Fresh produce at your doorstep: Page 5 of 5

Fresh produce at your doorstep

Items are air-flown from Japan twice a week and arrive on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Orders are then despatched to customers on the same day. Place orders at least two days in advance.

The Sampan Catch

Price: Free delivery to one location for orders above $180, minimum order of $60
Info: Go to sampancatch.com

Barramundi, sea bass, from The sampan Catch

For fresh fish harvested just hours before it arrives at your doorstep, go to online shop The Sampan Catch.

The company is run by Mr Raymond Sng and his wife Siew Ping, both 50, owners of Tiberias Harvest, a fish farm which, until February this year, distributed its haul only to restaurants and wholesalers.

The farm is located near Pulau Ubin, about 4km from the Changi coastline, and is half the size of a football field.

The couple, who have two children in university, left their corporate jobs to set up the farm.

Mr Sng, a former manager in a technology multinational company, left his job in 2011 and Mrs Sng, a former civil servant, left in 2012.

Tiberias Harvest currently supplies to about 15 restaurants islandwide and has had about 60 homecook customers so far.

Fish species include barramundi (seabass), pearl grouper, crimson snapper (below) and mangrove jack. The fish are not fed antibiotics or chemicals.

On why they decided to start offering their fish to households, Mr Sng says: "When restaurant chefs we supply to gave consistently good feedback about our fish, we felt encouraged and thought that perhaps the more discerning home consumers might appreciate it too."

The fish are delivered to homes on the same day they are harvested at the farm - typically within four hours.

They are scaled, gutted and packed individually before delivery.


This article was first published on November 9, 2014.
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