During this time when we are highly encouraged to eat healthy in order to boost our immune system to avoid sicknesses, some of us find it troublesome as the prices of some fruits and vegetables shot up recently.
However, there are some who were able to prepare for this unforeseen scenario as they were able to build their own farms at their homes! Just like the celebrities included in this gallery who have stepped up their game by growing their own food.
Whenever he’s not busy with his acting and directing jobs in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Coco attends to his mini farm near his villa-inspired abode in Quezon City. In the pictures he uploaded on Instagram, we saw that some of the produce he grows include mango, papaya, ampalaya, eggplant, pechay, and chili.
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If she’s not at work nor at home, you may find Dimples in their family farm in Alfonso, Cavite. She already showcased it in Magandang Buhay in April 2019 as she toured momshie-hosts Karla Estrada and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco around it.
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According to her, they consider it as a life project as the improvements they make are continual. They put it up as venue of their family get-together. This sanctuary is actually the fruit of the actress’ hard work through the years and it was her best friend who advised her to invest in it.
Zsa Zsa Padilla
When she’s not enthralling us with her vocal prowess in ASAP Natin ‘To, you’ll probably see Zsa Zsa in her sprawling farm in Lucban, Quezon that she shares with her partner Architect Conrad Onglao.
This “little peace of heaven”, which she calls Esperanza Farms, is situated in a five-and-half hectare property in Barangay Kilib and features expansive areas for farming, fishing, and other leisure activities. She gave us a peek of it and of her full farm life through her previous vlogs, wherein she was seen preparing a full meal for Conrad using all the ingredients sourced from the farm – freshly-caught tilapia from their fish pond and freshly-harvested vegetables and rice!
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Aside from being a great actress, Judy Ann is also known for being a good chef. As many of us know, she has been running a YouTube channel named “Judy Ann’s Kitchen” wherein she demonstrates the recipes she has learned and developed through the years.
However, did you know that some of the ingredients she uses in her tutorials actually came from their home garden? In one of her media interviews, she divulged that their family decided to venture in urban farming when the community quarantine began early this year.
Apart from being a mere bonding activity and source of food for their household, farming is also the Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan host’s way of educating her kids and encouraging them to eat more veggies.
Mylene was also able to focus on her organic farming endeavor during this quarantine. At her home in Silang, Cavite, she keeps a “small patch of land” in her backyard where she plants various vegetables, such as lettuce, okra, arugula, herbs, and those mentioned in the folk song “Bahay Kubo”.
The Taal Volcano eruption last January might have destroyed her crops, but actress revealed in an interview that she was able to rebuild her farm by tilling the soil, fixing the layout, and surrounding the vegetable beds with “ecobricks” made of volcanic ash.
Aside from her desire for food security, she also aspires to encourage other people to follow suit by sharing her farming journey on Instagram.
Whether you have sprawling land or a few small pots, these celebrities will inspire you to develop a green thumb.