Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

Just Produce: Building Resilience Through Support Local Produce

Ever wondered where your food came from? Find on more about FoodinLocal's exciting journey in exploring the wonders of local produce! We visited Vineyard and Barramundi Acqua Pazza and tasted the different ways how vegetables from Just Produce are used in menu dishes.

Many times, we don’t understand where our food comes from. We don’t understand the amount of work and the techniques that goes into growing the products. – Sven Yeo, Founder of Just Produce.

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Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

40x more Productive than Traditional Farms

Founded in 2015, Archisen is an agricultural tech startup that emerged to solve the inherent limitations of Singapore agriculture. As an indoor vertical farming enterprise, it boasts the most advanced technology and highest output, which is about 40 times higher than traditional farms. Archisen can supply up to 100 tonnes of fresh vegetables annually with its current farm in Singapore.

Archisen's strategy has three main focus. Firstly, they create tailored farming solutions for countries with expensive land and labour. The second focus is on maximising indoor vegetable cultivation efficiency by developing an optimised control system equipped with dedicated R&D facilities from its inception. Lastly, its unique business model lowers farm development cost through pre-order production and pesticide-free branding.

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Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

SAFEF Virtual SG Farmers' Market 2021 goes virtual!

Spurred by popular demand, SG Farmers' Market returned in the beginning of 2021! The unprecendent COVID-19 situation has pushed the farmers' market to an online event instead.

We are proud to share that Just Produce, our flagship brand which carries a variety of fresh produce grown in our vertical indoor farm here in Singapore, particpated in the farmers market. We shared our assortment of fresh salad products ranging from mesclun mixes to premium herbs such as Sorrel, Mustard and even delicacies such as Ice Plant, grown uniquely with Himalayan Pink Salt.

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Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

More than 90% of Singapore's food comes from abroad. This presents a significant food security risk, revealed by the recent coronavirus-related border closures. Local farms such as Commonwealth Greens, an indoor farm launched in October 2020, are stepping up to mitigate this.

"Sven Yeo, the co-founder of Archisen Pte. Ltd., the company that manages the farm, says it can produce up to 100 tons of produce a year." This indoor farm utilises vertical columns to grow leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, and chard, forming what resemble walls of lettuce.

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