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Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm Hackney City Farm provides the opportunity for children and the local community to experience farming, volunteering and craft workshops, in the heart of Hackney.

Tweet as @hackneycityfarm For Nearly 30 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city. It offers an opportunity for children and adults to get up close to a range of farmyard animals and to learn about where their food comes from and why that matters. We host volunteers from the community as well as corporate groups and provide team-building experiences. Also a unique training, workshop, meeting and launch venue.

Operating as usual

Our chicks are growing up last 🥚🐣🐥🐔They are still about 10 weeks off from being old enough to lay eggs. It takes 18 week...
01/06/2022

Our chicks are growing up last 🥚🐣🐥🐔
They are still about 10 weeks off from being old enough to lay eggs. It takes 18 weeks from hatching to become mature. 🐤
#chickens #chicks #chickensofinstagram #homegrown #cityfarm #chicksoflondon #hackney #eastlondon #buyeggs #locallygrown #londonlife

🟪Our volunteers today have been busy drawing crowns and animals on our newly painted HCF sign 🐕Thank guys! #farmday #pai...
31/05/2022

🟪Our volunteers today have been busy drawing crowns and animals on our newly painted HCF sign 🐕
Thank guys!
#farmday #painting #newsign #farmvolunteer #hackneycentral #hackney #helpingfarm #volunteerwork #londonvolunteering

30/05/2022

👑 We are open normal hours for Queens platinum jubilee week 👑 Tue-Sun 💜 10-4.30. Adult and kids pottery classes are on too.
#queenplatinumjubilee #bankholiday #queen #hackney #hackneylife #donkey #babydonkeysofinstagram #queenelizabeth #celebration

27/05/2022

Geese are exceptionally protective and LOUD! 😳These two have been sat on their eggs for a few days and looking to attack any egg stealers. Unfortunately Robin, our gander is infertile so nothing will become of them, still doesn’t stop them showing who’s mother goose 🗣
#londongoose #protectivemum #eggs #geese #londonmum #eastlondon #watchoutforthemum #hackney #hackneymum #hackneylife #londoncityfarm

🌩Thunder bolts of lighting ⚡️very very frighting RUN! 🏃‍♀️The @goodgym volunteers didn’t let the weather stop them from ...
25/05/2022

🌩Thunder bolts of lighting ⚡️very very frighting RUN! 🏃‍♀️The @goodgym volunteers didn’t let the weather stop them from helping us out with gardening last night. @goodgym_hackney ran here, moved a massive pile of rocks and planted these new tomatoes 🍅 then ran off! Thanks guys! See you again soon 🤩
#runforfun #volunteerwork #londonrunning #goodgym #helpingthecommunity #runtoinspire #eveningrun #hackneyhalf #hackneymoves #hackneyrun #hackneyroad #supportlocalfarms #hackneycouncil

🐐 Look at that belly! Lola is about 2/3 weeks off now and looking enormous. We can’t wait to see who’s inside and welcom...
23/05/2022

🐐 Look at that belly! Lola is about 2/3 weeks off now and looking enormous. We can’t wait to see who’s inside and welcome them to the farm. She’s getting lots of extra grub and cuddles atm, and loving every minute 😊
#kids #goatkids #newbaby #hackneybaby #pregnantgoat #farmbabies #londoncityfarm #farming #babies #hackneyroad

🤩Our cooperate volunteers from @amazon yesterday, thank you! They helped clear out an area near our poly-tunnel for our ...
13/05/2022

🤩Our cooperate volunteers from @amazon yesterday, thank you!
They helped clear out an area near our poly-tunnel for our therapy groups and then feed ‘wrinkles’, our wee jumping lamb. What a great way to help during mental health week 😌
#mentalhealthweek #takecareofyourself #amazonvolunteers #cooperatevolunteers #londonvolunteering #lambs #bottlefeeding #londonfarm #hackney #hackneycouncil #farming

