“To us, good food always means two things – they are delicious, they are nutritious.”
That’s what Proudly-Filipino brand First Harvest infuses in their every jar of goodness ever since their founding in November 2013. They make it a point to always use choice ingredients to whip up healthy and delicious food products, especially their loved spreads line-up.
First Harvest’s bestseller, the Peanut Spread (P174.75, 250g; P274.75, 450g) is loved for its all-natural blend of rich roasted peanuts delicately sweetened by honey.
It also has a Filipino take on the much-raved about salted caramel flavor: Salted Coco Caramel (P 149.75, 140g). Its layers of flavors with aromatic sesame seeds and a dash of salt – is a far cry from the regular coco jam.
Kids love the texture of the Peanut Crunch (P289.75, 250g; P289.75, 450g). It combines the flavors of the peanut spread with a pop of pinipig.
Every bite is free from extenders, artificial flavors, and preservatives.The brand’s development process involves reviving heritage recipes and using homegrown ingredients for its products.
“We use real ingredients and no extenders. Whenever possible, only natural preservatives are used in our products. We aim to give mothers a healthy alternative to feed their families. By using only real ingredients, we ensure that our food is not only delicious and flavorful, but they also satisfy and nourish,” explains Tajen Sui, Co-Founder of First Harvest.
Besides being a perfect pair for your favorite breads, First Harvest is a social enterprise aiming to bring back quality of life through homemade products. It employs partners from GK Enchanted Farm, and aims to enrich agricultural industries.
“When we started First Harvest, we had no business background. All we knew was we wanted to help women in poor communities. We partnered with two women who lived in a community in GK Enchanted Farm, Tita Cora and Tita Aida, who were already making homemade peanut butter from local ingredients. The samples they made eventually became the products we enjoy now,” shares Sui.
As a social enterprise, First Harvest participates in rural development by manufacturing straight in farming communities. This way, the brand can source the freshest ingredients straight from the farmers, and create employment opportunities through its manufacturing chain.
According to Sui, they want to create value for our community partners – whether they’re agrarian reform beneficiaries or local women who can be taught how to make the products. First Harvest wants to be a platform to share their talent and to connect them to opportunities.
First Harvest spreads are now available in 40 outlets nationwide. Grab them from Human Nature branches nationwide, Balai Pandesal, B GOOD Store, Alabang-based Real Food and selected Echostore branches. For more information, please visit http://First Harvest.ph.