August 10, 2013
Ernest Escaler is the president of Gourmet Farms Inc., the producer of the delicious lettuce and pesto chips in yesterday's post. He began the farm in 1987 with coffee beans, then added herbs and vegetables in the 90s during the slump in the coffee market. Even back then, all of the farm's produce were organically grown—when "organic" wasn't being boasted about in product packaging (at least, not here in the Philippines). Gourmet Farms' retail products now include bottled salad dressings, pasta sauces, spreads, and dips, all made from their organic produce and all free from preservatives, too.