring towns made their way onto the Evia’s Parking area displaying a bounty of farm offerings for healthier eating.
Evia, according to Gigi has been good to them and these farmers continue to cater the needs of the growing public demands of fresh produce that are grown naturally without the harmful chemicals of commercial fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.
Starting Jan 10, 2014, the Producers Market at EVIA Lifestyle Center, Vista Mall in Daang Hari, Las Piñas is open every Saturday from 7am to 2pm, and the venue is no longer at the Mall’s car park but in an open space by the mall’s entrance.