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One year on….

A year ago here at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm we were fighting for our future, and the global village came to our rescue thanks to the success of our Save The Oak Tree. If you were one of … Continue reading

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Escape to… The Oak Tree Farm!

It was a real pleasure to welcome BBC 2’s Escape to the Country to the farm. We’ll keep you posted on when our appearance gets broadcast, in the meantime, here are some pictures!

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Very simple Swiss chard and/or beetroot leaves

A very simple method of preparing Swiss chard and/or beetroot leaves (they are very similar, you can mix them) is: Fry a chopped onion gently in butter with a little salt in a saucepan or deep frying pan. Wash the … Continue reading

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Joanne’s simple braised lettuce

(thank you to farm member Elene for the photo!) Just wash a lettuce or two when then are plentiful, chop into sixths or quarters, and cook slowly in a deep pan in butter with nice salt until soft. Some people … Continue reading

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Wild Food Walk and Lunch 2016

Last Saturday members of the farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme enjoyed beautiful sunshine for our now traditional annual Wild Food walk and Lunch. Wild food is a great way to help survive, and thrive in, the hungry gap of April/May. … Continue reading

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Elderflower Fritters

This is the recipe of the elderflower fritters that we prepare at the Oak Tree Farm yearly wild food walk when the elderflowers are available. Ingredients (Serves 6-8): 100g plain flour 200ml water A pinch of salt Vegetable oil, for … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Nettle Soup

This is the recipe of the popular nettle soup that we prepare at the Oak Tree Farm yearly wild food walk. Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 onion, chopped vegetable oil, for frying 500ml water 1 bay leaf Salt and black pepper … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Building Feasibility Study – Progress so far

We are currently doing a feasibility study with a view to submitting a planning application for a Community Cafe and Training Centre later in 2016. This would be a small, single story building on a tucked away corner of the … Continue reading

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Veg share box second week of April

Another Hungry Gap veg share box to be proud of! Well done to everyone on The Oak Tree who has worked so hard to make this happen 🙂 – 1 lettuce – 200g spinach -250g sprouting brocolli – 250g leeks … Continue reading

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A proud moment for The Oak Tree Low Carbon farm – we’re heroes, officially!

Grower John, his good lady Ju, Joanne’s other half Richard and Joanne had an enjoyable day at Snape Maltings last week celebrating my winning a Suffolk County Council “Creating the Greenest County” Award. It goes without saying that Joanne only … Continue reading

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