Hackney salad's journey from organic seed to nutritious salad bag: check out this wonderful film made by our former trainee Warami.

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 Hackney grower Sophie or Dagenham grower Alice to see what's available and how we might work together.

We grow Hackney Salad on our Patchwork Farm, made up of four small market gardens in Clissold Park, Springfield Park, Allens Gardens and Stellman Close - all in Hackney, North London. We also have Dagenham Farm in East London. 

All our growing space is certified by the Soil Association - ours was the first organically certified food-growing land in London. In Hackney, we specialise in salad leaves. In Dagenham, we grow a far greater range of produce. Both farms also train new growers.

Why do we grow salad?

Salad production is labour intensive and the leaves are nutritious but highly perishable - therefore it makes sense to grow salad as close to where it's eaten as possible. The wide variety of salad leaves we grow enables us to practice crop rotation, just one element of the organic practices we follow on our sites. 

In addition, salad leaves are a high-value crop, so that gives us a greater chance of making the whole thing work financially.


Where can you buy Hackney Salad?

Most of the produce we grow is sold though our organic veg box scheme so the best way to guarantee a steady supply of lush leafiness is to sign up for that.

You can buy individual bags of salad from these local shops: 

Eat17 Spar, Brooksby's Walk

Harvest N16, Stoke Newington High Street

Londis N16, Fountayne Road

Nature N16, Stoke Newington High Street

Palm 2, Lower Clapton Road

And you'll find our produce on the menu at these cafes and restaurants that prioritise local, sustainable food.

Esters, Kynaston Road

Hoxton Beach at the Clissold Leisure Centre

Eleven98 supper clubs