Category Archives: community supported agriculture

Annual CSA Members’ Meeting

Thank you to all our lovely members who either joined the annual CSA Member’s meeting last Thursday evening or who sent in their comments to contribute to the meeting. Here are the meeting minutes: The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a low carbon community farm…

It has been quite a week. The first week when all our flower share members received a bunch of early summer flowers… and of course our handsome new boys Forrest and Gump arrived from the Calf at Foot Dairy and … 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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A dairy in need of our help, and two delightful calves

On Tuesday this week Joanne went to The Calf at Foot Dairy to meet the two future Oak Tree beef cattle, little calves Forrest and Gump (pictures below!) But this was a more serious mission than simply to get to … Continue reading

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Eric joins the Oak Tree full time from April

I am delighted to announce that Eric Nelson will be joining the farm full time from 1st April. No April fool this news, and I would ask you to shake Eric by the hand and say “thank you” to him … Continue reading

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Help to build the local food revolution nationally

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement is still at a fairly early stage in the UK, but it is rapidly growing. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no national website with a directory of all the UK CSAs. People who run CSAs … Continue reading

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Let’s apply for the BBC Food and Farming Awards!

I think we’re all great here at The Oak Tree, don’t you? Flying in the face of the trend of ever bigger, ever more industrialised farms to produce good food together in a friendly community! Please tell the BBC you … Continue reading

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Vegetable Survey results for CSA Year June 2014 – May 2015

Many thanks to all the CSA members who completed The Oak Tree Veg survey to help choose our crops for the CSA year June 2014 – May 2015. The results of the multiple choice questions are in this documents Veg … Continue reading

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Seed saving adventure at The Oak Tree!

Resourceful CSA member Ray has saved the first Oak Tree seeds: from the few broad beans plants that survived last winter. They are obviously pretty vigorous as we had an almost 100% germination rate, and the young plants are now … Continue reading

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Storm St Jude at The Oak Tree

A huge thank you to everyone who spend last weekend battening down the hatches at the farm in preparation for Storm St Jude. The scene this afternoon was far less catastrophic than I had feared: all the animals were fine, … Continue reading

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