(Farm-to-Table) Enjoy Fresh Local Fruits and Vegetables At These 11 Farm Tours in Malaysia
Farm tours are a thing in overseas countries but did you know that there are a lot of farms in Malaysia which allow visitors to come in and tour around? Not only that, many of these farms even have a 🍴🥦farm-to-table concept whereby you can enjoy fresh produce that comes directly from the farm! Let’s check out these 11 farm tours in Malaysia, where you can enjoy fresh local fruits and vegetables.
HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm
Dragon fruit lovers! This is a rare opportunity for you to see the fruit up close before it is harvested. Before entering the farm, you’ll be greeted by Malaysia’s largest dragon fruit-shaped structure. This gigantic pink dragon fruit even entered the Malaysia Book of Records! Then, on the farm, you can touch and feel the dragon fruits while they are still on their trees, but please don’t pluck ok! We are civilised people. We purchase fresh dragon fruits from their store instead.
The best part of the farm is none other than the cafe with a farm-to-table concept. It serves food & beverages made of dragon fruits from their farm, and it’s halal! Some of the food & drinks on the menu include dragon fruit nasi lemak, dragon fruit burger and various kinds of dragon fruit smoothies. The must-try in the cafe is the Jumbo dragon fruit chicken bun😋. It is their signature dish, and everyone who has tried it recommends it!
⏰Hours: 10am - 5:30pm (Wed Closed) 📍Address: Lot 7608, Jalan Besar, Batu Satu, 43900 Sepang, Selangor
A Little Farm On The Hill
A Little Farm On The Hill is literally a little farm on the hill. It is barely 6 acres. This farm started off as a 🥕vegetable garden before growing into a small farm. However, do not underestimate this little farm. They actually grow and supply their produce to local shops and restaurants! Everything here, from fruits to vegetables to herbs is grown organically.
The foods here are served western style with a farm-to-table concept where most of the ingredients are from their farm. Yes! They even smoke 🥩meats, make jams and tend to their own 🐟fish and 🐝bees. Some of the mouth-watering cuisines which you can find here include six-hour smoked 🍖beef served with spicy salsa & pickles, 🍆aubergine with yoghurt and chilli oil, grilled chayote caponata and many more.
It also goes without saying that dining here is not cheap. Here’s a hint, it costs 3 figures🤑. Dining here is pretty exclusive, and you’ll have to make reservations in advance. On ordinary weekends, you can book a spot and enjoy the Farmers Lunch Club. On the other hand, during festive seasons like Christmas and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, there will be special menus. They are only open for lunch with spots for 36 guests, and it is required to have a minimum of 4 guests per booking. They are also available for private event bookings.
⏰Hours: 12:30pm - 4pm (Mon - Wed Closed) 📍Address: Lot 161 Tanarimba, Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Here is a farm with ⛺camping experience and farm dining. At Sempah T-Farm, you can camp overnight right next to a farm and enjoy the crops grown there! Don’t like camping? You can take up the glamping package.
Both packages come with dining and a variety of activities that you can enjoy, such as exploring the farm, river walking, jungle trekking and night walking. On top of that, the stay here is comfortable with facilities like hot water supply, water heater shower, clean toilet, etc.
If you don’t want to stay overnight but still want to experience their farm-to-table dining, sure, no problem! However, it is advisable to make a booking to secure a place to dine. The food here is non-halal, but 🥬vegetarians can make special requests for their food to be prepared 🚫🥩without meat. One interesting thing about dining here is that it is a totally omakase experience without any menu. The foods prepared highly depend on the seasonal crops and ingredients available on hand.
With a 25 acres farm, Penang Tropical Fruit Farm has over 200 species of fruits. Perched on the hilly terrain of Teluk Bahang, this farm is 800ft above sea level. This provides a conducive environment for cultivating many species of tropical fruits, including some rare and exotic fruits. The guided farm tour will open your eyes as the guide explains about the fruits on the farm. It is a very educational tour, and we highly recommend bringing your 🧒kids here.
If you are lucky, the guide will allow you to directly pluck and sample the fruits from some of the trees (but please don’t pluck without permission, you are not a 🙅♀️🙉monkey). At the end of the farm, you can sample 🍯honey, enzymes and some fruits for free! If you like what you've tasted and want more, you can head to the cafe with a farm-to-table concept to order smoothies and cut fruits.
Or even better, you can buy fresh fruits at the shop and bring them back to slowly enjoy at home. Besides the ordinary tropical fruits, there are also many exotic fruits such as pink figs, ice-cream beans, 🎅Santa Claus melon and many more.
⏰Hours: 9am - 5pm 📍Address: 18th Mile Stone, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang
Bao Sheng Durian Farm
As Malaysians, we just 😍love our durians, don’t we? Bao Sheng Durian Farm is one of the many durian farms in Malaysia offering farm tours. You can tour the small farm and savour fresh durians that just dropped from their trees! This family-owned farm has been cultivating durians since 1959. From 1990 onwards, they practised organic farming methods.
Bao Sheng Durian Farm offers a “farm stay and durian eating package” but this is seasonal. You’ll have to come around May to July to enjoy the farm tour.
📍Address: 150 Mukim 2, Sungai Pinang, 11010 Balik Pulau, Penang
Gk Organic Farm
Here is another farm in Malaysia with a farm-to-table concept. Upon arriving at Gk Organic Farm, you will be briefed on the farm’s concept history, and then you’ll be led on a guided farm tour, 🦵bare-footed! At the end of the farm tour, you’ll be given a cold organic enzyme drink to sample. Besides that, there will be enzyme making demo & tasting too, followed by a talk on organic farming and the environment. After that, you’ll proceed to a lunch buffet made by Chef Tai, which is a feast for both your 👀eyes and 👅palates!
