[Singapore] Kok Fah Technology Farm
There are not many farms left in Singapore and the few remaining are mostly located in the Kranji area. And I think one of the biggest and most prominent of them all is Kok Fah Technology Farm. The good thing about this farm is that it is big and it is opened to public on weekends and public holidays. In fact, we found out about the place because when we drove past the farm on a weekend morning (there was a period of time where I had a work project in that area), we saw lots of cars parked along both sides of the road, which made us really curious about the sudden increase in human traffic at such a secluded area, where we usually drove for quite a while with little human activity.
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It turned out that many people were doing their marketing at the farm. I think this is the closest Singapore has to a farmer’s market. It is well stocked, busy and vibrant. There is a farm area (for educational tours and for viewing how crops are grown), market area (for buying fresh vegetables and pantry supplies) and a nursery area (for buying potted plants, many of which are edibles). In short, I think this is an eye-opener if you haven’t been there before. With the wide variety of produce sold at the market and nursery, it is definitely a cook’s dream come true.
Note: The photos were taken in Oct 2009. Sorry I took so long to publish this post, it has slipped my mind. But I think the information should still be relevant. This is NOT a paid review. The content written in this post is solely my personal opinion.
Part of the farm is opened to public so you can see how crops are being grown in various “tents”. You can join an educational tour if you want and a tour guide will bring you around the farm and explain the farm operations in more detail to you. I didn’t join a tour that day so I just walked around to take some photos on my own.
Since a lot of the vegetables sold are farm-fresh, I guess you can say that this is the closest Singapore has to a farmer’s market. Check out the wide variety of vegetables and goods on sale. The farm supplies lots of leafy vegetables (some of which came from Malaysia) to our local supermarket chain NTUC, under the Kok Fah brand.
Besides fresh vegetables, you can also find a pretty well-stocked section of dry goods for Asian cooking.
Besides the farm and market area, there is also a nursery area selling potted plants. I spotted quite a few edibles which is useful if you like to keep some plants for cooking.
Some random sights around the farm
Note: This is NOT a paid review. The content written in this post is solely my personal opinion.
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Place: Kok Fah Technology Farm
Address: 18 Sungei Tengah Road Singapore 698974
Opening Hours: Opened on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, 9am – 5pm
Contact Number: 6762 3160