The first installation of The Local Farm Weekend (TLF) will be held at Gardenasia on 4 and 5 June 2022, from 10am to 4pm.
Venue: Gardenasia, 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718898
Date: 4 & 5 Jun 2022
Time: 10am to 4pm
After a two-year hiatus, TLF is resuming physical events. While customers are familiar with its ad-hoc Farmers Markets pre-covid, TLF is hoping to create a regular touchpoint where people in Singapore can show their support for local producers by buying local — this time going beyond the farmers to include other home-grown businesses. TLF is held every first weekend of the month.
Here is a list of some of the interesting activities and vendors from this first installation of TLF that you and your family can explore and look forward to:
TLF Gelatos: Singapore’s First Gelato Line Made From Locally-Grown Vegetables
Price: $4.50+ (100ml) | $18+ (475 ml)
Did somebody say vegetable… ice cream…? While your first reaction might be to frown in confusion, we promise that you'll be in for a pleasant surprise!
TLF is launching their Gelato line, Singapore’s first ever gelatos made from homegrown vegetables during the first weekend of June. Available in four quirky flavours of Arugula Oat, Kale Coconut, Pineapple Baby Spinach (Sorbet) and Round Spinach flavour, there is something for every type of ice cream lover! Not to mention, all four gelatos are gluten-free, and packed with fibre and prebiotics, making it a great healthy snack!
Round Spinach (in partnership with Yili Farm)
The Round Spinach flavour is perfect for kids with a sweet tooth. This blend promises a familiar yet fresh take on the gelatos we love –– sweet and creamy, masking the spinach taste in each scoop. This is the only flavour with milk and cream, and perfect with waffles and cones for a June holiday treat!
Kale Coconut (in partnership with Sustenir Agriculture)
Coconut shakes are great and popular across all age groups. So why not let your kids have this ice cream when they ask for a snack? After all, the creamy and sweet flavour profile of the coconut mutes the earthy taste of kale –– your kids will never know. With kale flakes in the gelato, each mouth is a reminder of the popular snack, kuih tutu!
Pineapple Baby Spinach (Sorbet) (in partnership with Sustenir Agriculture)
A classic fruity and tangy sorbet, there’s no hint of the baby spinach taste at all! This is a fantastic frozen and healthy snack that your kids will love, especially on a hot day. The fact that it’s both dairy- and gluten-free makes this a great choice for kids with allergies!
Arugula Oat (in partnership with Sustenir Agriculture)
An acquired taste, this flavour is more suitable for the adult taste buds. A piquant gelato combination made from Arugula (also known as rocket, a popular addition to salad mixes) and oat milk, each mouthful packs a punch with its tart and slightly peppery flavour. Not to mention, this flavour is also sugar-free and great for parents looking for a healthy treat!
Mosscape: Create Your Very Own Mossart Masterpiece With the Guidance of Moss Wall Experts!
Photo Credit: Mosscape / Facebook
Love arts and craft, and hands-on activities? Mosscape’s activity booth allows you to create your own biophilic design creations that last for months with no water, sunlight or gardening needed! Experience the beauty of these 100% naturally grown, sustainable harvested plants and moss, and bring home an artwork that’ll transform your home or work space into a healing haven.
Meet the Animals Up Close! Uncle William’s Quails & Frogs From Jurong Frog Farm (JFF)
While browsing for your local goods, get close with quail birds and live frogs at Uncle William and JFF's booth! It's not every day that you'll get this opportunity — the farmers might even let you touch them!
Banana Cake Crafted From Local Produce: Bollywood Farms’ Tasty Local Dessert Creation
Photo Credit: Bollywood Veggies / Facebook
Try out this season’s signature dessert menu from Bollywood Farms’ Poison Ivy Bistro –– Banana Cake! Using fresh produce to value-add to farm products, the bistro takes the farm-to-table experience to a whole new level! Aside from desserts, there’ll be small snacks as well, such as chicken wings.
With its wholesome and hearty cooking style, you’ll feel right at home with their homemade menu and desserts options available at their booth.
CRUST Group: Have a Taste of CRUST Beers – Made From Upcycled Food Waste!
Photo Credit: CRUST Group / Facebook
Ever wondered how beer is made? One way is from surplus ingredients — like bread and fruit peels! CRUST Group, an organisation of passionate food waste fighters, is dedicated to create a future with a more circular economy – they reincarnate food waste to create food products we all love! Take advantage of this opportunity to try their CRUST Community Brew for some easy-drinking craft beer that has sustainability in mind!
Mamashop, the Official ECO Partner of the Local Farm Weekend
Photo Credit: MamaShop / Facebook
Looking to make a green lifestyle change? Check out the latest Disney collection by Mamashop –– the first eco-brand in Singapore to collaborate with Walt Disney to curate a eco product series. Get a Mickey & Friends design EcoHusk's lunchbox to make lunch-time more enjoyable.
More eco-friendly on-the-go items to consider include lunch boxes, reusable straws, cups, bowls, utensils, and even kitchenware!
Keep Your Kids Entertained With Their Favourite Colouring Pages at the SFA Children’s Corner
Photo Credits: TLF (unless otherwise stated)
Kids enjoy colouring, so let them have fun and be occupied at TLF with SFA's colouring corner! Even better, with SFA's adorable mascots — Seabasstian Water, Eggs Benedette C, and Caixinderella — they'll be entertained while the adults shop!
While the kids are having fun, you can also enjoy some tasty ready-to-eat treats at the dining benches; grab some pastries and pair it with beverages like coffee from Good Coffee!
In addition to the aforementioned, other farmers and vendors part of the lineup include PagoniaBleu, Ko and Pops, Yili Farm, Kin Yan Agrotech, and many more!