Hackney City Farm

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Coordinates: 51°31′54″N 0°04′00″W / 51.531731°N 0.06661°W / 51.531731; -0.06661

Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm is a city farm in Haggerston the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated on Hackney Road at the junction of Goldsmith's Row.

It was established in 1984 as a community and educational resource and to give the people, particularly young people, of the borough experience of animals. The facilities at Hackney City Farm include a farmyard, area for grazing, garden and a tree nursery with butterfly house.[1] The amenity encourages children to learn about the natural environment, growing vegetables and caring for animals. The farm is home to a range of animals including: poultry, sheep, rabbits, bees, pigs and a donkey.[2] The Farm also runs educational projects, exhibitions, courses in crafts and farm trails, and operates a café, Frizzante, which recently won a Time Out award for best family restaurant. Animals can be adopted at the farm, and free range eggs are for sale at £1.20 for 6.

The farm is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

In 2008, a bike shop opened in the Farm. Bike Yard East sells cycle products and does repairs.

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  1. ^ "Hackney City Farm". http://www.visitlondon.com/. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Visiting London on a budget". http://www.secrethotels.eu/. Retrieved 13 November 2013.