Monday, September 25, 2023

Cavite’s Happy Garden at the SM Malls


Cavite’s Happy Garden at the SM Malls

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Cavite’s Happy Garden at the SM Malls

Organic green salad with edible flowers from Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay . . . crispy mushrooms and mushroom sauces from Joyce Mushroom Kitchen . . . pure bee honey from Marshal’s Farm that can also be used as a face cream . . . hand crafted Lumos soy candles . . . fresh herbs to spice up your meals– Italian oregano, java mint, and tarragon. Cavite’s Happy Garden, held recently at SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Bacoor and SM City Molino, was a delightful treasure trove of local produce, plants, and wellness products.

This  one-stop shop presented healthier and more natural options from local farmers and small entrepreneurs in Cavite and nearby towns in support of the micro business unit. The exhibit showcased a variety of crops, herbal and medicinal plants, and different organic byproducts. It also featured plants in light of the growing plantito and plantita community in the region.

This is not surprising as Cavite, which is situated at the entrance of Manila Bay, is a largely agricultural province, characterized by rolling hinterlands, coastal and alluvial plains, and forest lands. It also has a scenic upland mountainous area where one can find the breathtakingly beautiful city of Tagaytay, and southern parts of Silang and Amadeo with its pineapple and coffee plantations as well as with cutflower production.

Cavite’s Happy Garden featured healthy food and wellness options inspired by the beauty and magical experience of Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay, including fruit jams, Spanish specialties like Tendon Callos in Olive Oil, and its Botanicals range of organic skin and haircare products.

Joyce Mushroom Kitchen’s booth had its famous white oyster mushrooms as well as its Mushroom Bagoong and Chilli Sauce; while Hive’s and Marshal’s Farm had some of the best raw organic honey.

If you’re turning to a Plantito or a Plantita who wants to start a mini garden in your own home, Cavite’s Happy Garden bloomed with wide variety of plants and herbs available in the exhibit. Adorable and minimalist pots, hangers, and plants racks delighted the garden enthusiasts.

Cavite’s Happy Garden was one of the many exciting community projects of SM’s Cavite malls.