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Freightliners City Farm in London receives £130,000 grant

freightlClick on image to see larger file. Freightliners Farm was founded on wasteland behind Kings Cross station in London in 1973. Freightliners is the only city farm in the UK which has a non-slaughtering policy.

The Farm is situated in the London Borough of Islington, the tenth poorest borough of London

By Jon Dean
Islington Gazette
January 20, 2013

Freightliners City Farm, in Sheringham Road, Holloway, has scooped more than £130,000 from Local Food supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

It will use it for its Islington Combined Harvest project to try to produce high quality local produce for people in the area.

The café will host tastings and children will be invited to learn about food production and agriculture.

Liz McAllister, chief executive of the farm, said it would be a fabulous addition to the farm in its 40th year: “It’s a chance for the community to get together to grow, cook and eat local.

“The farm shop will be at the centre of the project, demonstrating exciting things to do with local and seasonal produce.”

Link to their webpage here.