The 12th installment of the Kranji Farmers’ Market was held over the Easter weekend (31st March and 1st April 2018). Organised by the Kranji Countryside Association (KCA), the Market is a much-loved platform which connects local producers with consumers, forging a community which greatly values the farm-to-table concept.
With over 30 participating local farmers, and food artisans board, the Market was a bustling, lively affair, and one which saw visitors turning up early for a first look at a wonderfully diverse range of local goods, foods and household products. There were even live chickens, insects and frogs on display near the entrance, much to the delight (and fright) of the children present.
An ASEAN Experience
This iteration of the Farmers’ Market was remarkable as it played host to the first-ever ASEAN Pavilion, a gathering of 12 Indonesian and Thai artisans who proudly presented unique products like health-conscious soups, hand-woven slippers, passionfruit cordials, and a sustainably-sourced version of the famous Kopi Luwak beans (civet cat coffee beans).
The Pavilion was held in honour of Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and was a labour of love by the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Singapore together with its sister entrepreneurship organisations in Indonesia and Thailand.
From Singapore, With Love
We had the chance to speak to several local farmers at the market, and the pride they take in their craft was truly heart-warming. For them, raising quails, chickens or growing healthy organic vegetables was not just a livelihood. It was a passion for them, one that drove them to think about how they could create more value for consumers beyond just delicious food.
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