Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Top 5 Must-Do Activities at Gourmet Farms

Gourmet Farms has been around for 28 years and throughout those years, they have been serving the freshest and the finest products to its customers. At first, their intent was to source coffee beans from around the country and export it to the world. But over the years, they put up its own Organic farms, Gourmet Cafe and established Kitchen Exclusives that manufactures sauces, dips and ready to eat organic foods. But beside all this, did you know that you can do lots of things at Gourmet farms? Here's the Top 5:

GO BACK TO NATURE AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THEIR PLANTS AND HERBS GARDEN

If you've lived in the metro for too long, the sight of trees and rows and rows of plants and herbs can be amazing. Place like these  is enough to make you feel that you are one with nature and that there is still some place like this that you can go visit and enjoy. You can see familiar trees, lettuce and herbs among others. They have four varieties of lettuce: romaine, red sails, green ice and lollo rossa. Their herb garden boast of 17 types of herbs; mint, arugula, basil, parsley, tarragon, sage, rosemary, dill, lemon balm, spearmint, peppermint, Sorel, thyme, corriander, fennel, oregano and chives. It can be chewed fresh or used for cooking Take note that all their greens are organically grown. They are freshly harvested, triple washed and packed 18 to 24 hours before delivery. My favorite spot is their herb green house. The herbs sweet smelling scents make you think of food and wonderful places and exotic restaurants. You can avail of the farm tour for free if you’re eating at The Dining Room or you could pay 100 to avail of it.



EAT A SUMPTUOUS MEAL AT THE DINING ROOM

After that farm tour, I’m sure you will be hungry enough to devour a large meal. And foods at The Dining Room will not disappoint. The salad bar alone will make you forget the main dishes that await you. But you must sample their Italian and Mediterranean dishes and the to-die-for Panna Cotta.


Espresso Panna Cotta photos by Monica Remsy


SAMPLE THEIR COFFEES AND TEAS AND SEE HOW THEY ARE MADE AND ROASTED

Gourmet’s Coffee has been brewing since 1987. Being the premier coffee roasters in the country, they have 7 blends that you can choose from:  Baraco Batangas it has a strong, fruity flavor and aroma; Decaffeinated has a medium bodied aroma and bright flavor; Espresso Blend has sweet, fruity, winey undertones and gives a delightfully intense perk; Hazelnut Blend has a full bodied flavor and goodness of Cavite coffee with the subtle fragrance and hint of hazelnut; Premium Blend coffee with a medium-bodied, enticing floral aroma with bitter hints; Maynila Blend has a full bodied robust flavor of coffee; Mountain Grown Arabica originally indigenous to the mountains of Yemen, this blend is produce from the finest Arabica beans grown from the highlands of Benguet that gives off well balance flavor and aroma; and Reserve Blend has a nutty undertones and a perfect balance of medium bodied coffee that is sweet.

Official Photo by Gourmet Farms


They also manufacture medicinal, herbal teas and you can choose from this 7 exquisite and aromatic Filipino flavors; ampalaya, banaba, ginger, lagundi, malunggay, pito-pito and sambong. All of them are a must have and natural traditional flavors.

SHOP AND SNACK AT THEIR COUNTRY STORE Aside from coffees and teas the store has gourmet kitchen exclusives of dips and spreads, salad dressings, chili flakes. They are freshly prepared and bottled two days before delivery. What more they also have freshly baked breads and cookies and other souvenir items. They also offers light breakfast and snacks and the homey ambiance makes you feel right at home.


SPEND QUIET DAYS AT THE SANCTUARY OF ST. JOSEPH.
Aside from the farm, it also boasts of place quiet enough for retreats and meditation. The St. Joseph Sanctuary is exclusively for this purpose. Here they conduct the Solitudo, a 3 day holistic silent retreat. Their octagon shaped chapel is serene and quiet. And they have a room reserve for mini retreats and villas where you can stay overnight. One of the things I love about the chapel is the soft pebbles that surrounds the areas where you can do your station of the cross barefoot.

Soft Pebbles surrounding the chapel
I enjoyed my time at Gourmet Farms. You will too!
Photo by Jean Cyrene


Gourmet Farms is located at Silang, Cavite

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