Category Archives: local food

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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Introducing Fraser’s extraordinary veg box carrier

I did have to smile last week when Fraser came to collect his neighbourhood groups veg boxes last week. Fraser is a talented mechnical engineer whose innovations are to be seen around the farm (including as co-designer of our bicycle … Continue reading

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Wild Food Walk and Lunch 2013

Our CSA members’ Annual Wild Food walk in the spring is becoming something of an institution here at The Oak Tree. April and May are the traditional “Hungry Gap” when annual veg, the sort you normally eat, and what we … Continue reading

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Chicks arrival at the Farm

The chicks, rapidly outgrowing their accomadation at my home, moved up to the farm, by bike trailer, yesterday! Here they are, enjoying their new home.    

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Local Food Training Grant

A big “thank you” to Suffolk ACRE Local Foods who have generously given The Oak Tree Farm a grant of £181 for our training plans… CSA members will enjoy a WIld Food Harvest Skillshare on 11th May, and a Preserving … Continue reading

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The Oxford Real Farming Conference ORFC January 2013 – Day 1

The Oxford Real Farming conference was set up about four years ago by two writers, Colin Tudge and Graham Harvey, as a sort of “protest” about, or at least an alternative to, The Oxford Farming Conference. The Oxford Farming Conference … Continue reading

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Our bicycle powered grain mill

Well done to the bicycle powered grain mill team, including Mark D, Steve M, Fraser F and Tom W! At Saturday’s working party we milled local bread wheat using Joanne’s hand grain mill which is now pedal powered – far … Continue reading

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Look at all our chickens!

Our chickens’ pens, inspired by Polyface Farm, are moved every single day to give them fresh grass, fresh ground to scratch and somewhere new to poo. They have automatic drinkers (fed from a diesel fuel can – but it does … Continue reading

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