Category Archives: community supported agriculture

An important new book: Unlikely Heroes by Walter Lewis

When I first picked up my copy of Walter Lewis’s book “Unlikely Heroes” I got the impression of a coffee table book of photos, albeit a particularly beautiful and interesting one. But I was wrong, it is far more than … Continue reading

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Results of our members’ veg survey!

Here are the results of this year’s Oak Tree Farm members’ veg survey – which I use to help choose the crops we’ll grow this year! Just Click the link below…. veg-survey-results-jan-2017

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Winter Solstice thoughts 2016

The time leading up to the shortest day and longest night, the winter solstice (21st December this year) is a special time for me as it feels as if the world is slowing down, and there is a unique peace … Continue reading

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Great to welcome Ben back to the farm (for a day)

It was a real pleasure to welcome Ben, who worked on the farm last year, and who now runs Frith Farm, back on the farm for a day last week! He has made amazing progress with his own farm and … Continue reading

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Visit to Chagfood CSA in Devon

(or “what Joanne did on her holidays…”) I’m not very good at holidays. That’s to say I spend a lot of my time away thinking about, and planning the future of, The Oak Tree. Last week Richard and I headed … Continue reading

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Easter at The Oak Tree

(this post is a bit late, we’ve been busy on the farm, but the pictures we too adorable not to post!) Farm member Hilary organised an Easter egg hunt on the farm, which was followed by chick holding organised by … Continue reading

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A perfect pig move!

A perfect pig move! Well done to grower John and team: you are truly the “pig whisperers”. Get ready to order your side of Oak Tree Pork for collection towards the end of April… details soon!

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An almost perfect pig move!

We’ve got moving our pigs onto fresh ground every fortnight down to a fine art – almost! Moving the pigs regularly makes for healthy pigs and healthy soil. We’ve never needed to use antibiotics on our pigs as they are … Continue reading

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A Solstice Bonfire, and peacefully sleeping pigs…

First of all, a video of the pigs asleep this morning. For no reason, other than them looking cute and peaceful! And then some pictures of our farm Winter Solstice Bonfire from last night.

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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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