Category Archives: local food

The Oak Tree Wild Food Walk 2015!

Our annual wild food walk and lunch is a traditional point in the farm year, another string to our members’ bows as they learn to survive and thrive in the hungry gap. This year’s walk took place last weekend, and … Continue reading

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The 2015 Oak Tree Farm Wild Food Walk!

Please note that this event is only open (free of charge) to members of our farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme. One of the key weapons in our arsenal against the hungry gap is our annual members’ wild food walk. This … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Hungry Gap: How to survive and thrive!

With apologies to the lovely author of Surviving and Thriving on the Land, Rebecca Laugton for pinching the phrase from her book’s title, here is The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Members’ guide to surviving and thriving through the hungry … Continue reading

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Very first signs of the Spring!

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny Winter’s day! After the horrible combination of wind, rain and cold the previous Wednesday it was incredibly welcome, and there were some magical signs of the Spring too! Under our cloches in a polytunnels we … Continue reading

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Harvesting towards the end of November

I confess that yesterday morning, having seen the weather forecast of day-long rain and typical November temperatures, I wasn’t really looking forward to harvesting. But here at The Oak Tree we harvest right through the year unless the ground actually … Continue reading

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Green tomatoes – Preserving group day!

Well done, and many thanks, to all our wonderful preservers who did amazing work last Friday making green tomato chutney to go in to our veg share boxes during the 2015 hungry gap! No food whatsoever is wasted at The … Continue reading

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This week’s veg box

In the veg boxes this last week (check out Joanne’s size 7 boots at the bottom of the picture for scale!): – 1 big squash or two smaller ones – a big leek – 350g carrots – 400g parsnips – … Continue reading

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Annual Farm Tour 2014

We were delighted to welcome a lovely group of visitors to The Oak Tree last Saturday  who came to find out how we work as a community to produce good food while having a positive effect on the environment. Our … Continue reading

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CSA Network UK AGM at The Welsh CSA Gathering

We thought you might like to see some photos of the Welsh CSA Gathering where the CSA Network UK AGM took place last weekend. It was a lovely event, very interesting, friendly and productive. Thank you to everyone who put … Continue reading

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Pigs love comfrey!

Comfrey is an amazing plant – its deep roots draw up minerals from the subsoil which can be used to provides nutrients for vegetables – we do it the easy way and just use it as a mulch. It was … Continue reading

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