For a concrete metropolis like Singapore, having plots of farms dedicated to growing our own produce sounds rather incredulous. But in the recent years, there has been a growing trend towards locally-produced food and ingredients harvested or made by our very own Singaporeans. Boasting a slew of environmental and health benefits, many of these local farmers are starting to sell their produce at farmers’ markets.

While this concept might be relatively new here, it is one that has been embraced for a long time by other countries. If you’re planning to lay your hands on some of the freshest produce and locally-made products, try popping by these farmers’ markets that’s sprouting around our little red dot.

Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

Image credit: Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

The Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market is the brainchild of the Kranji Countryside Association, which hopes to spread awareness for local agriculture and food sustainability. Through their quarterly held sale, expect stalls from local farm produce, locally-made artisanal food and products and even community workshops suitable for the whole family.

Image credit: Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

As you shop the premises, strike up a conversation with some of these ‘farmpreneurs’ who’ll be more than happy to share their preparation process or farming practices. Educational shopping? Count me in!

To find out when is their next market, head over to their facebook page.

Bolly Jolly Farmers’ Market

Image credit: Bollywood Veggies

On most weekends on the grounds of Bollywood Veggies, Bolly Jolly Farmers’ Market plays host to a range of vendors selling everything from homemade food products, natural insect repellant and even eco-friendly home cleaning products.

Image credit: Bollywood Veggies

When you’re done shopping, explore the expansive 10 acres farm where you’ll see fruits and vegetables growing at every corner. Otherwise, grab a bite at the Poison Ivy Bistro which incorporates the farm’s produce in their dishes.

To find out more about Bollywood Veggies, head over to their website.

Farmers’ Market At Loewen Gardens

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This cosy farmers’ market held on the third Saturday of every month plays host to different vendors each time. No two visits will be the same, and you can expect more than just the usual fruits and vegetables.

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Bakeries and food vendors will peddle their goods, while activities such as face painting will keep the young ones satisfied as you browse through the various stalls.

Check out the exact dates of the market on their website.

Open Farm Community Social Market

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The beautiful grounds of farm-to-table restaurant Open Farm Community transforms into a market at the end of every month. Expect fresh produce from farmers, socially conscious meals and artisanal products made locally.

Image credit: Open Farm Community

They also have a lawn bowl area which is used to engage the community and to conduct workshops ranging from yoga to beekeeping to help raise awareness for sustainable food practices.

For full details of their next market dates, head over to their facebook page.

The Weekend Farm

Image credit: The Weekend Farm

Run by Kok Fah Technology Farm, which is a Singapore based vegetable farm established back in 1979, this longstanding farm in Singapore has now caught up with the modern concept of farmers’ market.

Image credit: The Weekend Farm

Selling varieties of freshly harvested leafy vegetables, dried products, fruits and even potted flowers, this farm is also known for some uncommon varieties which cannot be found in your supermarkets. The Weekend Farm is only opened during weekends and public holidays.

Farmers’ markets make for a great place to shop, and to learn about the local farming and craft community. With many of them holding workshops as well, pop by a farmers’ markets for a different kind of shopping experience that’s unlike what you’ll get in the urban jungle.

(Header image: Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Markets)

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