Recently i heard in news about government will be claiming back the farm lands for new developments. I feel so sad to hear about that, as new Singaporeans generation will not able to see the local farm in their own homeland.
We all need to find a little sanctuary from time to time, and what better way to do that than by getting away from the hustle and bustle with a trip to the farm? Located at the quaint part of Singapore, Kranji Countryside, a trip to Quan Fa Organic Farm, the first certified organic farm in Singapore, will ease your mind with its beautiful Mother Nature surroundings and energise your body with its refreshing organic produce.
We were about to visit Quan Fa Farm last month if the haze not come so sudden, but a pity that i couldn’t make it on the new schedule to visit the farm. But Quan Fa is very generous to send me their goodies bag where i can enjoy their organic vegetables and try the sprouting kit.
On the goodies bag itself i can find lettuce, spinach, cabbage, white radish, cucumber, pea shoots, potato and sunflower sprouting kit. So here we go, my cooking adventure..
Chai Poh Tofu with Pea Shoots and Lettuce
It’s actually my first time trying to cook this dishes, but it turns out pretty good and hubby loves it. I believe everybody know how to cook this simple dishes, but i shared my version of Chai Poh Tofu recipe. Here you go!
Ingredients: Fermented Radish (Chai Poh), Japanese Tofu, Minced Chicken Breast, Edamame, Lettuce and Pea Shoots, Olive oil, Oyster sauce, sweet soya sauce, garlic.
Preparation: 1. Heat olive oil and pan fried tofu until golden brown. Put aside. 2. Cook the chopped garlic on olive oil and put in minced chicken, mixed well until the meat cooked. 3. Add the chopped chai poh and soya sauce as well as oyster sauce, stir well. 4. Arrange the lettuce on plate, put the tofu and minced chicken with chai poh, then topped with pea sprout.
I believe that organic product is safe to be eaten raw and the raw vegetables have more vitamins than cooked one so it will assure you to get the best benefit from it.
Pickled Vegetables (Acar)
We always have Acar on the fridge because it’s actually very versatile and you can have it with fried rice, fried noodles, fried bee hoon or any other dishes. It tastes very refreshing combination sour and sweet. I utilized the cucumber and cabbage from Quan Fa.
Ingredients: Cucumber, Carrot, Cabbage, Rice Vinegar and Sugar
Preparation: 1. Cut all the vegetables. 2. Mixed into concoction of rice vinegar and sugar. 3. Keep on the fridge for at least one night and you’ll be ready to enjoy your Acar.
Stir Fry Spinach with Garlic
This simple dishes remind me of my Mom’s homecook. I utilized the spinach from Quan Fa. The more simple preparation for vegetable the more vitamin still stored on the vegetables.
Ingredients: Garlic, Spinach, Olive Oil and Salt.
Ingredients: Potato in diced cut, Eggs, Salt, Pepper and Olive Oil.
Preparation: 1. Fried potato (i used air fryer to fry potato to reduce oil usage on my cooking) and put aside, 2. Stir well eggs, salt and pepper, 3. Put in fried potato into eggs, 4. Heat the pan then pan fried the potato pancake.
After reading about what i cook from Quan Fa products, here are further information about thier organic products.
QUAN FA’S SECRET FORMULA – THE METHOD
How does Quan Fa ensure its freshness, taste, texture of its organic fresh produce? Through a method they have been abiding by, all these years – Quan Fa Compost System. This method originated from a Japanese technique using a unique culturing medium to eliminate obnoxious odours of raw materials (mixture of decayed vegetations). This medium subsequently produces a nutrient-rich organic debris; which deters the rate of damage caused by disease infection and insect infestation. The compost is used throughout the farm to condition dead soil back to its arable state, which eventually enhances and stimulates plant growth. With the improvement in soil activity, Quan Fa’s vegetables need not require external substances such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilisers. The farm’s innovative farming techniques synchronises with the natural ecosystem, hence producing highly nutritional and healthy produce.
Regardless of diet, organic foods are a smart priority. Opting for organic foods is an effectual choice for personal and planetary health. Free of harmful chemicals, bursting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance, organically grown food is the ticket to better health. Eating organically grown foods is the only way to avoid the cocktail of chemical poisons present in commercially grown food.
Organically grown foods give a peace of mind for consumption along with the necessary nutrients our body needs – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients – because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards.
Organically grown foods generally taste better because nourished, well-balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants.
Organic farming supports eco-sustenance, or farming in harmony with nature. Wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, and soil organisms are able to play their roles in the tapestry of ecology, and we are able to play ours, without interference or compromise.
Putting our money wisely where our mouths are in organic food is a powerful action for a sustainable future for the many generations to come.
Having said all these about consuming/supporting local organic produce, when you think of
Singapore, the image of a dynamic metropolis comes to mind, visions of bountiful local farms don’t, and these green spots will soon be gone, in a few years’ time, as the government will be claiming back the land for new developments.
FROM ‘EAT LOCAL’ TO ‘EAT REGIONAL’
So what’s next? When these local organic farms are gone?
Fret not, we move from EAT LOCAL to EAT REGIONAL.
Quan Fa Organic Farm will be working closely with regional organic farms to source for the best organic fresh produce, and have them available conveniently at their e-Shop in Singapore.
Quan Fa aims to be the gatekeeper to bring in the best and certified organic vegetables and fruits, as well as other interesting organic products, such as organic ‘sproutable’ black / brown rice, readyto- eat triple wash salad greens, mixed mushrooms, organic pastes, and so on.
Delivery is also available so that purchasing organic is made fuss-free for everyone.
Besides the vegetables organic products, on goodies bag i found a sunflower sprouting kit too. I am trying it now at home and i wish the sunflower will grow.
*Not valid for promotional items and dried goods. One-time use per customer.
Thank you so much Quan Fa Organic Farm for a chance to let me know more about your organic products, try your products and share the good information with my readers/ followers.
ABOUT QUAN FA ORGANIC FARM
Quan Fa Organic Farm subscribes to ecological agrarian methods of farming, abstaining from the use of pesticides and harmful fertilisers, to produce only the freshest food crops that are both nutritious and healthy. Since 1999, Quan Fa has been cultivating all sorts of organically grown vegetables and fruits. Over the years, it has grown from humble beginnings of a small organic vegetable retailer to one of the leading distributors in Singapore today. To ensure the freshness of its produce, Quan Fa ensures that all harvesting and packaging are done in the morning.
Quan Fa Organic Farm
Address: 35 Murai Farmway Singapore 709145
Phone: 65-6793 7693
Fax: 65-6794 2172