Saturday, March 06, 2010

Farmers' Market at Loewen Gardens

Everything you see at the Farmers' Market at Loewen Gardens is reminiscence of weekend markets in Europe and Australia. The only difference is the heat and humidity that can make an outing to the market rather unpleasant. Despite that, I quite enjoyed it.

Yummy pastries from The Pantry--organizer of the Farmers' Market--double up as eye candy.

Paella is cooked on the spot, and you can buy a serving of it at S$10. (It's expensive but it's not often we get to eat paella, so what the heck....)

To entertain the kids, there is a playground, a trampoline, and free face painting services. There is definitely lots of photo opportunities for photo enthusiasts at the market, but it was hard for me to concentrate as I had to turns with Terence to mind the boys.

By just looking at the vendors and their wares and the crowd that turned up, it's hard to imagine that you are still in sweltering Singapore. The only thing that gives it away in the photograph would be the fans on the ceiling of the marquee tent.

Even Kit enjoyed lolling in the heat.

I didn't expect us to buy anything from the market, but we went home with four bottles of wine, one loaf of focacia, a bottle of homemade chicken liver and brandy pate (YUM), and cupcakes. The market is definitely recommended but please, go there early before the heat wave hits.

When and where:
Loewen Gardens
Every first Saturday of the month
9am - 2pm

1 comment:

Po Li Loo said...

Just discovered your blog! I love farmers markets. Didn't know they had one in Singapore. Will have to check it out.


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