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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2015

Last week Joanne and Richard went to the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), a gathering of the smaller and nimbler people in farming, while the barley barons and big cheeses were down the road at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), … Continue reading

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Harvest Party at the Oak Tree

Thank you to everyone who joined The Oak Tree Harvest Party last night and made it such a great event!        

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The Oak Tree awarded Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold

We’re delighted to say that The Oak Tree Farm has once again been awarded the Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold Standard. We received the award at a lovely event organised by the Greenest County Team last week here. And there were … Continue reading

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Flower and Veg share box week beginning 7th July 2014

Joanne’s on a factfinding mission into soil carbon and deep technical stuff for a couple of days. So I’m filling in and winging this with just a photo. Starting off with one of the flower shares  – you get this … Continue reading

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Summer Farm Party

We had the Oak Tree Summer Party of Saturday – it was a great event, with lots of lovely food, much of which was from Oak Tree produce. The Met office promised us rain, but it held off and thanks … Continue reading

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Cattle arrive at The Oak Tree

We wanted to let you know that the cows have arrived! Forrest and Gump – arriving in the evening:     Forrest is the dark one (very friendly) and Gump is the lighter one (rather shy). They arrived yesterday evening … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Working Party

Lovely weather on the longest day of the year for the working party    

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New Goslings

To paraphrase John Seymour – All you need is a goose. One of the geese has been sitting on eggs for a while, and today we have some new additions to the flock Self-sufficiency guru John Seymour wasn’t into incubators, … Continue reading

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Thank You Tom!

A big thank you to Tom for all his amazing work on the farm since January last year! He’s done a grand job getting things running smoother for us all. Since Tom joined he’s welcomed a new addition to his … Continue reading

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Pizza evening at filming for the Greenest County entry

Filming about the Oak Tree for the Suffolk Greenest County entry is hungry work, so the wood-fired oven was started up for some rounds of pizza baked the way it’s meant to be baked – in a seriously hot oven! … Continue reading

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