From goats milk to rare birds, mushrooms to cacti, organic to hydroponics, you’ll be surprised at the variety of farms in Singapore! Here are 8 farms worth a visit to learn a thing or two about farming in Singapore and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
1. Green Circle Eco-Farm
An oasis of greenery where food is grown without the use of any artificial chemical or pesticide, and farm animals are given space to roam. Customers are encouraged to visit the farm any day to see how their food are produced and to enjoy the farm ambience. However, visitors are to see the farm on your own and not interrupt farmers who’s work never ceases. For a more comprehensive visit, you can organize a group for a conducted tour. The tour includes a talk on the different types of farming methods, the principle of organic farming, and the effects of organic farming on human and the environment. Participants will be taken round the farm by guides, who will explain the various ecological practices adopted by the farm. There is a charge for tours, depending on the programme.
Address: 41 Neo Tiew Road, S719028.
2. Bollywood Veggies
Your sanctuary away from the bustle of the “Little Red Dot” set in the rustic environment of the Kranji Countryside. The farm is run as sustainably as possible with no pesticides or fertilizers used on site, making it a planet-friendly operation. Take a walk around the farm, visit the museum, or eat at the Poison Ivy Bistro on site – whatever the case, a great place to stop for lunch if you’re ever farm-hopping in the area. Read more…
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore
Opening hours: Wed to Fri 9.30am – 6.30pm
Sat, Sun & PHs 8.00am – 6.30pm
Mon-Tue Closed (except for PHs)
3. Hay Dairies
With more than 20 years of establishment, Hay Dairies is the only goat farm in Singapore since 1988. The farm has more than 800 goats which are fed with Alfalfa hay, wheat, barley, citrus pulp and sunflower seeds. The goats are all milking goats and never end up on the table. Hay Dairies uses the latest milking, pasteurising process and bottling machines to produce fresh goat milk which can be bought at the farm or online.
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, S718859.
Opening hours: 9am – 4pm Daily. Closed on Tuesdays.
Previously known as Everbloom Mushrooms, Mycofarm is Singapore’s only specialist mushroom grower. Dedicated to producing quality, fresh, natural and chemical-free mushrooms for consumers. Mushrooms include Japanese Oyster Hiratake, Willow, Forest Oyster, White Oyster, Emperor Shitake, Royal Abalone and many others. Join the tour and see how Grow Rooms where you can see how Shiitakae and Oyster Mushrooms are cultivated on ‘logs’ at 15°C to 20°C, as well as see how they are harvested and packed. Free tours are conducted hourly from 11am to 4pm during weekends.
Address: 9 Seletar West Farmway 5, S798057.
Phone: +65 6773-0377
5. Oh Chin Huat Hydroponic Farms
One of the pioneers and most successful hydroponics farms in Singapore. Commonly called “Oh’ Farms”, the company made forays into hydroponics business since 1991. It is located within Nee Soon Agrotechnology Park and you can visit on your own or organise a tour through a school. Tour itinerary includes a detailed introduction to the hydroponics farming process, comparison between different farming methods, as well as the culinary and medicinal values of herbs. While you’re here, remember to check our their butterfly garden, these butterflies are bed for pollinating their crops.
Address: 14A Bah Soon Pah Road, S769970.
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm Daily. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
6. The Animal Resort
A facility designed to house Singapore’s education, conversation and science programs under one ‘living roof’. Lots of interesting birds here including pheasants, geese, peacocks, grey crowned crane, and the not so common Cassowary and Marabou Stock. Other animals here include a retired racehorse and a hut-full of rodents. Admission is free. For a more comprehensive visit, give them a ring for tour schedules and reservations. Read more…
Address: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, S798061.
Phone : +65 6482 1160
7. Kin Yan Agrotech
Situated in Lim Chu Kang Agrotechnology Park, Kin Yan Agrotech is Singapore’s largest commercial organic wheatgrass farm. Also found within the farm are fresh edible cactuses, aloe vera, mushrooms, and well as roselle fruits. Admission is free.
Address: 220 Neo Tiew Crescent, S718830.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Daily
8. Fire Flies Health Farm
Through the use of natural farming methods, respecting nature, understanding the needs of plants as well as the habits of both harmful and beneficial insects, Fire Flies Health Farm provide the cleanest organic vegetables possible. Some of the veggies being grown in the farm include Kai-Lan, Chye Sim, Pai Chye, Kang Kong, Nai Bai, etc. You will also be able to spot some fruit trees on the farm.
Address: 62, Lim Chu Kang Lane 2 Lot 75, S718838.
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm Daily