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Two colourful skies on one day!

The sky at The Oak Tree is often beautiful, but yesterday it was extraordinary twice! Sorry about the photos taken on Joanne’s phone – but you get an idea of how lovely it was ๐Ÿ™‚  

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Welcome (back) Gemma!

We are delighted to welcome founder CSA member Gemma Sayers back to the farm to work to work for us for four months to kick start the busy season on the farm and, in particular, to kick-start our new cut … Continue reading

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Our salad leaves star in our new video!

Have you ever wonder what is in your winter salad bag? Or wanted some ideas of what to do with them? Our new video gives you the answers! A big thank you to CSA member Anne Gould of Working Wordz … Continue reading

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A new cut flower venture here at The Oak Tree!

For a couple of years now we have offered cut flowers to our members as “Flower Shares” – bunches of flowers added to the weekly veg box during the summer and autumn. We will, of course, offer these again to … 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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A sunny January Saturday on the farm!

We had a beautiful day of sunshine last Saturday for our weekly members’ working party, and we had a great time while getting lots of work done right at the beginning of the new growing season… there is still time … Continue reading

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The farm on a frosty morning…

Arriving at the gate early yesterday morning was a beautiful sight, a stark frosty farm under a bright, threatening sky! But regardless of the season or weather, once the animals are fed, it is time to clean up the veg … Continue reading

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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2015

Last week Joanne and Richard went to the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), a gathering of the smaller and nimbler people in farming, while the barley barons and big cheeses were down the road at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Christmas Party!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the joint Oak Tree Farm and Ipswich Ripple Food Coop Christmas Party. It was delightfully appropriate to share our festive celebrations with Ripple (as the coop is affectionately known) as it was there … Continue reading

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Help save a local Rushmere-St-Andrew smallholding!!!!

Message to all in Rushmere-St-Andrew and East Ipswich: If you can possibly spare half an hour on Thursday at 1pm please show your support for a neighbouring ecological small holding. Suffolk Coastal District Council is set to take a decision … Continue reading

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