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.
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.
“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 provides 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.”
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.
“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.
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 via: https://thelocalfarm.sg/the-local-farm-festival-2023/.