FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens at the farm when? Key dates and events for CSA Members. 

2. What about the Veg Boxes? What’s in the boxes each week.

3. I live quite a long way from Ipswich, can I still join?  Living quite a long way from the farm has proved to be a challenge…

4. I live miles away, is there something similar near me? Please visit the CSA Network UK website to find out about similar schemes near to you.

5. Can I buy the veg without working at the farm? Yes! We offer a limited number of armchair memberships. An armchair membership is exactly the same as regular membership, but without the regular work commitment.

6. Can I just volunteer at the farm without joining as a farm member? Yes!

7. But I don’t know how to cook half of those vegetables! Don’t panic! We share recipes on our website and always welcome new recipes!

8. When can I work on the farm? There are lots of options…

9. Hang on, you want me to pay and work? Yes! Let us explain…

10. What kinds of jobs can I do at the farm? There’s a wide choice of jobs

11. How does being a member of the Oak Tree compare to growing vegetables on an allotment? Here’s what we’ve found… 

12. Do I have to be super fit to join? Not at all…!

13. Do I need any gardening or smallholding experience? No, let us explain…

14. Do you keep animals at the farm? We no longer keep pigs and cows, but we do keep chickens.

15. Can my children come along? Yes, children under 18 are very welcome at the farm, however…

16. Can I bring my dog along? No, sorry, we don’t allow dogs on the farm (except guide dogs, of course).

17. Isn’t this just another vegetable box scheme? No, the Oak Tree is quite unique…

18. Is The Oak Tree certified organic? We aren’t organic…

19. Can I “share a share” with someone else? Yes, no problem…

20. Can I come and have a look before I decide whether or not to join? If you  live locally… 

It all sounds great!  How do I join?  Details can be found here

Any other questions?
Please contact us.

 

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