✏️ Thank you all those that joined our drawing class this Sunday! 🐖It’s great seeing all the different styles of the  @w...
09/05/2022

✏️ Thank you all those that joined our drawing class this Sunday! 🐖
It’s great seeing all the different styles of the @wildlifedrawing class and learning as you draw from our wonderful farm staff.
#wildlifedrawing #farmdrawing #farmart #drawing #drawingsketch #londondrawing #londonart #artclass #charityart #hackney #eastlondon #eastlondonart

04/05/2022

🥚 The awesomeness of Embryonic movement 🦆
You can see the veins and the blood vessels feeding the growth of this young ducking. You can also see the amazing movement inside since there is still a large air sack, soon though we won’t see much as most of the egg will be solid with a fully formed duckling inside, ready to break free.
These duck eggs will hatch between the 14-16th May and be available to see shortly after in the yard.
#ducklings #ducklingsofinstagram #hackney #hackneycentral #hackneycouncil #london #cityfarms #farmlife #teachingfarm #breakfree

03/05/2022

🐓 Release the chickens! 🐓
The bird flu restrictions are finally over and the chickens this morning were flying out!
#birdflu #chickens #chickendayout #releasethechickens #cityfarm #hackney #hackneylife #flyingchicken #hackneycouncil #londonlife #quarentinelife

🌻Happy May Day🌻This month your donations have raised enough to cover the cost of all animal the feed, bedding and vet ch...
01/05/2022

🌻Happy May Day🌻
This month your donations have raised enough to cover the cost of all animal the feed, bedding and vet checks. 🥰
Thank you everyone for your support and helping us to continue our work in teaching the community about farms and farm life. 🐑
#hackeny #hackneylife #hackneycouncil #hackneycentral #hackneyroad #lambs #spring #charity #farmlife #cityfarms #londonfarm #thankyou #hackneymums #workingfarm

29/04/2022

🌞We are open all weekend and bank holiday Monday! 🌞
#bankholidayweekend #bankholidaymonday #hackney #longweekend #goats #cutegoats #goatsofinstagram #eastlondon #hackneycentral #hackneyroad #muckingabout #playtime

26/04/2022

🐐Hackney City Farm is always free to visit but as a small community charity we rely on the generosity of our partners, supporters and your donations 🌿
Could you support us too? We have 2 contactless donation points around the farm and also penny boxes. Otherwise you can wiz over to our website (in the bio).
The donations go to the upkeep of the animals, animal feed, tools, and building materials for the yard.
#hackney #hackneycityfarmgarden #farmlife #supportloccharities #supportlocal #donations #hackneycouncil

🌎 Happy Earth Day 🌎 #earthday #happyearthday #happyearth #greenlondon #cityfarms #londoncityfarm #greenourplanet #suppor...
22/04/2022

🌎 Happy Earth Day 🌎
#earthday #happyearthday #happyearth #greenlondon #cityfarms #londoncityfarm #greenourplanet #supportlocal

🌱Did you know…… we sell our beautiful manure🪱We turn the muck every week to oxygenate the compost which helps it to brea...
22/04/2022

🌱Did you know…… we sell our beautiful manure
🪱
We turn the muck every week to oxygenate the compost which helps it to break down and then, the worms do the rest.
🐎🐖🐐🐑🐓
Our manure is a mixture of all our animals at the farm, straw and hay which makes it very rich and therefore should be mixed with other soil before using.
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We sell them in large bags (10kg) for only £3.
If your a local community project and want to bag it yourself, please talk to a member of staff to get it free or by giving a donation.
🪴
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER!
You can only come and pick it up between Tuesday-Friday (weekends are too busy on the yard). 👀
💚The @haggerstonorchard have been using us for years!
#greenlondon #londonparks #communitygardens #londonmuck #eastlondon #haggerstonepark #localcompost #compost #hackenycouncil #hackney #worms #manure #muckheap

