Zenxin organic vegetables at wholesale marketMarch 5, 2007
The Sunday Times reported yesterday that Zenxin Argiculture, a grower of organic vegetables based in Kluang, Johor, has set up an outlet at the Pasis Panjang vegetable wholesale centre in Singapore.
Zenxin hadd actually already been offering an online service, with free delivery for purchases above $50, for some time. With the Pasir Panjang store, hopefully prices will be a lot more affordable.
I go up to JB quite regularly and have been buying their veggies from Jusco suparmarket there. Prices, quality and product range are good. In JB suparmarkets, many organic vegetables can be bought for less than RM3 (approx S$1.30) per packet – cabbage, spinach, kangkong, chye sim, long beans, lady’s fingers, eggplant, cucumber, Japanese cucumber, cherry tomatoes, etc. Add another RM 1 or 2 and your options increase. I ever bought organic coriander for the grand sum of RM0.85!
There are altogether 3 brands of organic vegetables at Jusco supermarkets – Zenxin, ABM Greenhill and Suan Mokkh. Plus, there is Grace Cup which is compost grown.
So now, two of the brands are available here, Zenxin and Grace Cup.
From my experience, the best quality organic vegetables come from Suan Mokkh but prices are somewhat higher. A Google search tells me that Suan Mokkh is a Buddhist meditation retreat in Southern Thailand. I am not sure if the organic vegetables come from the same place, but they certainly look good and have very strong energy.
One of my friends is able to sense it by placing his hands over the vegetables and he tells me that Suan Mokkh veggies have stronger energy than Zenxin.
So do look out for these if ever you go to JB. There are Jusco supermarkets at Terbrau City, a huge shopping mall at Johor Jaya, and also at Permas Jaya and Taman University.
Or pop by the vegetable wholesale centre and look for Zenxin at Pasir Panjang. You can also find organic vegetables and fruits at:
- Nature’s Glory at Tan Boon Liat Building at Outram
- Brown Rice Paradise at Tanglin Mall
- Supernature at Park House (a private residence) along Orchard Boulevard
- various organic food stores at Fortune Centre and in HDB estates
- supermarkets like The Marketplace, Carrefour and Fairprice.
Oh yes, Cold Storage has recently opened Naturally, an organic supermarket at Vivo City.
Anybody been there yet? Is it any good? Will drop by sometime and give my report.
But good or not, cheap or expensive, organic produce has certainly become a lot more widely available in Singapore. I remember when I first got interested in organic foods 20 years ago, there was about 1/2 an organic foods store – and nobody selling fresh organic foods and vegetables.