Urban farm and market encourages consumers to be involved in the growing process.
The Farmery aims to enable consumers to see how their food is grown as well as take part in the farming process themselves.
Funded with USD 25,000 from Kickstarter backers, the team behind The Farmery aims to further develop its prototype low-cost shipping container farms to eventually create a space that is able to grow mushrooms, herbs, lettuces, greens and strawberries. Once constructed, the final building will consist of four shipping containers and a large greenhouse space where goods will be sold. Two extra lean-to greenhouses will be located on the sides of the construction, while aquaponic systems will be placed on the outside walls of the containers. The entire growing process will be visible for consumers visiting The Farmery. Local businesses and hobbyists are also invited to make use of the space and sell their own produce.
Selling farm goods directly to the consumer means greater profits for the producer and brings consumers closer to the source of the food they eat. The lack of local food in Singapore cause that the communities are disconnected from the food and the emotion bond that can be develop when you grow it.