Food Service Business Partners with Local Farms for Fresh Ingredients

Eat Matters PH is a food business that specializes in ‘paluto’ and diet meals. The owner, Isi Laureano, is a professional cook who recognizes the need for healthy and delicious meals. She knows that aside from the flavor and consistency of the meals that she serves, its health benefits are equally important, as well. That is why she only gets her fresh produce from trusted sources.

“When I was very much into the bazaars back in the day, I wanted to have a platform where I can cater to produce food events, etc. I started to make a special pop-up in my neighborhood. It was a ticketed event and they got the whole package of this scrumptious menu that was all local, all homemade and all fresh because Eat Matters makes our local food matters,” Isi shares.

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Fresh farm ingredients

Eat Matters PH sources their fresh ingredients from local farms such as Teraoka Family Farm, Igorot’s Charm Café or ANI.ph, Kai Farms, Gus Growcery, Grassroots & Co. Farms, and Future Fresh, among others.

‘I mostly source vegetables like different kinds of sweet potatoes, all kinds of tomatoes, and fresh green,” Isi explains.
Through her business, Isi does not only promote her local farm partners, but she was also able to help lessen the amount of food wasted from oversupply from farms.

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“Supporting local farms and advocating local produce has been my agenda ever since. It is great to work directly with our local farmers because they get all the profit for their hard work. You appreciate more of all the things they do so the food on our tables is more appreciated,” Isi said.

Furthermore, she said that she also learned a lot from the local farmers, not only on farming but also on current issues concerning the agriculture sector.

“It is important to just use local as it helps our economy and environment. It’s very good to know that what you are eating comes from the best local farms,” she ended.