Here are some of the key dates for members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme.
All events, except where clearly shown, are open are open to CSA members only. The weekly farm email updates are also sent to CSA members only.
Every Wed and Friday – from 10am – 4pm – help with harvesting. John will explain what is needed! Plenty of good company.
Every Saturday – from 10am – 4pm – CSA members’ working party at the farm, with a coordinator to explain what needs to be done. Tea breaks and plenty of good company!
Anytime during daylight hours – come and work on the farm. Make sure you have the codes to the gate and little CSA shed (Ask John, Ryan or a fellow CSA member if you don’t have these). There is a list of “things to do” in the little CSA shed, along with hand tools and gloves. