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Dagenham Farm launches London’s first community farm stall in a tube station

PUBLISHED: 18:01 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:07 09 August 2017

The first customer of Dagenham Farm's tube station stall poses for a photograph with chief grower Alice Holden

The first customer of Dagenham Farm's tube station stall poses for a photograph with chief grower Alice Holden

Kerry Rankine

A Dagenham-based farm has opened London’s first fruit and veg stall inside a Tube station.

Dagenham Farm, which grows four tonnes of produce annualy, was set up in 2012 by Hackney-based Growing Communities, an enterprise aiming to give Londoners a local, sustainable food source.

The farmers were delighted with “great reaction” to their produce and said many were surprised to learn there is a big farm in the community.

The Dagenham plot, a 1.7 acre community farm on the edge of Central Park, is one of the most productive urban farms in London and will now sell produce in Dagenham East station.

Kerry Rankine, Grown in Dagenham project coordinator, said: “We think this is the first partnership between a community farm and a TfL station.

“It’s a chance for residents to access fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce. They can find out how to improve their physical and mental health by volunteering.”


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