Organic Gourmet Farms Tour

Organic Gourmet Farms Tour

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Hope you’ve visited our review of The Dining Room and joined their lavish giveaway. While we’re at it, how about an organic tour at Gourmet Farms? PLUS ANOTHER CHRISTMAS GIFT!

Gourmet Farms Grass Signage_

Gourmet Farms Grass Signage_

It all started with a juicing detox. I wanted to commence a great milestone in my life by dipping into the world of health and balance. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not the boring and bland lifestyle that you envisage. It’s about a test of discipline and moderation. After three straight days of juicing, I have proven I could do it. So why not digress a little bit from my usual “meaty” and “ricey” lifestyle…Lettuce chips, anyone?!

Lettuce Chips

Lettuce Chips

It was my partner Bhing who made the discovery. At the building where she goes to work, there was a new kid on the block. It had that catchy blue and orange logo of a coffee bean and a leaf. It read, “Gourmet Farms”.

Gourmet Farms - Logo

Gourmet Farms – Logo

That day was when she got herself officially hooked…which she passed on to her colleagues…And passed on to me…which I passed on to my mom and sis. And yes, we got addicted!

When Bhing brought me some chips, dip and spread, I wanted a souvenir as these were sure to vanish in no time. Julie had swayed me into taking photos of things that make me happy until they last :). So very quickly I did.

Salsa and spread - from the fridge

Salsa and spread – from the fridge

Bhing and I had met with Ms Ginny and Doc Jason. They were just as excited as we were. We were going to have some gastronomic lunch at The Dining Room. Afterwards, a tour of the organic farm. Gourmet Farms generously provides complimentary tours for diners and patrons of its Country Store.

Path to the Organic Farm

Path to the Organic Farm

The cool Silang/Tagaytay breeze was an excellent companion to start the 12-hectare farm tour. At the onset, I knew the tour was going to be special. Lettuce and herbs are close to my heart. But, organic! Double the bliss!

Farm View

Farm View

Here we met the prized farm workers who ensure the health of the soil for a healthy organic produce.

Tender Loving Care  - Vermiculture

Tender Loving Care – Vermiculture

Tender Loving Care - Farm Workers

Tender Loving Care – Farm Workers

There were some of my favourite herbs. Basil was the farm’s first herb produced and sold in the market. That was how the herb earned a spot in Gourmet Farms’ brand logo.

Sweet and Purple Basil - Greenhouse

Sweet and Purple Basil – Greenhouse

Finding different types of lettuce in the fields was an absolute “salad” moment. Doc J quipped we should have brought some dressing to pour over the beds of greens and started snacking.

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Red Sail Lettuce

Red Sail Lettuce

Lollo Rossa Lettuce

Lollo Rossa Lettuce

All types of potted herbs and greens are available for purchase at the Country Store. Some of these include tarragon, arugula, thyme, rosemary, sage and more.

Greenhouse Visit

Greenhouse Visit

We met these cute babies at the nursery. In the farm you will find the stages like that of a human being – from birth to adulthood. The clouds were getting darker and heavy we started heading back after a few snap shots.

The Nursery 1

The Nursery 1

The Nursery 2

The Nursery 2

I’m going out on a limb here to state that to truly appreciate food, one has to see where it comes from. After doing the tour, I brought with me a seal of guarantee that what I ingested at The Dining Room was clean, fresh, organic and underwent a tender-loving-care system.

Water Pumping Windmill

Water Pumping Windmill

Just as we were concluding the thought-provoking farm visit, it poured. A brilliant idea came to my mind. Time for that dessert! Plus, Julie’s favourite morning upper – COFFEE!

The Cafe - Gourmets Cafe

The Cafe – Gourmets Cafe

Gourmets Cafe - Interior

Gourmets Cafe – Interior

Gourmet’s Cafe serves freshly brewed coffee. It also houses a wide range of the farm’s products.

Gourmet's Cafe - Coffee on a Rainy Afternoon

Gourmet’s Cafe – Coffee on a Rainy Afternoon

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Blueberry Cheesecake- Gourmets Cafe

Blueberry Cheesecake- Gourmets Cafe

Gourmet Farms’ first product ever was coffee – carefully picked, blended, roasted and packed. We are hoping to do a Coffee 101 Tour and to share the experience with you next time.

Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

I certainly want another farm to table meal at The Dining Room. I would likewise wish to do another rejuvenating tour of the organic farm. Over a soothing cup of coffee I said to myself, “Gourmet Farms GOURMET’D my day”!

Gourmets Cafe - Freshly Brewed Coffee

Gourmets Cafe – Freshly Brewed Coffee

GOURMET GIVEAWAY (For Philippine residents only):

Gourmet Farms would love to meet NOT ONE BUT TWO of Gourmet Getaways avid readers and his/her family or friends. The prize: P2500 GIFT BASKET EACH to TWO (2) WINNERS *See terms & conditions.

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Terms and conditions
1. The prize may be claimed at Gourmet’s Café only until 31 January 2015, from 8am to 9pm.
2. Coordination with Gourmet’s Café at least two (2) days before pick up is required.
3. Contents of the gift basket may not be exchanged for other items.
4. Not convertible to cash but transferable.
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Gourmet Getaways visited as guests of Gourmet Farms. The opinions contained in this review are written without bias and in accordance with Gourmet Getaways’ disclosure policy.

