To London. And to a place I have been looking forward to visiting. Farm:Shop is not any old café, it is an aquaponics café, where leaves and vegetables selected from the aquaponics system are used to make a variety of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as educating people on this essential method of food production.

My lunch is a salad thrown together by lettuce and herbs the manager has walked around collecting in a bowl and is every bit as fresh as it is delicious.

Farm:Shop was once a derelict space, but is now ‘literally a farm in a shop.’ It’s a great example of how small areas can produce enough food to sustain a business (14 square metres indoor and 12 square meters outdoor space). Inspiring stuff.

Check out my pictures:

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Have you been to the cafe? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.