Buenas Diaz Mushroom Farm used to be a poultry farm then converted into a mushroom production farm early part of this year.
Buenas Diaz Farm
“Buenos dias” is Good Morning in Spanish, The proprietor use this wonderful greeting and play of words then incorporated their surname “Diaz” and not “Dias” and that “Buenas” would refer to the evolved Tagalog word for good luck.
They get the technical training including the sourcing of spawns and mushroom production and processing know-how from the Central Luzon State University. DTI and TESDA Bulacan is also helping them thru their trade bazaars and shows.
oyster mushroom production area
Majority of the of their production were oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) in fruiting bags and their by-products. The production area also includes misting system, which help regulates the temperature and humidity inside.
out of youth children earn part time at this farm
Buenas Diaz farm produce is worth patronizing aside from of their various food preparations is their contribution to providing livelihood opportunities to local residents either as hired labor or as contract growers.
They also hired some out of school teenagers which the parents cannot afford to send them to school. The farm is slowly increasing their output and joining the bandwagon of farm tourism.
chocolate cake, puto, baked lasagna, pancit malabon
The mushroom farm offers the local farmers off-season labor opportunities in the preparation of fruiting bags which is quite labor intensive.
mushroom chicharon in different flavors
This farm came up with various mushroom products. like the crispy mushroom “chicharon”, it came in various tastes – the plain, cheese, garlic, spicy barbecue, salted eggs, sour and cream. There were few combinations like spicy garlic and cheese barbecue.
The group also enjoyed first hand the culinary skills as the host prepared dishes using oyster mushroom that are freshly gathered from their farm.
This is everyone’s favorite, their version of fried mushroom ala chicharon style. These are freshly prepared with the use of fresh oyster mushroom, batter mixture and other ingredients.
The dehydrated products could be ground, converted to powder can be used in soups and even medicine.
They are also joining other local bazaars and trade show in order to further promote their products.
group photo ( photo courtesy of Buenas Diaz farm)
Note: We visited the farm upon the special arrangement made by Mr. Ervin Garcia, Diaz family and local government. We are also careful by not entering the production area to avoid contamination.
Buenas Diaz Mushroom Farm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Buenas-Diaz-Farm-1055535507929760/
Address: 797 Magdangal, Camias, San Miguel, Bulacan province
Contact : 0917-136-9075/ 0977-825-5899/ 0936-168-8857