Open Farm Community:Social Market|| The Root of all Local

There's even more excuse to visit Open Farm Community now especially with the Social Market #2 running its second rounds to usher in the new year on the 9th and 10th of January from 10am to 4pm. If you've made the wiser choice of being the early bed or.. the late comer, there are benefits to both; some being access to soap demonstrations, as well as yoga and Pilate classes.

But first, let's talk food. With the extensive brunch  and lunch menu at your disposal in the greenhouse, here are some of our recommendations straight off the bat.

If you speak the language of eggs, you would know these are pantry necessities and God forbid, should never be absent from brunch feasting. One such excellent dish is the Coal-Baked Omelette with Smoked Haddock ($24); tarragon and whole grain mustard mornay sauce adding an intriguing richness to the runny mixture that warrants a quick return visit to the piping hot dish, armed with pita pockets. The other would be the Potato Rosti served with Scrambled Eggs ($28); sliced pork sausages give it a new lease in life while the healthy dollop of creme fraiche and a drizzle of red onion brown jus brings the diner-esque dish to familiar territory.

I've waxed lyrical about Open Farm Community's poached chicken in their Caesar salad before, and still, I'll do it again with their eye-catching rendition of the usual suspect, the Eggs Benedict ($24). Stylized with poached chicken, spinach, semi-dried tomatoes, sourdough bread and a good whacking of vibrant vert green curry hollandaise sauce which carried gentle nuances of heat in its wake. An interesting take on the regular offering with not too stellar a performance as expressed by its unorthodox reading. The Roasted Wagyu Rump ($30) carried out in the same line of deliverance, it's price tag a little too swanky for daytime moments such as these. On hindsight, the wagyu rump was perfectly seasoned, seared and finished; the mild pink innards perfect when consumed with the ratte potatoes. Poached eggs tie in the breakfast/brunch connections while the chilli Bearnaise sauce spices up the easy-going dish.

Looking for something that shows off a little bit more of the kitchen flair? Then you would probably want to peruse the pasta section. The Potato Dumpling Gnocchi ($26) steals our breathe away...every single time, with its masterful combination of shredded pork sausage, vivacious sun dried tomato jus and fresh fennel all tossed through insanely tender pillows of potato pasta. You'll want to save room for their Mud Crab Spaghettoni ($28) as well, the herbaceous Thai Curry sauce and the medley of mud crab extremely compatible.

Visiting the grounds later today? You'll be thrilled to find that its been transformed into a bustling marketplace focusing on local and fresh produce as well as renewable agricultural practises. The venue will house approximately 25 vendors including Edible Garden City. Be ready to find things such as house plants, sweet and sticky honey, homemade jams, nut butters and other ready to eat treats. Oh Chin Huat Hydroponic Farms will be selling their freshly harvested vegetables, and Apisara Cerena will be peddling locally-made honeys. How's that for something different? 

This event is open to the public at no charge.

Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road
t: 6471 0306

Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12 - 3pm; 6 - 10pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm

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