Singapore’s Largest Farm-To-People Festival in the City is Sprouting this July!
The inaugural event will support all things local – from sustainable agriculture to urban farming and good honest food
Always been fascinated with urban farming, local farmers and sustainable food? This July, come together with your family and friends at Sprout as it makes its debut in Singapore from 7 – 8 July at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. With over 50 specially curated local exhibitors1 ranging from farm growers, urban farming, artisanal and specialty food, Sprout is Singapore’s largest farmers’ market located in the heart of our beautiful city centre.
Whether you are interested in sustainable food and farming efforts, love fresh produce directly from farmers and producers, an urban farming enthusiast, health-conscious foodie or just looking to learn more – look no further!
A Farm-to-People Festival Like No Other
Going green and living sustainably has always been on our minds. Many of us have tried to continue efforts in living and eating sustainably through various means – such as supporting our local growers and producers and going green in our own ways in our daily lives. In spite of a vibrant urban agricultural scene that has been increasingly creating positive buzz, there is still a lack of connection between consumers and our food producers.
By bridging this gap and connecting producers and consumers via a multi-sensorial farm-to-people festival in the city, Sprout is taking the lead in bringing together the local sustainable agriculture community to showcase their produce and products. This will provide a vast platform for people from various walks of life, to come together through an accessible, fun and fresh concept.
Sprout is organised by Suntec Singapore and it is also the company’s first foray into organising an event of this nature. Mr. Arun Madhok, Chief Executive Officer, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, said, “We are very proud to bring the Sprout festival to all Singaporeans and be the first to provide such an accessible and convenient platform within the city that allows for local farmers, artisanal brands and speciality food players to connect with a wider audience.
Our aim is to raise awareness and shine the spotlight on urban agriculture and celebrate good sustainable food – a topic that many find close to their heart but are unable to find a common place to learn and connect with other like-minded businesses or individuals. Our first farm-to-people festival brings together varied exhibitors and partners into our central location and we hope to drive greater engagement and commitment for our audience.”
Bringing Farms Closer to You
Be spoilt for choice at the two-day festival as Sprout brings something for everyone with an exciting line-up of sessions across six zones – namely, Sprout & BUY, Sprout & EAT, Sprout & COOK, Sprout & GROW, Sprout & PLAY and Sprout & LEARN2.
Be sure to make the most of the weekend by learning all about urban farming, purchasing the freshest produce and farming tools, and picking up some nifty tricks at the workshops to grow your own food at the comfort of your home! For those who love to cook or want to kick-start their journey to preparing healthy meals at home – renowned Singaporean Chef Violet Oon will be gracing the occasion and teaching visitors some mouth-watering recipes through a live cooking demo.
The specially curated exhibitors will also be showcasing wholesome yummy goodies you can stock up on and also feast to your heart’s desire from restaurants serving up good honest food.
Jack Moy, General Manager, Sustenir Agriculture, mentioned, “As a grower of 100 percent clean produce for the local community, Sustenir Agriculture is proud to be part of Sprout. From its location right in the heart of the city, the event gives us the perfect opportunity to connect with people looking for healthier, more sustainable fruit and vegetable options in Singapore.
In addition to the farmers’ market, we are excited to be partnering with renowned Singapore chef Violet Oon, who will be using Sustenir’s fresh produce to create a number of healthy and inspirational recipes in a live cooking demo. Together with our fellow local farmers, Sustenir is looking forward to bringing the farm-to-people experience to the city.”
Get ready for the most interesting and sustainability-conscious brands at Sprout. From local and urban farmers, urban farming tools and technology brands, artisanal & specialty food purveyors, pop-up restaurants and all things healthy, good, eco and green – this festival is one not to miss!
Date: 7 – 8 July 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre – Hall 406
Admission: Free for all
For more information, please log onto here and register for the event to stand a chance to win an exclusive Sprout goodie bag!
Sprout & BUY
Get your shopping bags ready! Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase fresh food straight from the wide variety of fresh producers ranging from Sustenir Agriculture to Quan Fa Organic Farm and even Kuhlbarra, no one will go home empty-handed!
Sprout & EAT
Enjoy delectable farm-to-table cuisine from restaurants such as Plentyfull, A Poke Theory and Greendot Gourmet – who will serve up delicious meals made using locally sourced ingredients!
Sprout & COOK
Apron up and learn unique cooking skills at Sprout’s own cooking studio with renowned chefs incorporating local produce.
Sprout & PLAY
There is nothing better than having fun while learning at the same time! Parents can leave their little ones to enjoy interactive activities at a play-area, while discovering the various exhibitors.
Sprout & GROW
For budding green thumbs – Sprout & GROW is the perfect place to pick up essential urban farming tools and start growing your own food at home!
Sprout & LEARN
The only ticketed session Sprout & LEARN’s interactive hands-on workshops on urban farming and sustainable food is where visitors can take-away some tips and tricks for a green living.
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