Category Archives: local food

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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Incredible. A draft menu from ingredients overnight!

Incredible. I only told Mike Keen of The Brewery Tap yesterday exactly what the veg we’d supply and he has already come up with a draft menu!!! Truly, the man is a food improvisation genius…. Drum roll please for the … 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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The first Oak Tree Chicks of 2016 – cheep, cheep!

To learn more about our lovely duel purpose, high welfare ethical chickens (and far more about the farm!) please take our virtual farm tour here.  

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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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Signs of Spring at The Oak Tree Farm

Spring is most definitely here, despite the frosty nights there are real signs of new growth!

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Supermarkets – please give your food waste to our pigs!

An open letter to local supermarkets: Dear Sir or Madam, I’m getting in touch on behalf of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm on the edge of Ipswich. We are a not for profit social enterprise which offers a wide … 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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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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Save The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this post, but also with hope. To cut a very long story short, a planned donation to the farm has fallen through, through no fault of the donor (a … Continue reading

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