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Animals on film

Spitalfields City Farm is situated in the heart of the East End of London and is conveniently located to provide a local animal hire service for film and tv producers as well as for magazine shoots. We have a range of friendly and unusual looking farm animals- inlcuding rare breeds of sheep and goats and chickens. We also have a donkey and pony who have already featured in many things including CBEEBIES and The Sun newspaper. There are a range of smaller pet animals- rabbits, guinea pig and ferrets and we have chicks and lambs in the spring time.

We offer a tailored service to meet our clients needs from locations, timings, animal handling and also can provide a range of farmyard accessories such as straw and farming tools.

If your Company would like animals for any future production get in touch with Jenny at the farm to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to provide a quote for you. Here are some examples of animals in the press

Daily Mail 'Good Life' Article 13-11-2010

Heart Breakfast's Harriet beats the tube strike 3-11-2010

City Harvest Festival 2014

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

Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane,

Enfield, Middlesex



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.


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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