“Where does food come from?” Take your kids on an urban farming tour around these great organic vegetable and fruit farms in Singapore to find out!
Who says Singapore doesn’t have its own local organic produce? There are actually a ton of urban farms in Singapore producing organic fruits, vegetables and herbs! Some even practice hydroponic farming and vertical farming, and many of them welcome visitors for tours. Whether your kiddo is into learning about the natural environment or growing plants themselves– a trip to one of these farms makes a fab day out for kids. Some of these vegetable farms even have on-site cafes for you to enjoy the fresh produce… a true farm-to-table concept. Keep scrolling for 7 urban farms in Singapore you can visit now!
Kok Fah Technology Farm: Hydroponic Farming
For a day of fun and discovery, Kok Fah Technology Farm will keep the kiddos entertained! The farm is a local family-owned business that’s been selling leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 30 years. Entry to the farm is free and open daily to public and pets from 9am to 5pm. They have a mini ‘zoo’ area, a sheltered area with tables and benches for picnics, and a showcase R&D hydroponics greenhouse featuring their salad greens and herbs. Their Weekend Market is well-loved by regulars, and stays open through the weekend from 9am to 5pm selling freshly harvested vegetables, exotic imported vegetables and dried goods. They also do guided tours! Tours for the greenhouse include a guided tour through the hydroponics greenhouse, aloe vera demonstration and a lettuce sample pack to take home with their homegrown Honey Aloe Vera Drink. Kok Fah Technology Farm has an extensive list of activities you can add on when you have the farm tour experience, depending on your family’s interests. You can also find their fresh produce available at leading supermarket chains, online, for home delivery and group buys.
How much: Tours for the greenhouse start from $17 per pax. Requires booking at [email protected]arm.com.sg
Kok Fah Technology Farm, 18 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698974, Tel: (+65) 6765 6629, www.kokfahfarm.com.sg
Bollywood Veggies: Organic Vegetables & Fruits
Bollywood Veggies is the place to be if you want to get your hands on fresh and organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits, including uncommon varieties like wintermelon, dill, breadfruit and butterfruit. Grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and growth hormones, these urban farmers are probably most well known for the 20+ varieties of bananas they grow each year – and all are sweet, succulent and hand-selected by the co-founder too. Bollywood Veggies also makes a good family field trip with independent and guided tours of the farm, hands-on horticultural programmes, and culinary classes all available for families to enjoy. Kids can have a go planting rice (and getting all muddy in the process) and take part in other hands-on activities to understand urban farming better. An on-site bistro, Poison Ivy, and a culinary school set against the quaint backdrop of the quiet Kranji countryside make this a truly memorable vegetable farm visit.
Open: Wed to Fri 7am-5:15pm, Sat to Sun & PH 7am-7:30pm (Closed Mon and Tues)
How much: Contact [email protected] or (+65) 9452 6202 to find out the prices for farm tours and activities!
Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Kranji, Singapore 719026, www.bollywoodveggies.com
Comcrop: Sustainable Urban Farming
Comcrop offers affordable, healthy and locally grown food. They are Singapore’s first sustainable urban farming project, growing the freshest, tastiest and pesticide-free produce in the city. Tours are not currently ongoing, but you can always drop them a message to ask for tour fees and when the next one will likely be held.
How much: Contact Comcrop via Facebook to find out the prices for farm tours and activities!
Comcrop, Rooftop, 15 Woodlands Loop Singapore, Singapore 738322, comcrop.com
Edible Garden City: Hydroponic Farming
Edible Garden City designs, builds and maintains food gardens in Singapore, including a number of restaurants, hotels, schools, residences, and more! Over the last 7 years, they’ve completed hundreds of food gardens in Singapore, in notable locations such as Marina Bay Sands, Resort World Sentosa and Fairmont Hotel, just to name a few. Edible Garden City supplies fresh herbs, flowers, and vegetables to food and beverage outlets, as well as families through their Citizen Box programme. Their farm is open for farming workshops and camps (drop them a text to find out more before heading down!), and they also create and run farming curriculum in schools to benefit teachers and students.
