There has been this movement for some time now.
It’s all about being healthier, greener, and more aware of not only what we put out there in the universe and for Mother Earth, but it’s also about what we put into our bodies.
And this is where it is important to remember the saying, “You are what you eat.”
I know, I know, we have all heard this before.
But to be honest, I don’t really know if I can trust all the labels here when they say “organic” because there is not much of a governing body to monitor exactly what “organic” is. We have to be careful of all of the local products we consume because we aren’t just making decisions for ourselves anymore if we have kids. We are actually making decisions daily, that can affect our children’s children as well.
Disclaimer: I don’t buy everything organic. I buy what I feel is healthier for my family given the choices readily available to me with my budget constraints taken into consideration. BUT, I buy organic when I can and when it’s available locally, in my area.
When I go grocery shopping (in three different supermarkets and specialty stores near my house) I make decisions considering a few factors.
- I want to know that it’s good for my kids. It’s got to be healthy.
- Nobody suffered in the process of making it for us.
- It’s even easier for me to purchase a product if it is local, handmade, has cute packaging, and is socially responsible.
I liken this whole decision making process to loving local in the same way that I love going to Saturday Markets. While I enjoy eating imported cheeses and other products that I cannot source locally, I also appreciate the ability to buy local ingredients from local farmers knowing that I’m doing my small part to reduce my carbon foot print, and support local industry as well.
Backyard Farms provides a healthier choice of chicken for families here in Manila. Without getting too technical, I will try and explain how Tisha shared why Backyard Farms would be a healthier alternative to the other chickens that are out there.
A Backyard Farms Chicken is
- pasture raised
- horomone free
- antibiotic free
- eats all natural feeds
What does this mean? It means that your chickens run free and don’t live in cages or huge cement pens. It means that their ground feeds are natural and do not contain antibiotics or growth horomones. And it means that instead of being force fed to live a maximum of 21 days before going to slaughter and ending up in your grocery store, they live an average of 60-90 days before being slaughtered, blast frozen, vacuum sealed, and distributed to chosen locations around the country.
Now, even if I don’t buy organic all the time for my family, I can appreciate the energy that goes into raising chickens in a more natural way. It just makes sense. It feels like a simpler decision that works for a family who is more aware of what we consume.
Backyard Farms is another addition to the many choices of LOCAL farmers that we have, who are making more responsible choices in producing our food. Together, with some of the other tried and true brands that I follow and purchase, this allows me to continue to make healthy dishes for my family.
Backyard Farms has individual distributors in General Santos City, Alabang, Antipolo, Cebu, and Davao. To order your own pasture raised chicken call or text 0917-673-7796
joey @ 80 breakfasts says
I am the same as you…I try to buy organic, local, all-natural as much as I can considering my budget and my sanity 🙂 I won’t lie, there are imported items that I love and continue to buy but I also love to support local farmers so it’s great to hear about these guys! Will definitely check them out!