Take your grocery shopping out of the supermarket
Beyond your favourite grocer, there is a thriving agricultural industry in Singapore. And you can support them by simply doing what you already love – shopping and eating.
Check out these weekend farmers’ markets for some outdoor fun and learn where your food came from.
Cited as Singapore’s first authentic local farmers’ market, these events also showcase locally-made artisanal food and products, community workshops and fun family activities.
Check their Facebook page for event updates.
NEXT: Gillman Barracks Farmers’ Market →
A happening space for art galleries, Gillman Barracks also hosts this lively street market that celebrates all things fresh and local where you can meet local farmers and growers for a morning of food, farm, and conversations.
Budding growers can also participate in the community gardening while the rest of us without green thumbs can try our hands at other activities such as woodworking and silkscreen printing.
Keep a look out for their next farmers’ market here.
NEXT: Famers’ Market at Loewen Gardens →
This monthly market at The Pantry at Loewen Gardens is not to be missed if you are passionate about produce. Chat with the stallholders as you get some organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, pasta, wine, olive oil and jams and chutneys.
If you need a break, indulge in delicious coffee and sweet treats on site.
Held on certain Saturday mornings, check their website for events updates.
NEXT: Open Farm Community Social Market →
Hosted by one of our favourite concept cafes, Open Farm Community, you can find a wide range of fresh local produce like sugarcane, common basil, selected meats, seafood, and dairy products alongside handmade craft products and artisanal food items at this market. Remember to bring your own bag and cash for your purchases.
Be sure to check out the talks, workshops, and activity sessions (covering topics from yoga to beekeeping) for children and adults at the lawn bowl area.
Find out when the next market will be here.
NEXT: Central Singapore’s Farmers’ Market →
Learn more about healthy eating and healthy living, and fill your baskets with a good selection of local produce, organic products (such as locally-grown vegetables, herbs, and organic honey), as well as some artisan food at affordable prices from more than 20 vendors.
The farmers’ markets are also supplemented with fringe events such as a flea market for pre-loved finds and an upcycling fair featuring cool repurposed items.
Held on the last Saturday of every month at various locations, be updated of the latest events here.
NEXT: Weekend Farm →
Or, head over to Kok Fah Technology Farm to get fresh leafy vegetables (pictured) that are harvested less than three hours before they are sold. You can also buy dried products, fruits, and even potted flowers here.
As its name suggests, the Weekend Farm operates only during weekends and public holidays but you can tour the premises from Tuesday to Friday to witness the farming process. (Advanced booking is required with minimum of 20 people in the group.)
NEXT: Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market →
For more info on the diverse farming scene in Singapore, check out this website.
By Muneerah Bee, last updated March 2017
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