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Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

The quarterly Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market is on again this weekend! Was so bummed when I found out about the existence of this farmers market the previous round especially after I saw the interesting pictures, but had to wait a few months for the next round! So you can imagine I made sure not to miss this round!

It was blazing hot when we got to D’Kranji Farm Resort where the farmers’ market was held. Was mentally thinking whether to bring baby’s stroller or not, because I half wanted to keep the boot space free for all the shopping loot. But I hate being stuck with a sleepy baby and no where for baby to nap. In the end, baby did not even want to sit in the stroller because it was such a hot day (and neither did he take a nap).

The farmers’ market on the whole was quite impressive. We got there around 1pm, which is 1 hour after it opened. Thank goodness we found a parking slot near the entrance to the market, or else we’d be carrying baby in the hot sun! That’s one good thing about making it to the market relatively early, although on the other hand it meant we bore the full brunt of the mid-day sun. There were marshals guiding cars towards empty slots so you could see that some effort was being made to make the visit an enjoyable process. There’s also a free shuttle, but you’ll have to check the website for more details.

The farmers’ market was also impressive because of the size. I was just expecting a handful of stalls, but there were many stalls! I spent about 1.5 hours going through all the stalls and that’s considered fast already because I skipped quite a number due to the heat. Wow if the weather had been more forgiving, I would have probably spent at least 2 to 3 hours there, sampling my way through the stalls and eating all the interesting things. I really wanted to try the fried quail, frog balls, otah etc but at least I did manage to try the crocodile tail nuggets. Yes. Tastes better than chicken, if you want to know.

It got more crowded as we were about to leave. My friend who arrived around 2+ said that she had to line up 30 minutes to get the otah!

Scroll down for pictures of the farmers market!

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All ready to chiong the market!

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Look how crowded it was! Apparently, this edition of the Farmers market is held at D’Kranji Farm Resort, where the layout is like a racetrack which loops back on itself. Several of the previous sessions were held at Nyee Phoe Flower Garden under a huge marquee like place. I’m assuming that layout would be better as you can get to any stall you want by criss-crossing the place, unlike the racetrack layout where you can’t short-cut and cross over to the other side.

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Hay Dairies

Did you know there is an Italian Organic dairy farm in Singapore? It’s TRUE!!! Well I tried to search for it on Monday. Vaguely remembered it to be located at Lim Chu Kang. Alas, just could not find it so to make the most of the cross country travel, we stopped by at Hay Dairies instead to see the cute goats.

TO MY HORROR, we are no longer allowed to feed or hug the goats!!!!!! I recall visiting twice previously. All we had to do was pay $2 for the goat feed, and then we are let loose amongst the pens. The goats are still within the pens but they stick their little heads out to grab at the goat feed. Apparently, AVA considers this to be a health hazard and has put in place a ban for the last THREE years! Seriously, my first thought was that we are just going way overboard with all these precautions. The lady manning the cashier ( I think she owns the place) nodded sadly at me in agreement. I still have the photo of myself feeding a goaty 5 years ago 🙁

Still, we can walk past the pens and wave madly at the goats. They really are smart creatures and will look at you to see what you are up to. In India and lots of other places, goats are sometimes treated as pets! I definitely want to have a pet goat when I grow up.

If you desperately need a dose of goat hugging, you can trying going to the LA Goat Farm in Kluang, Malaysia (approx 2 hrs away from Singapore)

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Yes I know, I feel like that too sometimes. Stuck in a cage with no where else to go but to grit my teeth and not get shit upon.

Hay Dairies (9) AVA says NO caressing the goats!

Are you serious????

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$2 per bottle of milk. Lots of people can’t stand the goaty taste. I think it’s just a mindset you need to get over. After half a cup, you’ll be downing the whole bottle and installing a goat in your house.

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The long walk….

Kranji Countryside Map

Hay Dairies is part of the Kranji Countryside. If you’ve never explored this wonderful part of Singapore, you’re really missing out!

Biker Kitty

Biker Kitty disapproves of my encroaching into her personal space.

Hay Dairies

No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4

Singapore 718859

http://www.haydairies.com.sg

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