Day 308/365: Sugarleaf Makati Opening Soon!

Day 308/365: Sugarleaf Makati Opening Soon!

November 5, 2011

Your Haven Of Health

Recognising the clamour for a one-stop shop of healthy food items in the metropolis, Sugarleaf debuted in West Greenhills, San Juan in February 2011 followed by Urdaneta Village, in Makati by November 2011.

Living up to its mission of providing “foods that nourish” Sugarleaf features Healthy Picks, a mini-mart of locally-sourced produce from certified organic farms, which is the main ingredient of the restaurant’s all-day dining menu.

All items are available for take away and delivery.  A cozy dining area of up to 30 persons is available for intimate events such as reunions and meetings.

A wide selection of natural and organically-produced goods from the Philippines and overseas include free-range chicken, eggs, pork, yoghurt, kombucha, highland coffee & rice, natural sweeteners, home-made dips & dressings, air-dried tea, snacks among others.  Raw and super food ingredients for vegetarians and raw foodies are also available.

Local & imported super foods such as chia, maca, acai & raw cacao are available as well chilled & frozen, smoked & cured fish, meat & turkey, US-origin dried fruits, raw nuts.

Other exclusive product lines are available complementing Sugarleaf’s all-day dining menu:

  • Goody Kefir pro-biotic foods and drinks (from raw cow’s milk and coconut milk)
  • Sweety Pies…baked healthier is a range of high-fibre, low-glycemic desserts
  • FruitLife and TeaLife organic, natural and probiotic teas and juices (Coming Soon)
  • Jello’s Coco Kefir Ice Cream pro-biotic-rich and mostly vegan (dairy-free) frozen confections

Health and wellness talks, seminars and workshops go beyond food and complement the Sugarleaf experience.

Sugarleaf is named after stevia, a plant whose leaves possess an intense sweetening capability.  Though somewhat controversial in its earlier years, stevia is totally safe and is highly regarded because it has anti-oxidant properties, has zero calories, and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.

Sugarleaf imbibes sweetness, happy thoughts and feelings linked with healthy living and organic lifestyle.

Healthy Is The New COOL!  Healthy food can be hip, young, delicious and great enjoyed with friends and family.


Sugarleaf Makati

Day 279/365: Agri-Pinoy, The New Beginning

Day 279/365: Agri-Pinoy, The New Beginning

October 07, 2011

The tag line of this event was really catchy, “A New Beginning”. This statement truly signify hopes to our countries agricultural industry.

What is Agri-Pinoy?

Agrikulturang Pilipino (Agri-Pinoy) is the overall strategic framework for the agricultural services and programs of the national government for 2011-2016. The four guiding principles of Agri-Pinoy are sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, broad-based local partnerships, and support services from farm to table.

Eleven priority regions for implementation have been identified – Caraga, Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, IX, XI, and XII, and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. A major feature is Oplan Seeding Project to promote collaborative undertakings from organizations and institutions outside the government.

Among Agri-Pinoy’s priority thrusts are irrigation services, extension services, establishment of trading centers, organic agriculture, and public-private partnerships. The government is setting up trading centers nationwide with warehouses, cold storage, commercial areas, processing centers and post-harvest facilities.

Under the program, mitigation measures were carried out for the vegetable industry in Benguet during the frost in January 2011. Nueva Vizcaya has emerged as the country’s second major “salad bowl”. It helped to restore and rehabilitate communal irrigation systems in Davao. The help of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PRRI), in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and other plant breeding institutions, is being tapped to develop new and improved rice varieties adaptable to environment change and emerging pests and diseases.

In the next five years, the program, given enough support and impetus, is expected to boost government as well as private sector efforts to attain food security and self-sufficiency for the nation.


This new beginning project serves as a green light for the emerging market of Health and Wellness Lifestyle which Sugarleaf promotes in the metropolis. Sugarleaf advocates organic farming and bringing foods that nourish. We believe in the sayings that “Let your food be your medicine”. Also, Filipinos should now be aware on different types of farm produce and promotes partnership with experts and non-capitalist growers whose intent is to make money over a peoples bad eating habits. Our advocacy in Sugarleaf is to fill-in your body with nutrients that will make it a balance and not just to fill-in your stomach. Your health is our wealth in promoting good health, and prolonging good life!

Philippine Agriculture Project












Yours truly,

Sugarleafers 🙂