22/04/2022

🌱Did you know…… we sell our beautiful compost
🪱
We turn the muck every week to oxygenate the compost which helps it to break down and then, the worms do the rest.
🐎🐖🐐🐑🐓
Our compost is a mixture of all our animals manure, straw and hay which makes it very rich and therefore should be mixed with other soil before using.
🌾
We sell them in large bags for only £3.
If your a local community project and want to bag it yourself, please talk to a member of staff to get it free or by giving a donation.
🪴
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER!
You can only come and pick it up between Tuesday-Friday (weekends are too busy on the yard). 👀
#greenlondon #londonparks #communitygardens #londonmuck #eastlondon #haggerstonepark #localcompost #compost #hackenycouncil #hackney #worms

🦆 🥚!!! We’ve got an array of different duck eggs in our incubation now. 👏They will hatch and be quacking around in about...
19/04/2022

🦆 🥚!!! We’ve got an array of different duck eggs in our incubation now. 👏
They will hatch and be quacking around in about 24 days. A few weeks after that, they will be out in the yard to see. 👀
#ducks #ducklings #quack #duckeggs #eastlondon #hackney #hackneywick #hackneycentral #hackneyresident #hackneymums #spring

18/04/2022

🥚 Happy Easter Everyone!🌈
We are open today and have babies babies everywhere
🐥 3 week old chicks
🐑 Month old lambs
🐷 2 month old piglets
🐐 3 month old goat kid Haides, his sister and cousin have gone to a new forever home.
#londoneaster #easter #lambs #newlambs #bottlelambs #eastlondon #eastlondonmums #easterweekend #bankholiday #dayout #londonfarm #cityfarm #londoncitylife #londoncityfarm #newchicks #goatkids #eastermonday #monday #mondaymood

17/04/2022

🌻 We are open this Bank Holiday Monday! 🐣
Come in and see these cute chicks that are now available to view. They are about 3 weeks old now and growing fast 💛
#bankhholiday #bankholidaymonday #eastlondon #eastlondonchicks #chicks #newchicks #newlife #londonlife #hackney #weekendplans #londonchicks

🌴Clover last Weekend on Palm Sunday🌴 Always joking around.#palmsunday #palmsunday🌿 #cloverthedonkey #donkey #workingdonk...
14/04/2022

🌴Clover last Weekend on Palm Sunday🌴
Always joking around.
#palmsunday #palmsunday🌿 #cloverthedonkey #donkey #workingdonkeys #eastlondon #cityfarm #happydonkey #sunday #smileforthecamera #laughingdonkey #hackney #hackneyroad #clover

07/04/2022

😁Thank you to @wildlifedrawing for hosting us at last nights chick drawing class🐥
Thank you also to the wonderful volunteers from the @britishhenwelfaretrust for the work you do and your time tonight to discuss the welfare of laying hens in Britain, and of course a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended tonight’s class, helping to raise an amazing £100 for Hackney City Farm and all our animals 💕
#wildlifedrawing #hackneydrawing #chicks #londondrawing #eastlondonart #hackneycommunity #charity #drawingchickens #hackneylife #hackneyroad

🥚Did you know we sell our eggs? 🍳 🐓A box of 6 chickens; £2 🦆A box of 6 ducks; £2.50🦢(no sticker for geese) One very larg...
06/04/2022

🥚Did you know we sell our eggs? 🍳
🐓A box of 6 chickens; £2
🦆A box of 6 ducks; £2.50
🦢(no sticker for geese) One very large goose egg; £2
⭐️Please ask a member of staff if your interested (they can sometimes sell out quick)⚡️
Please tag us at @hackneycityfarm_official with your creations and recipes, we would love to hear what you make! 🤍
#hackney #hackneycouncil #eggs #chickeneggs #freasheggs #localeggs #londoneggs #duckeggs #ducks #geese #geeseeggs #justaroundthecorner #localfarm #supportlocal #hackneyfarm #londonfarms #cityfarms #fresheggs

