Christmas is coming…near to your collection point!

Some mandatory administrative details before we get onto some of the Christmas events happening near our collection points. Veg box collection windows for the remainder of the year and the start of next year are as follows:

  • This week – Fri 12th Dec to Sun 14th Dec
  • Next week – Fri 19th Dec to Sun 21st Dec
  • Christmas and New Year double box available for collection on Tues 23rd Dec & Wed 24th Dec
  • No box first weekend of 2015 – Fri 2nd Jan to Sun 4th Jan

Normal collection will resume on Fri 9nd Jan to Sun 11th Jan.

Please email us as soon as possible to let us know if you are around for Christmas and New Year (and would like the double box) or not! 

If you missed out on the Stepney City Farm at Christmas nativity play by the Salvation Army down the road from the farm then check their Aladdin pantomine this Friday and Saturday night!

And belt out some carols  at St Dunstan’s across the road from our beloved Stepney City farm…

Or ELT Baptist is around the corner from Mile End and two of our collection points – Southern Grove Community Centre and The Coffee Room…


Traditional Carol Service – Sunday 14th December 5:00pm
Family Carol Service – Sunday 22nd December 10:30am
Christmas Day Service – Thursday 25th December 11:00am

Or check out St Paul’s Old Ford in between Chicchi on Roman Road and Victoria Park Hub

Or whip around from Wapping Market to St Paul’s Shadwell:

Christingle Family Service
Sunday 14th December 11am
A fun and informal family service (children especially welcome)

Nativity Service
Friday 19th December 4pm
A nativity play by the children of St Paul’s and surrounding areas

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 21st December 6pm
A service of readings and carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies (adults only please)

Christmas Day
Thursday 25th December 10.30am
A family service followed by Holy Communion

Happy carolling!

Now, on what to do with the vegetables in your box here are a few ideas from our past newsletters/ blog posts:

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* Carrots, Lancs
* Leek, Lancs
* Black Kale, Kent
* Pumpkin, Kent
Cauliflower, Kent
Swede, Kent
Chioggia Beetroot, Lancs
Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Garlic, Spain

Fruit Supplement
Oranges, Spain (standard box only)
Pears – Comice, Kent


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