All posts tagged: Organic Fresh Produce

Zenxin Organic Park @ Malaysia

Triggered by this opinion article published by Straits Times, “Is organic food really free from pesticides?”, we decided to pay Zenxin Organic Park in Johor, Malaysia, a visit. Since we buy so much organic produce from Zenxin in Singapore, we wanted to learn – what makes a farm organic, if the produce are really free from pesticides and why is organic produce good for us? Before embarking on the farm tour details, I wanted to learn – what makes a farm an organic farm? Since 2008, the Zenxin production chain has been certified organic by NASAA Australia (www.nasaa.com.au), which is accredited by IFOAM, and they strictly comply to the international organic standards. Zenxin’s compost factory is Certified Organic Input Manufacturer, their farms are Certified Organic Producers and their processing houses are Certified Organic Processors. Mr Tai Sengyee, Executive Director of Zenxin Organic, explains that in order to be certified organic, the farm has to fulfill a few main criteria including: No synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides Natural source of water Sustainable system with 10% land set aside for …

Top Places to Buy Organic Produce in Singapore

Both my mum’s and my health recovery involved living on a raw, organic, vegan diet. And since Singapore is so short of land, the frequent question I get is – where do you get do organic food shops good, fresh yet affordable organic produce in Singapore? Hence, I am featuring my top picks of organic food shops based on: 1) Convenience – 1 stop for large selection 2) Affordability 3) Quality of Produce — 1) Zen Xin Agri-Organic Food Zenxin Agri-Organic Food (Zenxin) is Malaysia’s leading producer, distributor and retailer of organic produce, since its 2001 setup. As in the farms are relatively near Singapore, we can trust in the produce’s freshness. Zenxin has a wide selection in their shop at Pasir Panjang – the tropical crops are grown in Malaysia and Thailand while seasonal temperate crops are imported from around the world. The prices are kept affordable by farming in Malaysia (where land is more abundant than Singapore), and then shipping them over the short distance over the causeway. They have a membership program that …