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Summer Market @ Spitalfields Farm

EVERY SUNDAY 8th June - 28th September 2014 12-6pm


It’s that time of the year again and we are re-launching our Summer Market and Café at Spitalfields City Farm

Supporting our launch this year is Spitalfields Music, who bring their Summer Festival to us for the day, with performances from the Harrison Ensemble and Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES), and we welcome the return of the annual Sheep and Wool Fayre at the farm.

On Sunday 8th June, you can expect tosee:  have a go instrument sessions for familiesin the Yurt, pop-up music performancesappearing in and around the farm gardens, DIY craft stalls, spinning and sheep shearing demonstrations, a celebration of all things woolly, as well as our fresh vegetables and plants for sale. 

The farm café will be selling artisan coffee, cold drinks and cakes.

The market will set up every Sunday till the end of September selling DIY crafts, fresh vegetables grown on the farm, live folk music, food stalls and cold drinks. Live fold music and crafts workshops.

Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale.

Stalls cost £10 (free to Newlon Housing residents) download a stall holder application form

For more information contact: Rossana Leal 0207 247 8762 –

Congratulations to the Zimbabwe Association and Spitalfields City Farm - A Successful Collaboration!

Ocotber 2013 Author and broadcaster Chris Baines presented The Zimbabwe Group with their Group volunteer Award from Garden Organic's Master Gardener programme last Saturday at their National Volunteer conference. The Zimbabwe Association  have been working closely with the farm to maintain the demonstration plot for the Sowing New Seeds project.

Wiz and Stella receiving their Group Award from Chris Baines on behalf of Garden Organic.

Fantastic crops such as African White Maize, Covo, Rugare have been grown from Africa; Lab Lab, Yard Long Beans, China Beans, Kodu,  from Asia; Chocho, Broad Leaved Thyme and Callaloo from the Carribbean and much much more.

Marian and Saul pricking out crops for the Sowing New Seeds demonstration plot.

Come down and learn how to save seed from many of these crops and get involved in garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library programme on Weds October 16th 11-3pm.

For more information and to book a place on this free workshop call 0207 247 8762 or email

Sowing New Seeds Final Workshop

Ocotber 2013

The farm has played host to Garden Organic's fascinating Sowing New Seeds project over the year. We have led 5 workshops at the farm and trips to gardens focussing on exotic non-UK vegetables. The idea behind Sowing New Seeds, which is is a Local Food Lottery funded project, is to collect and exchange tips within the community on the best ways to grow exotics in the UK, to share and collect  the seed from plants that have started to acclimatise themselves to UK conditions, to build a network of people and to share ways of cooking, AND eating together!


Our final workshop will be on Seed Saving and will be on Wednesday 16th October from 11am until 3 pm.

Please email if you would like to book a place or call 0207 247 8762.

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Olivia Burt