Philo, producer of Hibiscus Jam at Fresh from the Field

Introducing

Philomina

Producer of our Hibiscus Jam from Liati Wote

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More about Philo

Meet Philo

The producer of our Hibiscus Jam

If you have ever visitited Jolinaiko's Tagbo Falls Lodge in Liati Wote, we don’t have to explain much about Philo’s Finest.

As manager and chef of the lodge, Philomina makes sure that her guests feel right at home. Her cooking skills are widely known and recommended. So this is an opportunity to order some of her finest jams, in case you are not able to travel to the Volta Region.

Philo, chef in the Tagbo Falls Lodge in Liati Wote, Ghana

Introducing Philo Adzakor

Philo is chef and caretaker of the Tagbo Falls Lodge in Liati Wote, the Volta Region, Ghana

After she finished secondary school, Philo lived with us, Cindy and Apollo Panou (owners of Jolinaiko Eco Tours). She managed everything in our busy household, from food shopping, cooking and cleaning to helping out with the kids and receiving guests. She has been part of our family since 2014.

Our vision has always been to find a way to let people grow, support them to go to school and to create the opportunity for them to work towards independence. Philo has always loved food and cooking, and enjoys trying new recipes. Every day, we noticed her eagerness to learn and grow. She went to a catering school, practised at a renown 4-star hotel and has developed her cooking skills immensely.

We saw great potential in Philo as a caretaker and chef for our lodge. She now impresses guests with her welcoming attitude and amazing food. The lodge guestbook is full of positive comments about Philo’s wonderful dishes. She also makes pickles and jams so guests can take home a taste of Ghana. When Jolinaiko has large group tours that require catering, Philo is taking care of the menu. In one of such large events, she worked together with a well-known Michelin chef from the Netherlands, who highly praised her skills.

Philo trains bright, young girls from the local community in their cooking skills. The next step is that she will head out to other partner lodges for a knowledge exchange. She is equipped to train the cooks and caretakers in Jolinaiko's partner eco-tourism sites, and in providing cooking workshops. In this way she, in her turn, can inspire and educate others to grow.

Philo’s aspiration is to develop her own style of cooking and preserving of products, like jams and pickles. Therefore, she wishes to gain exposure and inspiration from great chefs, which will nurture her creativity and inspire her to add a cosmopolitan or fusion touch to her bespoke cooking style.

How to buy Philo's Hibiscus jam?

We have good news: you can now get to taste Philo's delicious jam yourself! Order it at Fresh from the Field and have it delivered (or pick it up yourself) in the Greater Accra region. By buying our jam you help our trusted colleague Philo to grow and gain confidence, and make her dreams come true as a chef and entrepreneur. Her Hibiscus Jam is only the first product we are launching.

  • Philo’s Hibiscus Jam from Liati Wote, Volta Region, Ghana
  • Philo’s Hibiscus Jam from Liati Wote, Volta Region, Ghana
  • Philo’s Hibiscus Jam from Liati Wote, Volta Region, Ghana
  • Philo’s Hibiscus Jam from Liati Wote, Volta Region, Ghana
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Philo’s Hibiscus Jam — from Liati Wote

30 GHC25 GHC Sale

A unique blend of natural ingredients by Tagbo Falls Lodge chef Philomina. A delicious jam to be used as a bread spread, in cakes, yoghurt and smoothies.

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Hibiscus Jam reviews

These are some reviews by our clients. We would love to hear your feedback, which you can leave behind in our feedback form.

You can also email us to let us know what we can improve!

  • “I liked all the products but loved the Hibiscus Jam.”
    George
    Accra
  • “I particularly enjoyed the forest honey and hibiscus jam. Real and honest products with an exotic touch.”
    Bas M.
    via Facebook (translated)

Customer reviews & Feedback

These are some reviews by our clients. We would love to hear your feedback, which you can leave behind in our feedback form.

You can also email us to let us know what we can improve!

The honey is really good, and the family appreciates it.

Eugene
Cantoments, Accra

Very cool initiative. I particularly enjoyed the forest honey and hibiscus jam. Real and honest products with an exotic touch, especially the honey is something totally different than what you can normally get. Good luck with this!

Bas M.
via Facebook (translated)

The coconut oil is good. I just hope you will be able to get glass bottles for packaging.

Ria
Accra

I’ve searched for quality honey since the products in the market are diluted. Finally got my one stop quality honey! I will recommend it anywhere I find myself.

Enoch
Accra

How to order

Please note that we currently only deliver within the Greater Accra region.

At the moment we do not have a webshop. You can place your order in the following three ways:

Whatsapp

Message Agnes on number:
00 233 50 942 7873

Message us

Call us

Give Agnes a call on number:
00 233 50 942 7873

Call us

E-mail

Send us an e-mail on:
info@freshfromthefield.org

E-mail us
Fresh from the field deliveries in the Greater Accra region

Delivery or self pick-up

You can have your order delivered, or you can pick it up at one of our pick-up locations shown below.

Delivery service

Delivery is done by our own weekly delivery service in which we combine orders, and by dispatch riders.

The best option depends on your location and will be shared with you when you place your order.

Note: currently we only deliver within the Greater Accra region.

