Dagenham Farm produces organic vegetables (and fruit) in glasshouses and polytunnels and outdoors for sale locally and through Growing Communities' fruit and veg bag scheme. To see more photos of the farm click here

 

Buy vegetables grown in east London

Are you a restaurant, cafe or shop owner in east London who would like to serve fresh, local, seasonal, organic salad leaves or other produce? Contact our Dagenham grower Alice to see what's available and how we might work together.

Most of the organic vegetables and fruit grown on the farm are sold wholesale, but occasionally we have bags of Dagenham-grown organic produce for sale direct from the farm. Each one contains a mixed selection of whatever seasonal fruit and vegetables are ripe and ready for picking. They cost £8. Collect from the farm on Thursdays 4-5pm. If you'd like to be alerted when these bags are available, send us your details and we'll let you know.

 

Where else can you eat produce grown at Dagenham Farm?

A Portuguese Love Affair, Hackney Road

The Clarence, Stoke Newington Church Street

The Dusty Knuckle, Dalston

Frizzante cafe at Hackney City Farm

Sodo Pizza, Clapton, Hoxton, Walthamstow, Deptford

 

Visit Dagenham Farm

We welcome volunteers on Tuesdays at Dagenham Farm. Find more details about joining volunteering sessions on the farm.

The farm works on long-term projects with students from local schools and welcomes one-off school visits and corporate volunteering groups as well as individual volunteers (see how you can get involved). Click here to request email updates about the farm and what's happening there. Or sign up for Growing Communities' regular weekly emails (covering all our activities, local news, jobs, seasonal recipes etc) at the bottom of this page. 

 

What happens at Dagenham Farm?

Opened in 2012, the farm grows about five tonnes of veg every year. In the spring, there are significant quantities of spring greens, spinach and other greens. Then in summer/autumn, we grow salad and tomatoes, as well as chillies, cucumbers, squashes, beans, aubergines, courgettes, strawberries and melons. 

The farm aims to produce excellent, organic food closer to where people actually live as well as engaging local people of all ages in food growing. Dagenham Farm shows the potential for growing - and selling - significant amounts of produce from farms on the outskirts of London and other cities.

The farm's development was originally funded by the Local Food Fund, part of the Big Lottery, from March 2012 to March 2014, when it also became fully certified as organic. The grower's salary and farm costs are now financed through sales of produce. From 2015 to 2018, the farm was home to the Grown in Dagenham project funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities' Fund, training local residents in food-growing and preparation skills and helping young people to learn about where their food comes from. (Click on the link above to read more about the project.)

We continued our community outreach work in 2019 through the Recipe for Life project funded by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, working with families on low income, young people and older residents and 2023's Dagenham Grown project.

Growing Communities Dagenham Farm, Central Park Nursery, off Luke Allsopp Square, Rainham Road North, Dagenham RM10 7EJ.  Nearest tube: Dagenham East. map of how to find Growing Communities' Dagenham Farm near Central Park