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Annual Guided Farm Tour 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined out annual guided farm tour yesterday, and welcome to our new members who signed up on the day! We are now inviting a strictly limited number of new members to join the farm Community … Continue reading

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Thank you to our Preserving Group!

Thank you to all our members who got stuck into preserving the green tomatoes and cucumbers last weekend! Debbie was Mistress of Ceremonies, ably assisted by a very capable team who made well over 100 jars of chutney and pickle … Continue reading

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What do I do with green tomatoes?

Every year our members receive a good sized bag of green tomatoes (we need to clear the polytunnels before they all ripen to make room for winter salads), and, not unreasonably, many ask, “what on earth do I do with … Continue reading

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September Veg Share Box

Following all the drama of the “Save the Oak Tree” Crowdfunding Campaign, I finally have time to post what is in this week’s veg share box! – 1kg potatoes – 1 cucumber – 550g tomatoes – A bunch of 3 … Continue reading

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Harvest Party – Celebrations!

Pictures from our farm harvest party – celebrating both the bounty of the autumn and the success of the Save the Oak Tree Crowdfunding Campaign! Cheers! Farm friends and members 🙂   Before After And late into the night…

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The highs, and lows, of Saving the Oak Tree

Running the Crowdfunding Campaign to Save The Oak Tree Farm is an extraordinary experience, with real highs and some pretty deep lows. I’ll explain a bit of the background to how I came to create The Oak Tree Low Carbon … Continue reading

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Stuffed courgette flowers by Lucy B

Important note to farm members! You are welcome to help yourself to courgette flower if, and only if, they are attached to a courgette that has already started to form (ie has been pollinated). Please do NOT take flowers that … Continue reading

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It’s not the economy stupid! Guest post from farm member Dave Watson

We’re delighted to publish this thoughtful, and very interesting, guest blog post from farm member Dave Watston. Not only is Dave a trained professional chef, he is also an academic with a particular specialist subject which is very relevant to … Continue reading

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The Save The Oak Tree Crowdfunding site is now live!

The #SavetheOakTree crowdfunding campaign is now live at the link below! Please help to save our much loved little ecological farm which is ignored by the powers that be, but punches above its 12 acre weight to care for the … Continue reading

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A hopeful look into the future: The Sunlit Uplands

The last few weeks, since announcing the Save The Oak Tree Crowdfunding Campaign (to be launched in about a week’s time -we’re now busy preparing the video, the rewards for pledges, the campaign webpage etc, etc…) have felt tough. It … Continue reading

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