- Singapore Food Agency launches FTT Recognition Programme
- Programme encourages local sourcing and sustainability in HoReCa businesses
- Consumers can identify and support participating businesses
Have you ever wondered how you could help local farmers and eat delicious, fresh food simultaneously?
Singapore has a new answer for you: the Farm-to-Table (FTT) Recognition Programme.
This exciting initiative recognises hotels, restaurants, and catering companies (HoReCa) that source at least 15% of their fresh produce from local farms.
Let’s dive in and learn more about this programme and how you can get involved!
What is the FTT Recognition Programme?
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has created the FTT Recognition Programme to help support local farms and promote sustainable practices in the HoReCa sector.
Working with organisations like the Association of Catering Professionals Singapore, the Restaurant Association of Singapore, and the Singapore Hotel Association, the FTT Recognition Programme awards logos to businesses that meet specific local sourcing requirements.
Depending on how many food categories businesses source locally, there are three different award tiers – Base Tier, Mid Tier, and Highest Tier.
Why Should We Support FTT-recognised Businesses?
Supporting FTT-recognised businesses means enjoying the fresh, local produce and contributing to Singapore’s food resiliency.
As Mr Andrew Kwan, President of RAS, said, “This initiative not only supports local farmers but also encourages restaurants to create unique and delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients to delight their diners.”
How Can I Find FTT-recognised Businesses?
Look for the FTT Recognition Programme Logo on door decals and wobblers at participating hotels, restaurants, and catering companies, or find a list of businesses under the programme at Eat-local-produce.
Supporting these businesses is a great way to help the environment and enjoy delicious food made from local ingredients.
Actionable and Practical Takeaways
- Learn more about the FTT Recognition Programme and its criteria at FTT
- Look for the FTT Recognition Programme Logo at your favourite restaurants and hotels
- Support participating businesses and enjoy the benefits of local, fresh produce
In conclusion, the FTT Recognition Programme is an excellent way for Singaporeans to support local farms, promote sustainable dining, and enjoy delicious food.
By choosing to patronise FTT-recognised businesses, we can make a positive impact on our environment and our community.
So, the next time you’re looking for a place to dine, watch for the FTT Recognition Programme Logo and give these local heroes your support!