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The Farm-to-Table Practice with The Kitchen Table at W Sentosa
Posted April 17, 2024, 8:31 am

When it comes to food, there’s something undeniably special about enjoying a meal made with ingredients that are fresh from the farm. In recent years, Farm-to-Table practices have become a beloved culinary movement, bringing us closer to the roots of our food and redefining the way we dine.


Embracing the Farm-to-Table approach means celebrating the connection between the land, the hands that tend it, and the nourishment it provides. In this article, we talk about why the Farm-to-Table setup is ideal. And we highlight The Kitchen Table in W Singapore, a partner that has adopted the approach with the installation of our hydroponic edible green wall.

 

 

Why is Farm-to-Table ideal?

 

The Farm-to-Table approach is a philosophy and practice that emphasises sourcing food directly from local farms and producers. It focuses on freshness, quality, and sustainability of ingredients. It involves shortening the supply chain and reducing the distance between the place where food is grown or raised and where it is consumed.


By sourcing directly from local farms or even growing our own produce, we significantly reduce the time and distance between harvest and our plates. The result? Food that is bursting with flavour, vibrant in colour, and packed with essential nutrients.


Embracing Farm-to-Table practices also makes a positive impact on the environment. Because local sourcing is made a priority, we reduce the carbon footprint associated with long-distance food transportation.


Additionally, many Farm-to-Table initiatives support sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices, minimising the use of harmful chemicals and promoting biodiversity. These practices place importance on soil health, water conservation, and ecological balance, which safeguard our natural resources for future generations.

 

Farm-to-Table at The Kitchen Table

At Grobrix, we are passionate about the Farm-to-Table movement and empowering individuals and businesses to grow their own fresh vegetables sustainably and efficiently. Our soil-less hydroponic green wall is a game-changer in this regard. It seamlessly integrates with the Farm-to-Table philosophy, allowing you to cultivate your own ingredients right at your fingertips.


As we think about the Farm-to-Table practice, we would like to share the remarkable partnership between Grobrix and The Kitchen Table at W Singapore, where our indoor farming system has found its home. Located at 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, The Kitchen Table is a vibrant culinary destination that seamlessly combines culinary finesse with the tropical locale of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.

 

Bringing the Farm Indoors to The Kitchen Table

Grobrix takes immense pride in bringing the farm directly to the dining table, and our collaboration with The Kitchen Table embodies this vision perfectly. Our green wall makes for an immersive experience that redefines Farm-to-Table dining and leaves a lasting impression on every guest.


Guests can see the vibrant greens they will be enjoying. No more waiting for fresh greens to be delivered from distant farms through lengthy transportation. With Grobrix, produce is within reach in meters and minutes.


There are three dishes on the a-la-carte menu that uses Grobrix harvest, they are the Burrata (using Basil) and the Overnight Roasted Watermelon Salad (using Nasturtium), and the pesto that is on the breakfast buffet.


Image credits: W Sentosa


By taking the farm indoors, our wall doesn’t only maximise space utilisation but also provides a consistent supply of nutrient-rich greens which can be harvested all year round.


Benefits of Having an Edible Green Wall

Our green wall not only provides a functional and space-saving solution for growing vegetables, but it also serves as an eye-catching and decorative feature. Other benefits of our edible wall include the following:

 

Unmatched Freshness

By utilising our soil-less indoor farming system, the greens are grown in a controlled environment, optimising their flavour and nutritional content. From the moment they are harvested until they reach a customer’s plate, the greens retain their vitality, delivering a farm-fresh experience.


Transparency and Traceability

Just like the Kitchen Table, guests have the unique opportunity to witness the entire journey of their food, from seed to table. The connection between farm and plate is made tangible, which encourages a deeper appreciation for the ingredients and the sustainable practices behind growing them. This kind of dining experience encourages conscious consumption and highlights the importance of knowing where our food comes from.


Menu Innovation

Our edible hydroponic wall has become a wellspring of inspiration for the chefs at the Kitchen Table. The vast variety of greens cultivated within the system fuels their creativity and inspires them to create innovative and delightful dishes. From vibrant salads bursting with flavours to culinary creations infused with fragrant herbs, each plate tells a story of how Grobrix elevates the culinary experience.


With benefits like this, it truly makes you wonder why you haven’t decided on installing your own Grobrix wall yet, whether you want your own modular edible green wall in your office, own restaurant or cafe, or even in your home.

 

 

Grobrix Seedlings

So what seeds can Grobrix grow? We offer a diverse selection of seedlings specifically curated for our soil-less hydroponic green wall. Our seedlings include:

 

  • Asian Greens – from Chye Sim to Green Tatsoi, these leafy greens are packed with unique textures and robust flavours that add an exciting twist to your culinary creations.
  • Edible Flowers – elevate your dishes with the delicacy of edible flowers. We offer a variety of blooms, including Butterfly Sorrel and more. These colourful petals not only add a visually stunning touch to your meals but also impart subtle flavours and aromatic notes.
  • Herbs – enhance your culinary creations with an assortment of herbs readily available from your Grobrix green wall. Whether you’re a fan of Italian Basil, Rosemary, Coriander, or Sage, our herb seedlings offer an abundance of flavours and aromas to elevate your dishes to new heights.
  • Leafy Greens – leafy greens that are perfect for salads, sandwiches, or sautés. From crisp lettuces of different kinds to hearty kale, our selection of leafy greens provides an array of textures and tastes to suit your preferences.

These are just a few examples of the seedlings we offer for our Grobrix green wall. We continually update and expand our selection to cater to different culinary preferences and preferences. If you’d like to know more about the seedlings we have available, make sure to check our Seedling Store.

 

 

Grobrix at The Kitchen Table

The collaboration between Grobrix and The Kitchen Table not only showcases the potential of our indoor farming system and Farm-to-Table practices but also inspires guests to be mindful of their food choices, fostering a deeper connection to the environment and the food they consume.


Chat with us if you have questions about our edible green wall or Grobrix!

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