How much: Prices for camps can be found here. Contact them at (+65) 8817 4054 for details on farming workshops!
Edible Garden City, 60 Jalan Penjara Singapore, Singapore 149375, www.ediblegardencity.com
Green Circle Eco-Farm: Organic, Eco-friendly Farming
Located in the grassy expanse near Kranji Reservoir, Green Circle Eco-Farm takes utmost care to ensure nature is treated with respect. All of their hard working farmers tend to the land without the use of artificial chemicals or pesticides, growing organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that are delicious. Orders can be placed on their online store for delivery or if you have a car you can drive out to the farm and pick them up yourself. If you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen, you can opt for a mystery ‘vegetable bag’ that contains a surprise selection of handpicked vegetables and fruit. These guys even welcome visitors to the farm, with their special programmes for school children allowing little learners to learn first hand about environmental conservation and the effects of organic farming. Kiddos learn how to appreciate nature, as they see, smell, and feel the plants themselves… all under the tutelage of experienced trainers. If you’d rather tour the farm as a family, Green Circle is open to the public (you’re just asked not to disturb the farmers while they work!) although some areas are off bounds to unescorted visitors.
How much: Contact them at (+65) 6861 9286 to find out about visits and tours.
Green Circle Eco-Farm, 41 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719028, www.greencircle.com.sg
Green Up Singapore: Kampong-style Urban Farming
Green Up Singapore is also known as The Nature Nook, a charming garden within Gallop Kranji Farm Resort that makes for a great day trip with the kids. The garden has over 80 types of herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, and kids are even allowed to harvest some leaves and fruits to take home!
How much: $2 per entry
Green Up Singapore, The Nature Nook, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Kranji Gallop Farm Resort, 718813, www.facebook.com/GreenUpSingapore
Quan Fa Organic Farm: Organic Fruit, Veggie & Herb Farm
Free of pesticides, nasty chemicals and harmful fertilizers, this family-run farm grows organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs that can be bought onsite at their little farm shop or at any of the regular farmers’ markets they participate in. They even organise regular educational farm tours for families — all you need to do is give them a call to find out when the next one is!
*Covid-19 advisory: Quan Fa Organic Farm is currently closed for visits and tours.
Quan Fa Organic Farm, 35 Murai Farmway, Singapore 709145, Tel: (+65) 6793 7693, www.quanfaorganic.com.sg
Kin Yan Agrotech: Organic Edible Cactus & Wheatgrass Farm
Another gem in the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve-meets-Kranji countryside pocket, Kin Yan Agrotech is Singapore’s largest organic wheatgrass farm and grower of fresh edible cactuses, aloe vera, mushrooms, and roselle fruits. This cute urban farm is open to the public too for families who want to wander around and see how organic wheatgrass is actually produced! You can also pick up a select range of fresh produce whilst you’re there, taste their products, or join in on any of their live cooking demos or wheatgrass juicing sessions.
Open: Mon to Sun 9am-5pm.
How much: Farm activity details can be found here. Contact them at (+65) 6794 8368 to find out more!
Kin Yan Agrotech, 220 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718830, kinyan.sg
World Farm: Edible Plants & trendy House Plants
While more of a plant lover’s haven than an urban farm, World Farm still makes it to our list for its extensive range of potted herbs, edible plants and IG-worthy landscape! It’s one of the larger plant nurseries in Singapore, with rows and rows of greenery and beautiful blooms that make for plenty of great photo ops. Psst… This is also the place to get coveted house plants, including the trendy monstera deliciosa and fiddle leaf fig tree, at wholesale prices.
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm, Sunday, 9am – 1pm
How much: Entry is free!
World Farm, 15 Bah Soon Pah Road, Singapore 769962, www.facebook.com/worldfarmsg
Lead image by Edible Garden City; World Farm image by Syazana Hishamuddin