Gourmet Farms & Gourmet’s Cafe

Km. 52 Aguinaldo Highway,
Barangay Buho, Silang Cavite (near Tagaytay Rotunda)
Phone: (046) 865.1064 
Manila Office
2/F PCPD Bldg. Pasong Tamo Ext. Taguig City
Phone: (02) 757.3001 local 404/405

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  1. I would like to try their Salsa Dip.

  2. That’s a great organic farm and thanks for the tour. They’re certainly growing an amazing variety of produce – I wouldn’t mind a ‘backyard’ like that myself xx

  3. What a fun destination! And now I’m craving lettuce chips and I have no idea what they taste like…but I think I’d love them 🙂

  4. I would love to go here! If I don’t win, I will just visit this wonderful place! Thank you for this great article. 🙂

  5. i would like to try everything esp the coffee

  6. This tour looks so good, thanks for the insight into all this fresh produce 🙂
    I would love to visit!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. J’aime bien le concept et le café. Chips de salade? J’auras bien aime les gouter 😉

  8. Oh what a fabulous tour! I love all the greens, so fresh and healthy.

  9. I would love this, right up my alley! Sorry I don’t live there 🙁

  10. I need to taste that cheesecake. great giveaway.

  11. What an amazing place to visit 🙂

  12. Tini Tadeo-Castillo :

    Freshly brewed arabica coffee, aaah I can smell it from here! And those blueberry cheesecake looks delish! Trying my luck if I can snag these goodies! great review and very helpful for the adventurous palate 😉

  13. What Gourmet Farms product have you tried or would you like to try?
    Answer: The gourmet farms product that i like to try is apple pie.

  14. I would like to try LETTUCE CHIPS and BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE ^___^

  15. I would like to try most the BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE <3

  16. I would like to try this gourmet farm for a change. This is something new and I would like to bring along my family

  17. anne miklos sarvida :

    i would love to try these gourmet products

  18. The organic farm looks and sounds pretty amazing!So does all the yummy food 🙂 Would love to visit sometime!

  19. I want to try their coffee.. I’m a coffee lover <3

  20. Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay :

    I would love to try their blueberry cheesecake. 🙂

  21. I want to try Lettuce Chips.. it seems so yummy and healthy

  22. i wanna try cheesecake 🙂 looks so yummy!

  23. I would like to try the Lettuce Chips! Can’t wait to try it! Looks Yummy!

  24. i really want to try the lettuce chips, sounds interesting and tasty.

  25. I want to try the blueberry cheesecake. Looks yummy!

  26. the greens look absolutely so lush! so healthy too!

  27. Maricel Fajardo :

    I would like to try the lettuce chip and the Blueberry Cheesecake looks really apealling and yummy.

  28. Kimberly Camille Tiu :

    I’d love to try the Blueberry Cheesecake, looks tasty

  29. I like yo try the Apple Pie and their coffee 🙂

  30. i want to try all because it all looks organic! yummy! tasty! specially the Coffee Beans. me and my mom loves coffee. 🙂

  31. Maricel Fajardo :

    Awesome.. I would like to try Blueberry Cheesecake and Lettuce Chips

  32. I super like BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE and coffee beans. I’d like to try them!

  33. I would like to try the lettuce chips and the Blueberry Cheesecake looks really healthy and yummy.

  34. This is so Nice. Looking forward on this!

  35. This is Nice! Looking forward on this!

  36. Roselle :

    A place where you want to leave all your stress and problems. I would like to try their coffee and blueberry cheesecake. 🙂

    • Roselle Sapanghila :

      This is a place where I want to leave all my stress and problems. I would like to try their coffee and blueberry cheesecake. 🙂

  37. I’d love to try their Pesto chips and salsa dip! 🙂

  38. mercy grace Dela cruz :

    I want to try Gourmet’s Cafe freshly brewed coffee. I’m a coffee lover.

  39. I’d love to try their Pesto chips

  40. I would like to try the apple pie with freshly brewed coffee, I feel that they are perfect for each other!

  41. sherry ann gole cruz :

    I love to try Gourmet’s Cafe freshly brewed coffee.

  42. Jerlyn Dela VEga :

    I would love to try the lettuce chips. I’ve been in love with lettuce so guess this one would taste good and its kinda unique.

  43. Patricia Marie Salvador :

    I’d love to try everything! But since I’m a coffee lover, freshly brewed coffee would be the first on the list! Plus the cheesecake!!

  44. Mariecyl Valdez-Chua :

    i would definitely want to try the freshly brewed coffee, to perk up my day!

  45. Would love to try their lettuce chips and salsa selection. 🙂

  46. I would like to try All of your product thanks and Merry Christmas

  47. Vivian Aguilar :

    I’m excited to try their lettuce chips, freshly brewed coffee and many more. I have tried some of their salad dressing and I love it!

  48. iwant to try their lettuce chips.. Or maybe all of their organic products? hahahaha.. 🙂

  49. i would love to try all your product

  50. #GourmetFarms
    I want to win,to become a guest in Gourmet Farm. I hope to win and to taste the Lettuce Chips. It’s my first time to hear that the Lettuce Chips. So, I am curios…

    😀 😀 😀 🙂 <3

  51. I would like to try because I really want to shift to healthy living and eating this coming year 🙂


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