10 Fun and Family-Friendly Urban Farms to Explore in Singapore
Over the last year, gardening has become quite a trend in many cities worldwide. If you’re interested to see how urban farms look like in Singapore, read on for more!
Our list below is filled with places where you can not only explore these urban farms, you can also buy the local produce fresh from the garden!
1. This may just be the future of farming: Sky Greens
Forget ordinary garden beds and plants growing in straight rows, instead get a load of Singapore’s first rotating vertical garden where in fact, all of the plants and herbs that they sell is grown in a vertical greenhouse, where everything grows upwards, instead of on the ground.
These vertical systems are 9 metres high and consist of around three levels in which various greens grow from – it’s also pretty cool just to check out, as well as super inspiring!
2. The first and only urban rooftop farm in the city: Comcorp
This began in big cities like New York and Amsterdam. Now we have a rooftop garden farm here in Singapore that cultivates herbs and veggies to sell to the local community!
Utilising hydronic technologies in their grow setup, they’re able to produce their greens using minimal resources – making it ideal for an urban setting. Shop for herbs like chye sim, basil, Green Emerald lettuce and more!
3. From live microgreen boxes to edible flowers: Edible Garden City
Community gardens are pretty common in Singapore, except you’ll usually find them at ground level. These guys have chosen to make use of rooftop spaces in the city, growing their beds of herbs, flowers and produce up here instead.
And get this: they’ve formed a grow-your-own food initiative through their Foodscape project, offering their services in helping you to create and maintain your own food garden.
If you’ve got green fingers, you can also volunteer at the garden, and learn a whole bunch about cultivation whilst you’re at it, and how to harvest your own produce!
4. Stocking an interesting range of herbs and leafy greens: CITIPONICS
If you’re fussy about knowing where your food comes from, particularly on the environmentally-friendly front…
You’ll be stoked to know Citiponics only uses sustainable farming practices adopting a zero-waste policy, letting off minimal carbon emissions, and all their produce is completely pesticide-free.
They stock an interesting range of herbs, all grown within their vertical rooftop garden system, cleverly made from linked PVC pipes!
5. Specialising in producing the tastiest, freshest spinach in town: Artisan Green
Sometimes the risk you take with growing any plant outdoors is it becomes subject to outside, natural forces such as bugs, disease, and unclean air.
Taking extra care, Artisan’s fresh greens are grown indoors in a controlled environment, using hydroponic technologies and they’ve opted for a vertical garden system as well. They’re also eco-conscious, making sure to use 90% less water than most soil-based ground farms!
6. With a serious focus on sustainable growing practises: Hydro Urban
This is another farm that has chosen the indoor route, allowing them to quality control everything, and they only grow produce that is 100% free from pesticides.
Although their farm is 3500 square feet, they are able to use less water and energy but still provide more produce than many large-scale, traditional landscapes. And they specialise in growing Asian leafy greens and herbs too!
7. Operating in the farm fresh egg business since 1987: Seng Choon Farm
It’s always great to know where your food is coming from, especially products that are produced on a mass scale, such as eggs for example.
These farmers make sure to provide their hens and babies with love, feeding them a superior diet that includes beneficial nutrients like lutein and Omega 3.
They sell a variety of eggs from Golden Corn eggs to 1st Born and Carrot eggs, as well as quail eggs, century eggs and salted ones too.
8. The one and only surviving goat farm in Singapore: Hay Dairies
Back in the days, there were quite a few goat farms around. However this is the one and only surviving one around today.
If you’re travelling with kids, they will love it here. You can not only visit the goats, but you get to milk and feed them as well! Don’t leave without buying a bottle of fresh goat’s milk, and try the ice-cream!
If you love by-products made from goat’s milk (or are simply curious to try it for the first time), do pay them a visit.
9. If you think this is just an average farm visit think again: Bollywood Veggies
Not just a farm, there are so many activities to do and see down here that will get your green hearts pumping!
From farm tours to indoor culinary classes, a food museum and a stunning on-site bistro, Poison Ivy serving farm-to-table style foods – there’s much to discover at these grounds in Northern Singapore.
You’ll get lost exploring their tropical paradise filled with all sorts of fruit, veggies, herbs and more, and don’t forget to check out their shop selling goods from the farm here too.
Note: All group trips and activities have been suspended due to Covid-19, please check their official website for the latest news.
10. For a truly authentic farm-to-table experience: Open Farm Community
There’s something so joyful about going to a restaurant and knowing that your food comes right from the gardens beside it.
This is the concept behind this urban farm and eatery. Before or after your meal, don’t forget to take a gander around the veggies and fruit orchards that are growing around you.
These urban farmers and gardens are becoming more and more popular around Singapore, not to mention super interesting to check out too!
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