Amazing Array of Mushroom Products at Buenas Diaz Mushroom Farm

Buenas Diaz Mushroom Farm used to be a poultry farm then converted into a mushroom production farm early part of this year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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oyster mushroom

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.

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chocolate cake, puto, baked lasagna, pancit malabon

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chocolate cake

The mushroom farm offers the local farmers off-season labor opportunities in the preparation of fruiting bags which is quite labor intensive.

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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.

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mushroom sisig

The group also enjoyed first hand the culinary skills as the host prepared dishes using oyster mushroom that are freshly gathered from their farm.

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fried mushroom

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.

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mushroom patty

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.

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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

Stunning Landscape Exhibits at the Los Baños Horticultural Society 2018

The landscape exhibit executed by Mr. Bong Pionela and Mrs. Delia Pionela emerged as first place in the landscape exhibit at the Los Baños Horticultural Society 2018 mid-year show.

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The exhibition and trade fair bazaar is located at the Senior Social Hall within the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna province.

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Mrs. Delia Pionela pose at the award winning booth ( photo courtesy of Mrs. Delia Pionela)

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first place exhibit

The exhibit had some flowering yellow and orange marigolds, ferns, driftwoods, palms and Alcantarea imperialis

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Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. officers together with Dr. Helen Valmayor, Rey Pimentel , Prof. Fernando Aurigue Jr. ( photo courtesy of Mr. Noel Vincent “Botchie” Canicula)

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2nd place landscape exhibit booth

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exhibit booth with ornamental plants and tree ferns

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different kinds of variegated agave, bromeliads, palms and foliage plants

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Alocasia heterophllya cv “Corazon Aquino” won as “Best in Show”

Aside from the landscape exhibits and plant display, There are over 50 stalls selling different items ranging from potted plants, orchids, fruit trees, flowering annuals, cacti and succulents, fertilizers and a trade fair area.

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community booth

This is an exhibit area where winners of Best cacti, Best bromeliad and variegated plants are displayed.

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The exhibition and trade fair area opens from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm starting tomorrow until October 14, 2018.

Note : Photo credit are from Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula, Tar Hata and Mrs. Delia Pionela

Ms. Wilma B.Dumayas -contact person
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Note: There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 25 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and pwd’s.

Highlights of the 1st San Miguel de Mayumo Festival

San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan celebrated their 1st festival held last September 26, 2018.

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palabunutan

Palabunutan ( pick a prize game) This use to be common in almost every street corner in Metro Manila. Most of the items up for grabs are colorful plastic toys, junk foods, coins, stickers or cards. These type of game are sometimes not allowed within a certain distance from schools. Some unscrupulous vendor solicit some form of gambling among the children. They use to cost a peso several years ago. This one cost Php 5.00 for every pick (bunot)- a number correspond to a prize. In this case, coins or bills.

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fresh water fishes like koi, swordtails, pangasius, gold fishes and mollies for sale

fresh water aquarium fishes also entice children and hobbyists, They are often sold by ambulant vendors.

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food, plants, kakanins, vegetables, fruits are sold at the bazaar

We arrived past 7:00 am at the town’s plaza where Umagang Kay Ganda, a popular early morning show of ABS-CBN channel 2 had a remote broadcast.

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Mr. Squid

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coconut shell race

Sangkayaw is coconut shell race which is popular traditional race in the Tagalog provinces.

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Arnis is national sport and martial art of the Philippines

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local band

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Salangan Vegetable Growers Association ( SAVEGA)

Assorted Vegetables- Mr. Armando Alvarez

Contact :0916-8907953

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different kinds of vegetables

Sir Lebon Ong and the rest of the group bought some vegetables and calamansi at this stall.

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Kim Mig’s chicharon

Address: 1023 San Jose, San Miguel, Bulacan

Contact : 0922-9150912/ 0926-167-9762

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Liam’s mushroom chicharon, polvoron , mushroom vinegar and other dishes made from mushroom.

Address: #203, San Agustin, San Miguel, Bulacan

Contact : 0946-9023982

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Camarillo Farm-Barangay Sibul, San Miguel,Bulacan

Contact Person: Mr. Gino Camarillo (0917-8685806)

Camarillo farm specializes on goat and cattle farm, some of their products includes goat milk soaps and essential oils.

