(Originally published on AVA Facebook)
ComCrop operates on a 6,000 sqft space on the rooftop of *Scape, along Orchard Road.
Its idea was to take over marginalised spaces and create something useful out of them.
Greens to Garnish Your Food and Drink
The mint leaf, a key ingredient in the mojito cocktail you recently ordered in a bar in the city, could very well come from ComCrop.
Thanks to its central location, it supplies greens to various F&B outlets within the vicinity of *Scape. This also means their greens are delivered fresh, on the same day they are harvested.
Besides peppermint and basil, they grow Wasabi greens, wood sorrel, and ghost peppers, too.
Another popular product offered by ComCrop is its fresh pesto, a pasta sauce made with basil leaves from its farm. Going by how fast it was snapped up at the SG Farmers’ Markets, the sauce is a hit with consumers!
Reducing Reliance on Food Imports
ComCrop currently produces over 150kg of leafy greens every month and they are scaling up.
Starting in October 2018, ComCrop will launch the first phase of its new 36,000 -sqft rooftop farm complex in Woodlands, supplying leafy greens to food production companies, catering companies, and supermarkets. The one -of -a -kind rooftop farm is expected to produce over 25,000kg of produce in the first full year of production, and the plan is to more than triple that number over the next two to three years.
Peter Barber, CEO of ComCrop said, “Our goal is to feed the community, and as we do that we get closer to reducing Singapore’s dependence on imported vegetables and boost our home-grown food supply. Singapore will be able to better withstand food supply disruptions caused by trade restrictions or bad weather.”