Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chinese New Year Part 7 - Wheat and Mushroom farm(Kin Yan)

You may not believe it. But yes, despite our small size, Singapore does have farms. All sorts of farms from Dragon fruit farm, to mushroom farm to fish farm. After this Chinese New Year period, I am going to do a series on farms in Singapore!

Right now, if you are tired of shopping for Chinese New Year goodies in a retail shop, factory or warehouse, I recommend this farm situated in Lim Chu Kang (Kin Yan).

Shop in a nice quiet environment (provided no tour groups are visiting) surrounded by small plantations of wheat grass, mushrooms, aloe vera, dragon fruits, etc.

Before buying look at how some of the goodies look like while they are still connected to the soil! Food grown is directly sold. For example fresh mushroom, cereal made from wheat grass, ice cream made from wheat, vanilla and one or two other flavors!

Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and MoreIf the boss is free, feel free to query him on the how and what of growing wheats and mushroom. Btw, they grow Ling Zhi too!

Below, I will show some of the products sold during Chinese New Year (These products may not be available outside of Chinese New Year).

By the way, this tour is classified under both educational tours and farm tours.

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noodles made from Wheat Product

cereal made from Wheat grass
cactus extract

ready mixed herbal mixture
New Zealand Manuka Honey
Chinese Herbal Jelly
Boss giving a talk on the usage of wheats and some of the products they sold in the farm
workers harvesting the wheats
Above: Workers harvesting wheat grass
mushroom being grown in the wheat and Mushroom farm
Above: Commonly seen in mushroom farm
Below: Dragon Fruit plant with fruit
picture of Dragon Fruit that is almost ready for Harvest

cactus being cultivated
Above: Cactus plant in tropical Singapore.
Below: Can somebody tell me the name of the plant/fruit below please?
think is rosebella plant?
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