Good Shepherd ube jam fans, this one’s for you!
Images: SPEW Organics Website
One of the most popular products of Baguio City is the iconic Good Shepherd ube jam. The tasty purple yam jam made by the Good Shepherd Sisters Convent always leaves tourists wanting for more, making the place a must-visit when in Baguio
. Although it's a popular Baguio pasalubong
, you’d be surprised to know that a convent in Tagaytay belonging to the same congregation also makes the same product.
What makes this more exciting is you don’t have to go to either of those two places to get a taste of Good Shepherd’s ube jam
! Social enterprise SPEW Organics partnered up with Good Shepherd Sisters - Tagaytay and Bahay Pastulan to help bring their beloved ube jam and other products to Metro Manila. You read that right: with just a few clicks, you can finally get Good Shepherd’s ube jam
along with their other delicacies delivered to your doorstep!
SPEW Organics founder Elias Jayson Tolentino chose this particular charity after seeing how the Taal Volcano eruption and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the business of Good Shepherd Sisters - Tagaytay. Through the help of SPEW, the unsold products of the convent can now make its way to the homes of those living in the metro.
How To Order Online
SPEW Organics accepts pre-orders on a weekly basis. To get a taste of Good Shepherd’s ube jams, simply go to SPEW Organics’ Facebook page and send them a message of your order or visit SPEW Organics’ website at https://www.spew.ph/. An order confirmation will be sent from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Payments can be sent through BPI or GCash. You must send a screenshot of your proof of payment to them, and then all you have to do is wait to get your items.
Items on the store’s menu include some of the following products:
1. Ube jams - 550 grams for PhP220 and 900 grams for PhP280
2. Ube dimples - PhP160
3. Lengua - PhP210
4. Tableya - 230
5. Choco flakes - PhP190
6. Snowballs - PhP230
7. Alfajor soft cookies - PhP250
8. Angel cookies - PhP230
Other well-loved products like gourmet tawilis, gourmet tuyo, peanut butter, banana chips, and sampaloc (tamarind) candies are also sold by the store. All these products are not yet inclusive of delivery fee. Delivery fees range from PhP90 to PhP270.
Part of the proceeds of SPEW Organics is donated to Bahay Pastulan’s anti-trafficking fund. So by supporting this initiative, you don’t only get to satisfy your ube jam cravings, but you can also help women, particularly mothers and girls, who are victims and survivors of abuse and exploitation.
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