Freightliners City Farm
Freightliners City Farm is a 2.5 acres green space in the very urban London Borough of Islington. It is a small community farm where a diverse range of people take part in farming and gardening and people can visit and spend time in a countryside type environment in the city. It is an open access space which is free at point of entry supported by donations, grants and income from farm services such as the cafe.
We keep a variety of farm animals including cows, sheep goats and poultry. Many of our animals are rare and traditional breeds contributing to genetic diversity among the national herds and maintaining a link with our heritage.
School and Group visits
Each year over 2,000 school and nursery children take part in guided activities with an estimated 2,000 more visiting on a self-guided basis.
We ask all groups to book in to avoid overcrowding the site and groups of over 10 children to book a guided tour and or workshop
Our gardens provide an attractive and tranquil green space and a chance for people to discover and learn about a variety of plants. You will find fruit and vegetables, wildlife friendly and native plants, exotic and special interest varieties.
We run a programme of regular groups, volunteering sessions and activities supporting people from our community to get involved in the farm and farming activities.
The Strawbale Cafe is run by farm staff and volunteers serving artisan teas and coffees, soft drinks, vegetarian lunches and farm baked cakes. Open Thursday to Sundays from 10am with last orders 45 minutes before the farm closing time.
FARM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
For a farm we’re only small but we have a variety of goods and services for sale which contribute a valuable income to the farm.
Farm produce is available occasionally when in season but is primarily used in the cafe.