🤎Spot the Love🤎#happysunday #sunday #sundayvibes #londonsundays #columbiaflowermarket #broadwaymarket #hackneyroad #feel...
03/04/2022

🤎Spot the Love🤎
#happysunday #sunday #sundayvibes #londonsundays #columbiaflowermarket #broadwaymarket #hackneyroad #feelthelove #getloose #hackneygoats #anglonubian #londonfarm #cityfarm

🧶Knit & Knatter every Wednesday 🧶 11-1 🧶Just £2 #londonknitters #easter #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersgonnakni...
30/03/2022

🧶Knit & Knatter every Wednesday 🧶 11-1 🧶Just £2
#londonknitters #easter #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersgonnaknit #londoncraftweek #londoncreatives #knitter #knitting_inspiration #supportlocal #menwhoknit #hackneycouncil #hackneylife #knitstagram #hackneycentral #londonfields #columbiaflowermarket

🐾CAT FOUND IN HAGGERSTON PARK🐾 PLEASE SHAREMale, maybe 2 years old, with a collar but not chipped. Found in Haggerston P...
29/03/2022

🐾CAT FOUND IN HAGGERSTON PARK🐾 PLEASE SHARE
Male, maybe 2 years old, with a collar but not chipped. Found in Haggerston Park this morning, seems very scared but an obvious pet.
#londonlostcats #eastlondon #haggerstonpark #broadwaymarket #columbiaflowermarket #hackneycouncil #hackney #hackneycats #share #cats

🌼Hackney City Farm is running an eco-therapy group for people of colour and are looking for new members🌞 🌻It has been ru...
28/03/2022

🌼Hackney City Farm is running an eco-therapy group for people of colour and are looking for new members🌞

🌻It has been running for a year, is free, and will start again on Mondays daytimes in April. It will be facilitated by Chand, a psychotherapist and community worker, and Rabiah Mali, an East London based community herbalist.

🐞It's for people of colour who are going through a difficult time to develop healthy relationships with themselves, each other and the wider natural world.

🌿There will be space for listening, reflecting and lots of ways of getting our hands muddy by connecting with plants and the garden. This coming season of spring we will be focusing on building and growing a herb garden and sowing seeds.

🪴The group has become a nurturing space for members to explore woundings and find healing around experiences of racism and belonging, and many members have been exploring writing songs, poems and drawings about their deepening relationship with the natural world.


✨The group will run for a year in seasons of 12 weekly sessions. We are looking for new members who are facing significant difficulties in life and have an interest in being part of a group exploring nature, creativity and sharing life stories.

🌱If you, or someone you know, might be interested please put contact the e-mail below and we can arrange a time to meet and discuss the group.

[email protected]
#gardentherapy #spacetothink #hackneycouncil #eastlondon #natureheals #therapy #peopleofcolor #hackneytherapy

27/03/2022

🐣First of our 22 eggs to hatch! 🐣 (watch till the end, with sound)
It’s a silver laced Wyandotte 🐔
We have other breeds hatching such as: Rhode Island reds, speckled Sussex, hybrids and Brahma crosses.
🐤They will be out in public by the 2nd of April.
#springbaby #spring #chicks #hackney #farmchicks #hatching #eastenders #newlife #pipping #babiesofinstagram #farmlife #hackneycouncil #hackneymums #londonlife #cityfarm #urbanfarming

25/03/2022

🐖Finally we got our new pig ark up 🛖
Iris was first to try it out, got herself fully muddied up and the jumped inside and had a good look around, she then found the new fav scratch spot 💪
Thank you www.animalarks.co.uk for this stately and hardy ark!
That is one happy pig 🐷

#readyfortheweekend #happypig #happypig #hackney #hackneypig #london #londonfarm #cityfarm #piginmud