Dining here is totally farm-to-table with the omakase concept, whereby everything is 🍎🥒vegetarian with 🚫🥩no meat or mock meat. If you are a vegan or lactose intolerant, you can inform them in advance, as some dishes might contain 🧀cheese and 🥛milk. Reservation is a must!
⏰Hours: 10am - 2pm 📞Phone: 012-386 6078 📍Address: Lot 1819, Jalan Besar, Kampung Sungai Buah, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor
Ladang Soon Cheong
We can’t leave our sweet red 🍓strawberries out of the list, can’t we? Cameron Highlands is well known for its 🥶cold climate, and strawberries can only grow in cold climates. So…add them together, and you'll get strawberries on Cameron Highlands! There are tons of strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands but we'll be focusing on an underrated small strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands, which is Ladang Soon Cheong.
As many might not know, 🍓strawberry picking is highly dependent on luck! Sometimes, if a farm is low in strawberries, there will be no strawberry picking for visitors. This often happens on large farms with high visitor traffic. If the big farms you go run out of strawberry picking quota, we suggest trying smaller farms like Ladang Soon Cheong. It is not crowded, and the price is one of the cheapest in Cameron Highlands. At just RM30, you can pick 500g of strawberries to bring back home. Oh! It's free entry too! However, the downside is that there is no cafe which serves food made of strawberries.
⏰Hours: 8am - 6:30pm 📍Address: Kea Farm, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, Tanah Rata, Pahang
Bug's Paradise Farm @ Puchong
Unlike its name, Bug's Paradise Farm is more than just bugs. To begin with, it is actually an organic 🥬🥔vegetable farm, making it a paradise for 🐞bugs. Owned by BMS Organics, visitors can join the guided farm tour, where they get to interact with small animals like 🐐goats, 🐇rabbits, mosquitoes 🦜parrots, geese, etc. The guide is very knowledgeable about organic planting, so if you have any questions, just fire away!
After the farm tour, you can enjoy a yummy steamboat. The farm-to-table meal ensures that you can enjoy the freshest crops straight from the farm. There are only vegan and vegetarian options here. Besides steamboats, there are other plant-based meals such as 🥬🍔vegetarian burgers, 🍕pizza, oat milk drinks, oat pudding with red beans, and many more.
⏰Hours: 12pm - 10pm (Wed, Thurs, Fri), 10:30am - 10pm (Weekends), Mon & Tue Closed 📍Address: Lot 46692, Jalan Pulau Meranti, Kampung Pulau Meranti, 47120 Puchong, Selangor
Saudagar Nanas Agrofarm
Remember Pikotaro’s PPAP song? If you find yourself still addicted to the catchy tune, chances are... you might have developed an interest in 🍍pineapples already! At Saudagar Nanas Agrofarm, you can find MD2 cultivar pineapples on the farm and on the table!
The best way to enjoy their farm-to-table cafe is to come in the 🌄morning and enjoy breakfast accompanied by the beautiful view of the sun rising over the sloppy hill of the pineapple farm. Almost everything in their cafe is made with pineapple. Some of the items on their menu include pineapple cheesecake, pineapple puff, pineapple scones, pineapple ice cream and many more!
⏰Hours: 7:30am - 6pm (Fri Closed) 📍Address: Lot 3000 Kg sg merab luar, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Lee’s Cocoa Farm
Chocolate lovers are going to love this! This is a rare cocoa farm with a farm-to-table concept that offers a farm tour and 🍫😋chocolate tasting experience. Mr Adam Lee’s cacao farm is the only one still operating in Tanjung Sepat, while many others closed down. At Lee’s Cocoa Farm they produce their own chocolate, the Cocoart artisan chocolate.
The tour is an immersive experience where you will be walked through the process of transforming cacao beans into 🍫chocolate. You get to feel and taste cacao fresh off of its pod. At the end of the tour, there will be a sharing session about chocolate and cacao beans, where you’ll get a deep insight into the fruit. You’ll also be able to taste chocolates and cacao husk tea made by Mr Lee. Plus, if you like them, you can even buy them to savour at home!
P.s: Making an appointment is a must. No walk-ins are allowed.
⏰Hours: 10:30am - 5pm (Thur Closed) 📞Phone: 019-214 1698 📍Address: Unnamed Road, Kampung Batu Lapan, Tanjong Sepat, Selangor
Tropical Spice Garden
Actually, this place is more like a small forest than a garden or farm. It is surrounded by greenery with a very calming atmosphere. There are many types of spices, 🌿herbs and other plants here, including some poisonous ones. You can hire a guide for a guided farm tour (only available for groups with a minimum of 10 pax). There is also a shed where you can learn about spices.
On top of that, you can join their hands-on cooking classes, where you get to learn how to use certain spices in your home cooking. The cuisines that you'll learn include Malaysian and Southeast Asian dishes. The classes will be conducted by Chef Tarina and Chef Rohana, and it’s halal. However, if you are not keen on cooking and only want to eat, not a problem at all! You can just sit back and relax at the cafe while enjoying some ☕coffee and 🥐pastries. There is also a gift shop with reasonably priced crafts.
⏰Hours: 9am - 4pm (Wed Closed) 📞Phone: 019-214 1698 📍Address: Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Now that you know the existence of these 11 farm tours in Malaysia with a farm-to-table concept, it's high time you visit them! Bring your loved ones along and enjoy the fresh produce that comes straight from the farm together. At the same time, learn more about how fruits and vegetables are farmed and grown. Who knows, perhaps you might one day be able to start your own farm!