Category Archives: community supported agriculture

A fantastic turnout for our farm tour!

We had lovely weather for our farm tour on Saturday, and lots of people came long to find out more about the farm! We launched recruitment of new members of our Community Supported Agriculture scheme for a vegetable box from … Continue reading

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Why our 12 acres are important

At present the CSA is only able to stay afloat thanks to grant funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and others, and by myself and Tom being prepared to work on a self-employed basis for only £750 per month each. … Continue reading

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So much happening down on the farm!

There has been so much happening down on the farm that I thought I’d gather it all together in one big post! First of all, lovely CSA member Rose popped in with her new engagement ring: Rose and Eric met … Continue reading

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Notes from the Eastern Region CSA Gathering in June

We held a gathering at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm in June of Community Supported Agriculture Schemes in the Eastern Region many thanks to Toni Dipple who found time in her very busy life setting up Organic Ilford to … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Open air screening of the “Tonight” programme

Last night was an exciting event at The Oak Tree! We came together to watch a battery powered, open air (thanks, Richard!) screening of our appearance on ITV1’s Tonight programme “Food Facts and Fiction: Where does our food come from?” … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Farm CSA to appear on ITV1’s “Tonight”

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Rushmere-St-Andrew, East Ipswich, Suffolk will appear on ITV1’s “Tonight” at 8pm on Monday 12th August 2013. This is the first of four programmes looking at the nation’s eating habits, and will examine the UK’s … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Visits France!

Last month Joanne travelled to the Picardie Region in northern France to learn about French Community Supported Agriculture, and also to ask vegetable growers how they are coping with our changing climate. Sincere thanks to the Grundtvig Programme for paying … Continue reading

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Annual CSA Member’s meeting

Thanks to everyone who joined our annual CSA members’ meeting last Monday 8th July, and in particular to Jon H for facilitating – meetings are always more fun with Jon! We talked about the past year (including the dreadful weather … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Ipswich Awarded Two Year Grant totalling £20,000 by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

We are delighted to announce that The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm has just been awarded a two-year grant totalling £20,000 by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. At The Oak Tree we use an innovative combination of Ecological and Regenerative Agriculture … Continue reading

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Eastern Region CSA Gathering

A big thank you to all the CSAs who join us at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm for an Eastern Region Gathering yesterday, as well as to all The Oak Tree CSA members who made our Summer Party so … Continue reading

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