Every August, Singaporeans come together as One to honour our history, celebrate our independence, and bind together to embrace the future. This year, the nation’s 58th birthday calls for stronger unity with confidence - emerging from a post-COVID period, with stronger emphasis on community spirit & kinship, having a positive outlook and perspective to the future. Here we have put together 4 ways to celebrate the Nation’s Birthday this August:
1. Visit your friendly Farmers Market in your neighbourhood
With post-Covid opening up, there’s more events to attend than ever. These markets are vibrant, community-driven events that connect people directly with local farmers, artisans, and food producers.
This August, join our Heritage Harvest edition of our Farmers' Market at City Sprouts Henderson! Get ready for a fun-filled day with 25 different merchants. When you shop at our Farmers Market, you are directly supporting local farmers and producers. This market creates a direct link between farmers and consumers, eliminating intermediaries and ensuring that a larger portion of the profits goes directly to the growers. By supporting local farmers, you contribute to the growth of the community's farm economy, which, in turn, helps create jobs and sustains food security!
Our Farmers Market is more than just fresh produce. You can find a diverse range of locally made products such as artisanal bread, cheese, honey, handmade soaps, crafts, and more. These unique offerings showcase the creativity and talents of local artisans, making your visit a delightful and enriching experience.
What’s more, engage city kids in classic Kampong games, allowing them to experience the joy that generations before us cherished. Or dive into the world of quail eggs with our local quail farmer, Uncle William! Discover the abundance of egg wisdom he's gathered over the years in his workshop.
Our Farmers Market serves as communal spaces where neighbours and friends come together, creating a sense of community, where people from all walks of life can gather, socialize, and support each other. Don’t miss out, check out this event page for more info.
2. Take a deeper appreciation of our local farm produce
Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh, seasonal produce. Since the food is sourced locally, it doesn't have to travel long distances to reach the market, reducing the time between harvest and consumption. This means that you get to enjoy products at the peak of their flavor and nutritional value, grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, making it a healthier and more environmentally friendly option.
One of the unique aspects of Farmers Market is the opportunity to interact directly with the people who grow your food. You can ask questions about how they started their passion, learn about different varieties, and even get cooking tips and recipe ideas. This direct connection with farmers fosters transparency and trust, allowing you to make informed choices about the food you eat.
3. Whip up a local dish and share it with your friends and family
Always wanted to try your hands on Kueh Making? Discover the magic of transforming humble ingredients into Puteri Ayu Kueh! Boasted as the easiest Kueh to make, join us for a culinary class with freshly harvested ingredients from our farm! Sign up here.
4. Party and celebrate all things local at Sundown Social @ Dempsey
In the mood for party? Join us at Dempsey Hill for an evening of Sundown Social on 13 August 2023, Sunday. 15 handpicked vendors: Vendors thoughtfully curated to bring you a delightful blend of flavours and experiences! Watch in awe as Master Chef Season 2 runner-up, Leon Lim, transforms dishes from the renowned Fullerton Book "Local Labels Global Flavors" right before your eyes. Savour the enchanting flavours that blend local goodness with global influences. First 200 visitors to the Sundown Social and indulge in the ultimate treat - FREE Pandan Churros straight from the "Local Labels, Global Flavours book! Celebrate all things local in an unforgettable evening of flavours and culture. RSVP here.