Christmas market featuring Ben Tish seasonal pop up

November 20, 2018 by Tori Flower

On 8 December, Stepney City Farm will be hosting the second large scale Christmas Market at the farm, run by CCFM and featuring 25 stalls of seasonal produce and crafts, live music, carol singers, and craft activities, plus restaurant pop-up by acclaimed chef Ben Tish.


  • 10am – Market and Cafe open – 25 stalls of season produce and craft All day – Carol singing sessions, craft activities, and appearances by Santa
  • 2pm – St Dunstan’s church dress-up nativity for families, with brass band
  • 2.30pm-3.15pm – Live music: The Swing Train 42 – Xmas Jazz
  • 3.45-4.30pm – Live music: The Swing Train 42 – Xmas Jazz
  • 5pm – Close

Last year around 3000 people attended the event across two days, and this year we hope to make it even bigger!

We are excited to announce that celebrity chef Ben Tish will be taking over the Farm Café for the day, providing a delicious seasonal breakfast and afternoon menu for our visitors. All proceeds will go directly toward supporting the Farm’s charitable activities, and helping to keep the Farm free and open to all.

About Ben

Ben Tish is the Culinary director of the Stafford London in St James’ and was previously the Chef Director and Partner for the Salt Yard Group – a group of 5 modern Spanish / Italian restaurants in Central London serving award-winning food (all 2 AA rosettes and bib gourmands from Michelin).

Ben is local to Stepney City Farm, and is a passionate supporter of our work in practising and promoting seasonal, sustainable food production.

About the farm

Stepney City Farm is a three-acre working farm, and a unique provider of environmental education and outdoor learning in Tower Hamlets.

The Farm is free and open to visitors six days a week, engaging communities through a varied volunteering programme, green-care activities, educational workshops for nurseries, schools and NEETs, animal-assisted dementia intervention sessions, and a range of food growing initiatives to raise awareness of sustainable agriculture and healthy eating. The site features a weekly Farmer’s Market, a Rural Arts Centre, and 78 allotments allocated to local residents and community group.


Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London E1 3DG See map

Image credit: Laurentiu Chirita


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