Category Archives: general news

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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Feline furry visitors to The Oak Tree

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny November day. A number of Community Supported Agriculture Scheme members were merrily getting on with the harvest of autumnal veg including parsnips, leeks, salad leaves and more when we all heard some high pitched mewing, … Continue reading

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The Flower Farmer’s Year by Georgie Newbery – Book Review

Here on The Oak Tree website I only ever bother reviewing books that I find genuinely useful. There are so many gardening and farming books out there that I don’t really see any point in criticising poor ones. I’d prefer … 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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Harvest Party at the Oak Tree

Thank you to everyone who joined The Oak Tree Harvest Party last night and made it such a great event!        

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Eric and Rose: A floral wedding!

Eric and Rose, two founder members of The Oak Tree Farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme (indeed Eric is now Joanne’s fellow full time grower and manager at the farm) got married a couple of weeks ago. The happy couple got … Continue reading

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Update on Forrest and Gump, The Oak Tree Calves

We thought you might like to see how our lovely calves are getting on. Here they were mid August – they have grown even more since then!  

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Portraits of our pigs!

CSA member Filipa Fisher is a talented illustrator who has been spending some time painting farm animals recently. She has kindly allowed me to share these lovely pictures of our Gloucester Old Spot pigs – aren’t they beautiful!?

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