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City Harvest Festival 2014

Come and support Team Spitalfields at the 16th City Harvest Festival

Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane,

Enfield, Middlesex

EN1 4RQ

 

Saturday 20th September 2014

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Admission Fees:

Adults £6.50

Concessions £5.50

Children (2-16 years) £3.50

Children (1 year and under) free of charge

 

Something for everyone, big or small. Savour the sights and sounds of amazing animals, dazzling displays and prizewinning produce at the only Country Show with an Urban Twist.

Gorgeous grub, country crafts, bees and falconry finishing with a tug-of-war. Come and help celebrate our wonderful city farms and community gardens from across the capital.

Held in conjunction with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

 

New for 2014, Taste of Autumn marquee a chance to sample and use some unusual vegetables, including Capel’s crop of chillies, in dishes in the Terrace Restaurant

 

Plus, if you’re proud of your jam or think your chutney is a force to be reckoned with then this is the time to put it to the test and enter Capel’s local preserve competition for the tastiest and most original homemade jam, chutney or jelly. There will also be local and Capel-grown produce available to buy.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk/events/city-harvest-festival.html

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 – rossana@spitalfieldscityfarm.org

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 gardens@spitalfieldscityfarm.org.uk