A couple of weekends ago, I finally checked out the Loewen Gardens Farmer’s Market at Dempsey.

If there’s one thing I absolutely love about the Western nations, it is their love for fresh farm-grown produce, gourmet meats and cheeses, as well as their artistry in baking and confectionary. I’d long heard about the Farmer’s Market but never got myself in gear to go so when a couple of the girls decided to ‘time’ a visit together, I couldn’t resist.

It was almost the perfect way to spend the Saturday evening – I say ‘almost’ ‘coz the husband was stuck in school and unable to come with. But my sweet pals Mel and Ran picked me up and took me on the excursion with them. I was so delighted by all the yummy things that were on sale! Obviously I had to reign my sweet tooth in but I ended up buying some incredible cheese and jamon iberico for us to snack on at home. 

our platter that evening

Oh my goodness, I am salivating just thinking about it. I actually think I still have some of the cheese left and might go snack on it later. Argh. It really doesn’t take much for me to lose it when cheese and cold meats are involved.

So anyway, the Farmer’s Market was great. Ran treated me to pancakes – Lordie, he knows how to spoil a pregnant lady – and I met some Mummy friends whose kids seemed to love the facilities at The Pantry (i.e. slides, swings, a trampoline!). Definitely made me think of the place as a great place to bring the family over the weekend!

English style pancakes with maple syrup & caramelized bananas

Auntie Meow with little K

Stef with cutie Emmie

I really wish there were more markets like these in Singapore – But then again, I might not be able to contain these sugar cravings if I went so often! Yum!

 

6 Responses to The Farmer’s Market

  1. terence says:

    Hey Janice,
    Always love reading your posts! If anything, it shows me things in Singapore like the farmers’ market I never knew existed!
    I am having Jamon Iberico cravings for the past week, do you happen to know if they will be selling those next weekend or other weekends? Will definitely be town this weekend!

    -tery-

    • Janice says:

      Hi Terence, I’m really not sure as this was the first time I’ve been and I’m sure they have different grocers selling different things each time. I’d say just go check it out!

  2. Julie says:

    awww so nice! where is it? i want to go the next time! hah

  3. Jeannine says:

    Hi Janice! Thank you for coming to the Farmers’ market at Loewen Gardens. We are glad that you enjoyed it and hope to see you back again soon! Regards, Jeannine, Marketing Manager at The Pantry