ShiokFarm, Because We Care
ShiokFarm is a community linking organic farmers in the region directly with food lovers in Singapore. Every day, our members make a difference by supporting organic farmers and reducing the carbon footprint of the food they consume. All without compromising on quality and taste.
How does it work?
Choose your bag
Select the bag that fits your need
Top up or add your essentials
Top up your bag with extra fresh produce, dry food or wine
Delivered to you
We deliver weekly at your doorstep or a collection point near you
4 reasons why you will love us
We have a long-term commitment
we have a long-term commitment to our partners who are all certified organic farms. Through us, you can support independent farmers who want to build a sustainable food system
We make organic as affordable as we can
we are a social enterprise with lower margins. We compared ourselves to the shops who had most of the cheapest fruit & vegetables offline and online and we are 23% cheaper
We are a tight-knit community of food lovers
Members access dedicated resources (weekly recipes matching your bag’s content..) and support each other in living a more sustainable life
We are plastic-free
And we truck-in most of our products from nearby, making us one of the most carbon-neutral options around
What our members have to say?
“I love knowing exactly where the food on our plates has come from. It’s fresh, it’s organic and hasn’t travled halfway around the world to reach us. Keep up the good work!!”
Aimee, ShiokFarmer for 3.5 years
“Every week we feel all the love you pack in our bags: love for fresh produce, love for environment (no plastic and returnable bag, yay!) and love for the members. Thank you”
Hiroko, ShiokFarmer for 3 years
“I started receiving the Paleo Diet Bag a year ago. It offers a good mix of organic & Paleo compliant fruit & veggies. I love the quality, flavours and the variety of its produces.”
Jessica, ShiokFarmer for 2.5 year
Every two years, we do a market research and compare prices of fresh fruit and vegetables across the main offline and online grocery stores in Singapore. Our first market study was in 2018, we renewed the exercise in 2020.
In May 2022, we did it again and this article presents our findings.
On May the 18th 2022, I was invited to share my experience on how to create a sustainable and eco-friendly business during a webinar organised by Le Petit Journal and EDHEC Business School.
How did we integrate sustainable development goals in our business, how do we measure the impact of our actions, how far do we go to make sure that our carbon emissions are as little as possible? These are some of the topics addressed during this session. You can view it here.
Note that this is in French. If you do not understand French, do reach out to me to discuss this topic. I am quite passionate about it! 😅
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2-4 tablespoons warm water, to thin dressing
InstructionsAdd all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Dressing serves 4. You can store it in an air tight container for one week in the fridge.
Mix together the hummus, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and some water until you obtain your Hummus dressing.
This dressing is great for your salad and your marinades.
- ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- Freshly ground black pepper
Put all your ingredients into a blender, pulse until well-blended and emulsified. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator, allow to come to room temperature and shake well before using.
Looking for answers?
Some of our most-asked questions...
What is the Dirty Dozen?
The Dirty Dozen list is put together every year by the "Environmental Working Group" (EWG). It reveals the fruits and vegetables that are the most likely to be contaminated by pesticides. For example, a single strawberry can have as many as twenty different pesticides.
Click here to see the latest list
In Asia, we can add green leafy vegetables to the list. We have also tested on several occasions non organic bananas that were very high on nitrates (this is a fertiliser, not a pesticide, but as hazardous for humans' health when found in high quantities and when one is exposed to repeatedly).
We cannot wash or peel our way out of the problem. Washing removes some residues. Systemic pesticides are inside the produce and cannot be washed away.
At ShiokFarm, we really want every parent to be able to afford to feed their child with food that is as clean as possible. To support them, we have put the 5kg and the 7kg bags together. They focus on the Dirty Dozen produces. Note that both bags contain other organic produces to allow variety.
Can I choose what goes in my fruit & vegetables bag?
We have a wide range of bags to cater to each of our members' needs.
- Our 5 and 7kg Standard bag are good for families of different sizes and focus on the Dirty Dozen fruit and vegetables (those that contain the most pesticide residue when grown with traditional methods).
- With our 3kg Premium bag you can indulge in premium fruit and vegetables like artichoke and berries. Many of our members combine a Standard bag with a Premium bag.
- Our specialty bags include our 6kg Healthy Paleo Diet bag (no nightshade vegetables, mix of standard and premium bag), our 5kg Low Carb Keto bag (vegetable-heavy) and our Indian Cuisine bag.
- Finally, we have a 3kg Fruit bag for those of you with sweet tooth at home!
To see exactly which fruit and vegetables go into each bag, click on each bag here.
If there is a produce in your bag you really do not like, you can offer to exchange it on your WhatsApp group. Most of the time, you will find a volunteer to swap with you.
And if none of these options work for you, you can also build your own bag. To do this head to our Fruit & Vegetables section and place your order every week before Thursday noon. Your order will be delivered the following week.
Can I know in advance what will be in my bag or box?
Yes! Every Friday we post on our Facebook page the content of the following week’s fruit and vegetable bags. Ask to join our page here and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if we have not approved your application within the next 24 hours, specifying your Facebook name, if different from your real name. Note that this page is reserved to our members exclusively.
Every last week of the month, we post on the same Facebook Group what will be in the following week Wine Box.