Gardenasia will be launching its inaugural edition of The Local Farm Festival, supported by Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Food Agency and Singapore Tourism Board, at Blocks 43 and 47 Gillman Barracks, from 14 to 16 April 2023.

The Local Farm Festival Singapore

Themed Food Future, the event will feature more than 40 local farmers, food tech startups, artisans, crafters and social enterprises, and it is the first local farm-to-table festival, spanning across three days, to be held at the Gillman Barracks, a creative lifestyle enclave managed by the Singapore Land Authority.

The Local Farm Festival booths

“SLA values the opportunity to work with like-minded partners of diverse expertise to unlock value in our State Properties. Gillman Barracks’ strategic location, rustic charm, and lush greenery provide the ideal backdrop for the inaugural edition of The Local Farm Festival,” says Mr Colin Low, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority.

“This weekend festival with sustainable farm-to-table concepts, interactive and educational programming is in line with Gillman Barracks’ positioning as an eco-friendly precinct. Such collaborations will inject life and create vibrant community spaces for everyone to enjoy.”

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Farm-to-Table Festival

The Festival aims to raise a greater appreciation for our sources of food, sustainable agriculture, and culinary creations that feature quality local produce. Festival attendees can enjoy a wide range of tasty options including farm-fresh fish and chips, as well as artisanal craft beers and gourmet gelatos by our award-winning Farm-To-Table Bistro.

The Local Farm Festival Gillman Barracks

“As Singapore moves forward with our ’30 by 30′ national food plan, we’re challenging ourselves to reimagine how we can encourage more Singaporeans to buy and support local produce. I hope The Local Farm Festival will spark a renewed appreciation for our Singapore Food Story and pave the way to a more sustainable and stronger food future.” says Festival Director, Mr Kenny Eng.

Kiddiwinkie SchoolHouse May 2023

This year’s inaugural Festival will also feature FarmPacks for a Cause, a community initiative that aims to provide families with farm-fresh produce, sourced locally from our farmers at fairtrade. This initiative is in partnership with Ray of Hope, a local crowd-funding charity.

The Local Farm Festival 2023 is a walk-in event for all members of the public. Registration for the workshops by our partners can be done here.

Overview of Key Programmes

1. Innovate360 x Feed9B Sustainable Feed Camp 2023

Organised by Innovate 360 and Feed 9B, the event features panel discussions, workshops, as well as Shark Tank pitches, with a focus on raising awareness about food sustainability and innovation in Asia.

Over the two-day event, registered participants will:

  1. Learn from a stellar lineup of industry experts;
  2. Engage with other professionals and like-minded individuals from diverse industries and backgrounds; and
  3. Be inspired to think about the future of food and new approaches to increase food production more sustainably

The programme is by-invitation only.

2. SEEDtank event for food startups and food sustainability ideas

Organised in conjunction with the Sustainable Feed Camp 2023, SEEDtank is a Shark Tank event by S.E.E.D Ventures, an MAS-Licensed Venture Capital company that supports startups seeking their first investments (seed funding).

Owners of food startups as well as students from Institutes of Higher Learning will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for food sustainability and stand a chance to obtain support to scale up their ideas and / or start-ups.

The programme is open to registered festival attendees only.

3. Fun-filled experiential programmes by Kranji Countryside Association

The Local Farm Festival Gillman Barracks

Organised by the Kranji Countryside Association, festival attendees can register for a series of hands-on workshops. These include paid workshops on how to farm quails, harness the benefits of microgreens and juicing, understand the theory and basics of aquaponics, and incorporate farm-fresh goodness into your daily meals. Children also get to interact with local farmers and learn more about their roles in our food story.

These scheduled programmes are open for registered festival attendees only.

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