Self pick-up

If delivery is not possible at your location or you live nearby, you can pick up your order at one of the pick-up locations shown below.

Please place your order first. For each pick-up location there are specific pick-up dates and times, see below.

We are looking into adding new pick-up locations at strategic locations in the Greater Accra region. If you have good ideas for pick-up points, or you or your company is interested in facilitating Fresh from the Field pick-ups, thereby supporting our cause, please let us know.

Pick-up locations

Currently we have the following pick-up locations available. We strive to add more in time.

Please place your order first. See the pick-up days and times for each location below:

  • Jolinaiko Eco Tours HQ, Amrahia

    Amrahia, off the Adenta-Dodowa Road (opposite High Hopes School), Greater Accra.

    Google map directions

    www.joli-ecotours.com

    Pick-up days and times:
    — Pick-up 7 days/week, between 8 am and 8 pm.
    — Order before noon – pick up in the afternoon on the same day.

    Please place your order first.

  • Paloma Hotel, Accra

    Ring Road Central, 11 Ringway CI, Accra.

    Google map directions

    www.palomahotel.com

    Pick-up days and times:
    — Orders are delivered to Paloma twice a week, and can be picked up at the reception.
    — Order before Tuesday noon - pick-up from Wednesday noon.
    — Order before Friday noon – pick-up from Tuesday noon.

    Please place your order first.

    For info/orders please don't call Paloma Hotel, but contact us.

  • Star Unisex Salon, Accra

    Sir Emmanuel Quist Street, Accra.
    It is the storey building right at the corner of Abelenkpe Junction at the side of the street leading to Marvels mini-golf.

    Google map directions

    Pick-up days and times:
    — Orders are delivered to Star Unisex Salon (Hairdresser Antoinette) once a week, and can be picked up at the reception.
    — Order before Tuesday noon - pick-up from Wednesday noon.
    — Open on weekdays between 8.00 am - 15.00 pm.

    Please place your order first.

    For info/orders please don't call the salon, but contact us.

  • Tagbo Falls Lodge, Liati Wote

    We run a little shop in our Tagbo Falls Lodge in Liati Wote, where Philo prepares her delicious jam. You also may be able to score something else such as pickles or potteries.

    The Tagbo Falls Lodge is located at the entrance of Liati Wote village, Volta Region.

    Google map directions

    www.tagbofallslodge.com

    Please call ahead to be sure we are open and we have your desired products in stock. Philo, our caretaker, can be directly reached at:

    T: 00 233 50 014 9625 (call or Whatsapp)

    Or contact us:

    T: 00 233 50 942 7873 (call or Whatsapp)
    E: info@freshfromthefield.org

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay?

We accept cash payments and mobile money payments by MTN Mobile Money and Vodaphone Cash. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, kindly inform us and we will provide you with the bank details.

At the pick-up points, only Mobile Money payments are possible. Kindly pay before pick-up.

The mobile money number to use till October 31st 2020: 054 - 358 6323.

Is there a bulk-buy discount?

Our packaging is based on the consumer market with relatively small quantities per packaging. The largest container for our oils is 4.5 litres and 1 litre for our honey. We can offer a bulk-buy discount: buy 10 = get 1 free.

Even though we have not ventured into selling large quantities for wholesale, please contact us if you are a restaurant or caterer and have an interest to work with our products.

Do you offer refunds?

If you are unsatisfied in any way, or a products is not the quality you expected, please let us know and we will replace it or offer you a refund.

Is there a minimum order?

We can arrange a delivery for every order, there is no minimum order quantity. Delivery costs by dispatch rider is roughly 15-30 Ghc within Accra. We always try to have small quantities in stock at our pick-up locations as well.

Can you refill or recycle bottles?

We are interested in taking back your plastic jars and bottles for us to re-use. We can also refill your 4.5 litre jerrycans of zomi and coconut oil. This would be easiest if you come to the Jolinaiko HQ in Amrahia (see pick-up locations). Please let us know if you have a large quantity of glass jars or bottles at home, as we are always interested to re-use these for our jams.

How sustainable is your packaging?

Ultimately, we strive towards supplying our products in sustainable and reusable packaging. At the moment we use glass jars and plastic bottles of different sizes. It is a challenge to find the right glass bottles, so as long as we are searching for a solution, we still sell some quantities of our honey, coconut oil and zomi in plastic. On request we can use recycled glass bottles. So kindly share your preference for recycled glass when you order. We aim to phase out most plastic as soon as possible.

How do you ensure good quality and hygienic standards?

We have solid relationships and partnerships with our suppliers, and we are personally familiar with their villages, families, homes and farms. This is essential to monitor basic quality standards.

As a new company, we started by having a basic agreement in place with all our suppliers on personal hygiene and sanitation during processing and packaging.

However, with our in-house knowledge about organic and sustainable certification in both agriculture (shea nut and shea butter processing) and tourism, and our strong values on integrity and sustainability, we are well aware that this is only just the beginning of quality control. Together with our suppliers we will keep working towards a solid, safe and sustainable supply chain as we grow.

Our aim is to have all our products tested and registered with the Ghana Standard Boards to ensure that official quality and safety standards are met.

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