From Farm To Table

The local farming scene may be small but it is diverse and thriving.

By YK Lam      5 March 2019
Students have a field day at the frog farm.

Jurong Frog Farm

If you’ve tried frog leg porridge in Geylang, you know that these amphibians have really tasty thighs. But did you also know that their meat is rich in protein, calcium and phosphorus, and some of what you eat comes from Jurong Frog Farm? Founded in 1981 to rear the American bullfrog for its healthy and nutritious meat, Jurong Frog Farm also produces snow jelly or hashima, a Chinese delicacy.

Each bottle of Premium Hashima with American Ginseng contains collagen and amino acid, said to beautify the complexion as well as nourish lungs and kidneys, among other health benefits. Jurong Frog Farm, 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, jurongfrogfarm.com.sg.

Farm Delight

More than 40 types of plants are grown at Farm deLight.This vegetable farm grows its leafy greens naturally but slightly differently: indoors and straight up. Soil is used instead of hydroponics at this indoor vertical farm, which nourishes the 40 different types of plants with a wide range of organic fertilisers. Instead of sunlight, LED lamps are used and the environment is pesticide-free. Farm deLight’s space-efficient facility in Jalan Boon Lay cultivates flowers, herbs and baby leaves such as mustards, mizuna and rucola for hip restaurants like Nouri and The Naked Finn.

But its main product are micro greens. Also called cress, they are very small baby plants packed with nutrition. Farm deLight, 338 Jalan Boon Lay, www.farm-delight.com.sg.


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