Women’s food co-op finds a new home at Stepney City Farm

Women from Stepney’s Ocean Estate are selling food and vegetables at cut-prices as part of the redevelopment of the Stepney City Farm.

The group from the Ocean Women’s Association are using one of the farm’s buildings to sell bargain foods to other women, with support from Tower Hamlets council’s healthy borough programme.

Having previously used venues including Aidan House in Duckett Street, the enterprising group are now into their second week on the farm.

Project manager Shahida Choudhury said: “Locally the nearest shops were on Ben Jonson Road but they are closed now.

“What was left was very expensive.”

Because the group works on a not-for-profit basis, it can keep prices down, offering one kilogram of apples for �1.20 or of onions for 89p.

Their shop is open for business on Tuesdays between 10 and 12am.