Exciting markets to check out in Singapore this October

Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, some artsy trinklets or a garage sale, we have you covered. Here is a list of markets to check out this month.

Open Farm Community’s Social Market (Oct 1-Oct 2)

, Exciting markets to check out in Singapore this October

Spa Esprit restaurant Open Farm Community is back with its sixth social market. Among the list of vendors are SoapLah, who makes their own cold-pressed soaps (yes, they’re local), Flashjuice, serving up juices with traditional Chinese herbs and Kerbside Gourmet, Asia’s first social enterprise gourmet food truck that serves up bites like Bak Chor Mee hotdog and beetroot burgers. If you come in the morning, there will be a yoga workshop and a boot-camp training at 10am and 11am.

Farmer’s Market at Loewen Gardens (Oct 8)

, Exciting markets to check out in Singapore this October

Loewen Gardens’ Farmers’ Market is back again, this time with more fresh vegetables and fruits, and lots more. Expect merchants like Woodlands Sourdough, a local micro bakery serving artisanal sourdough bread, kitsch accessories by Cafthos and coffee by Perk Coffee.

Archifest x Barter Market (Oct 9)

Part of Archifest, the people behind Indigoism and Briefs are bringing an art market with an interesting concept. Ditch the wallet, and bring a collection of home-made artworks or food to use as barter. There’ll be a slew of musicians, artists and interesting individuals, like Jollymcwank who will study your astrological star and tell you what has life planned for you; Master Kin, a group of musicians from Amsterdam who will be doing a series of live performances ranging from freestyle raps to jazzy tunes; and a stamp designer, who will be giving out hand-carved rubber stamps and prints.

Singapore Really Really Free Market 45 (Oct 9)

, Exciting markets to check out in Singapore this October

You know the drill; come with stuff you’d like to give to people in need at the 45th edition of this market, held at Maplewood Park. Apart from old books, CDs and other goods, you can also take a few if you really need them. You can also get a hair cut, a tarot card reading and a poem written specially for you. The point of if tall is to share resources and reduce over-consumption.

MAAD Sounds! with Andy Yang (Oct 14)

Red Dot Design Museum hosts the monthly MAAD market where you can check out the community of artists, designers, crafters and brand owners showcasing their goods, original artworks and fashion creatives. Details on the participating brands are still in the works, but this edition will see multidisciplinary artist Andy Yang curates this special segment that will feature some homegrown musicians performing their original music.

Green Is The New Black (Oct 22)

, Exciting markets to check out in Singapore this October

This “conscious festival” held at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore will be the hub of inspiring talks from thought leaders and change-makers in fields like ethical fashion, wellness and social justice. There’ll also be interactive workshops that will give you tips on urban farming, yoga and building living gardens, as well as a marketplace with 50 mindful brands such as Diadem Candles whose products use natural soy wax and lead-free cotton or wooden wicks; FrankSkincare, a 100% organic luxury skincare line with small batches of products, and more.