🐐Happy City Farm Day Everyone! To all the other City Farms in London and around the world 🌎 💚We wanted to take a minute ...
24/03/2022

🐐Happy City Farm Day Everyone! To all the other City Farms in London and around the world 🌎
💚We wanted to take a minute to thank you everyone who has ever visited, worked, volunteered, donated, ran a workshop, did a class, spread the word, or has just supported us through the years! Thank You!
💛
#cityfarmday #londonfarm #cityfarm #urbanfarming #aroundtheworld #celebratefarming #farm #teachingfarm #farmvolunteer #eastlondon #hackneymums #hackney #hackneylife #visithackney

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1a Goldsmiths Row
London
E2 8QA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

Telephone

02077296381

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🐑Life on the Farm🐑 Year 2 experienced a taste of farming life at Hackney City Farm The children created animal fact files, sketched drawings of the animal habitats and explored the woods.
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Come and see the VERY cute baby goats 😍 at Hackney City Farm while you do your organic plastic free food shop with us. Open today 11-8. Mama Missy is keeping a watchful eye on them while they chill in this wheelbarrow!
Looking for places in London to take the kids on the budget? Hackney City Farm is a terrific little city farm with lots of cute animals to see 😍 🐐 More free and cheap days out in London: https://www.railcard.co.uk/travel-inspiration/maketracks/cheap-days-out-in-london-with-kids/ 📍🚆 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
We asked Team Skyscanner members who live in London for some of their top recommendations in and around the centre of the city. From pubs on a boat to an urban farm, they did not disappoint! Featuring - Banh Mi Bay, The Postal Museum, Hackney City Farm, Junkyard Golf Club, Somerset House, Tamesis Dock and Maltby St. Market.
Wonderful news at Hackney city farm 🙌 Did you know the Hackney City Farm animals are receiving visitors again? The yard is open 12-3 Tuesday to Sunday. You can see this very cute baby goat among other animals. Our shop founder Jacki enjoyed meeting him! (What a cute shot, isn’t it?) Please read and follow the COVID guidelines at the yard gate. Donations gratefully received 🙏❤️
Children’s face covering 💗 We are now stocking children’s face coverings. All proceeds from this item goes straight to support Hackney City Farm Come over this week to Get Loose and visit the farm! Animal receive visits Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 - 15.00 Get Loose Foods are open Wednesday- Thursday 11.00 - 20.00 Friday - Sunday 11.00
Tiny Shop of Tiny Treasures is OPEN ❤️ The beautiful ‘Tiny Shop of Tiny Treasures’ is open again at the farm. Run by the lovely Rita. It is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Lots of lovely gifts including cards and prints by @Nilay.paz Hackney City Farm Come over this weekend to see it’s magic.
How many people does it take to prepare your lunch? The 2011 Census recorded 441,699 people working in farming and food production and processing in England and Wales. Just in case you want to know how many people you need to thank for your food! Photo: Hackney City Farm
Yehheee🥳 Nilay Paz Design’s greetings cards are ready to purchase from Tiny Shop of Tiny Treasures at £4.50 each. Enjoy different mythical stories themed around nature. I am a Hackney-based artist, shop local please 🌸and support the lovely Hackney City Farm. A portion of all profits goes towards feeding the animals!🐴🐓Hackney City Farm #illustration #illustrationbusiness #illustrator #greetingcarddesign #greetingcardbusiness #hackney #bethnalgreen #hackneycityfarm #london #uk
Do you have some questions about the farm? The most asked question of the month “When is the farm yard reopening to visitors”? Not yet but hopefully soon, they are working on it. Check the Hackney City Farm social to keep up to date with developments. Latest information is on the farms social media platforms 👌🙌 And Get Loose is open for your shopping ❤️
I have just been chatting about my years as a farm volunteer and committee member and thought you might like to see a picture I drew of 'Dirtie Gertie', the farms first pig. She was a lovely girl and liked to greet everybody who came to visit.