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smoked tilapia and galunggong

The trade fair and flea market area proudly showcased culinary treats, vegetables, kakainins, ornamental plants, watermelon, achara/atsara, pastillas, chicharon, salted duck eggs, preserve longganisa, tocino, pork, farm, dairy products, local food establishments among other products.

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Saint Micheal of Archangel Church

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local agriculture officer, Honorable Mayor Marivee “Ivy” Mendez-Coronel together with Mr. Ervin Garcia and Ms. Nica Santiago -councilor)

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school children in colorful native costumes

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local female usherette in modern Filipiñana attire

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Vedasto R. Santiago High School -Salacot, San Miguel, Bulacan

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school children

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pastillas wrapper

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pastillas paper wrappers with artistic designs ( photo courtesy : Mr. Lebon Ong )

These are pastillas wrappers from Japanese papers, made by these women.

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R.I.C Ms. Cecilia F. Dela Cruz ( in red apron) Photo courtesy of Mr. Lebon Ong

Smoked fish produced by Rural Barangay based product development which includes: Tinapang Tilapia, galunggong and bangus.

Contact Person : Ms. Cecilia F. Dela Cruz ( 0997-9000971)

Barangay Pulong Bayabas, San Miguel, Bulacan

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Mayor Marivee “Ivy” Mendez-Coronel, Hon. Nica Santiago together with bloggers, media and industry practitioners ( photo courtesy of Mr. Ervin Garcia )

The group enjoyed the program and the warm hospitality extended to our group. We are honored to be invited to this momentous occasion.

Los Baños Horticultural Society Show set from October 5 to 14, 2018

Los Baños Horticultural Society will be having their mid-year garden show slated from October 5 to 14, 2018  at the Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines -Los Baños campus.

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This year’s theme is very festive with wonderful ornamental plants, fruits trees, flowering plants, orchids and among others.

One of the highlights of the show is the landscape exhibit competition, individual plant competition, lectures/ talk and trade bazaar.

There will be over 60 stalls selling different agricultural products, plants, potteries and regional products.

For more information about the show, Please visit Los Baños Horticultural Society group

Ms. Wilma B.Dumayas -contact person
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Note: There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 25 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and pwd’s.

 

72nd Philippine Orchid Society’s Big Winners at the Show

Philippine Orchid Society’s 72nd mid-year orchid and garden show set of winners. There were few Vanda sanderiana that were exhibited at the ongoing show. This is because  waling-waling had bloomed a little bit earlier.

Big Winners

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Best in Show and Best Vanda sanderianaVanda sanderiana ” pink”

Exhibitors: Ms. Lorna Latorre and Ms. Erly Egargue

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Best Dendrobium – Dendrobium Kasem Gold ( 4N)

Exhibitors: Ms. Lorna Latorre and Ms. Erly Egargue

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Best Oncidium Alliance- Tolumnia Genting Pink Lady

Exhibitors: Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

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Best Scented Orchid – BLC. MEM ANNO 

Exhibitor: Malvarosa Orchids c/o Atty. Hernando Perez

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Best Cattleya –  Cattlianthe Qing Ming Thirteen ” Red Grape”

Exhibitor: Ms. Evangeline” Vangie” Go

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Best Paphiopedilum -Paphiopedilum Mint Chocolate ( Paph malipoense x leucochilum)

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

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Best Vandaceous Alliance – Vanda Gordon Dillon x Vanda Fuch’s Delight

Exhibitor: Mr. Rufino Seguban

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Best Phalaenopsis – Phalaenopsis (Fusheng’s Golden Age X Fusheng Sweet Paradise)

Exhibitor: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

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Best Philippine Species and Best Other Genera: Coelogyne asperata 

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

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Best Other Genera – Monopodial Orchid and Best Cultured Plant 

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Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

There will be daily lectures and talks until September 10. There are also almost 60 stalls with different kinds of orchids, plants, plastic  pots, fertilizers and other items for sale.

There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 30 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and pwd with valid Id’s.

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