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Costales Nature Farms’ Harvest Festival

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Food and Travel, Green Exchange

One of our pioneer partner-farms in Pinoy Organics is Costales Nature Farms. It is situated just below the foot of Mount Banahaw, Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna.

farm house

The Farm House

Telco executive-turned-farmer Ronald Costales and his wife Josie personally toured us in their much smaller family farm when we visited in April 2010. Since then, we have worked together in several projects promoting organics. Ronald was awarded as “Organic Farmer of the Year” by the Department of Agriculture during the recently held National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC) in Cebu. Currently, Josie is the Treasurer and one of our co-Board of Trustees in Organic Producers and Traders Association of the Philippines (OPTA Philippines).

Today, this couple has successfully grown their business to a commercial scale, integrated and  sustainable organic farm that supplies top hotels, restaurants and organic grocers. They are the first and only partner farmers of Healthy Options Organic Local Farm which was launched yesterday.

costales farms

Costales Farms’ Seedling Greenhouse

The farm is certified organic by NICERT and  has a land area of five (5) hectares.  It is the first Agritourism destination in the Philippines accredited by Department of Tourism. The farming practices are based on the Japanese Farming Systems and Korean Natural Farming wherein micro organisms play a vital role not only in enriching the soil but also in the production of vegetables, fruits, fish, poultry and livestock.

Costales Nature Farms‘ mission is for Filipinos to “experience the freshness of nature”.

lettuce

Organically-grown Romaine Lettuce

This Sunday, January 27th, experience nature and farm life as they hold their 1st Harvest Festival.

Yes, harvest all you can! Pick your own organic veggies, herbs and spices, free range poultry and eggs and organic pork at farm gate prices.

Dine at the farm and enjoy all natural, ready to eat organic salad and organic dishes. Feast on the freshly butchered poultry and pork, live tilapia fish and catfish ‘hito’ from the pond  and cooked without artificial ingredients. There will be guided farm tours, lectures and demonstrations.

Freshly picked salad greens and Josie’s special dressing

Costales Farms-Tinolang Manok

Costales Farms’ version of Tinolang Manok (with chicken liver and lemongrass)

Costales Farms-Grilled Tilapia

Grilled Tilapia – Literally from farm-to-plate!

Costales Farms-BBQ Liempo

Grilled Organic Pork Liempo

You can also opt to visit Majayjay Falls, a tourist’s destination which is located near the farm. Experience all these activities with your family and friends  at the farm. The once-in-a-lifetime experience is worth the trip.

The entrance fee to the event is FREE.

Agrilink 2011-Costales Farms

Organic Carrots

 

Have you tried picking your own salad veggies or catching a live fish?

 

COSTALES NATURE FARMS
Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna
Philippines
Contact Person: Josie Costales
+63917 544 2023

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