Tinolang manok, pineapple glazed ham, crispy pata, beef stroganoff with broccoli, embutido, adobong baboy, and mechado; these were some of the tasty home-cooked meals served at Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) lately. My family and I went there on a short notice and we had a great time after the farm tour since the lunch didn’t disappoint!
It’s been a while that I have been telling my older brother and sister who’s who among the Learning Site (LS) partners of ATI-RTC X. Among the 40 Learning Sites, BAFF stands out as one of the bests.
BAFF is a model upland farm that practices sustainable ecological agriculture. On the farm, one can learn and experience the application of different farming systems in terms of farm production as well as nature conservation. It is also interesting to note that BAFF puts nature, agriculture and production into a harmonious balance. Everything on the farm has its specific role and all elements are interconnected from the planting of farm commodities down to food preparation. The farm, owned and managed by Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) president Henry Binahon with wife Perl has also improved a lot (improved is an understatement) since hosting the 1st MS National Summit in Northern Mindanao last year in September.
As for our dining experience, I had a hard time picking out the best dish around since each serving is a delightful treat of its own. The pineapple glazed ham was so tender it clings to the fork when I helped myself a slab of organic porcine meat. The tinolang manok with camote tops was bursting with flavor upon eager slurps since the star of the said soup were free range chickens. The mechado had a life of its own since it reminded me of a fiesta celebration at some point in my lifetime. For those who prefer to consume better carbs, our lunch came in with redolent black rice. Also considered as a superfood, the Kale juice conquered my taste buds since it was blended with cucumber, calamansi juice and a generous helping of wild honey for added verve. No wonder, we were not the only patrons enjoying our meal!
Something tells me that we will be coming over for more BAFF experience along with the cold nights and fireplace and dense forest and the food with more family members. Perhaps, for an overnight stay (or two).
BAFF has been dishing out good food since the early 2000 and now offers buffet on weekends or as per reservation arrangement. Their belly busters are worth checking out since it is very tasty.
You can reach BAFF at these contact details and particulars:
Cell Numbers: +63 (0)9178796890
Address: Binahon Agroforestry Farm
Facebook: Binahon Agroforestry Farm / BAFF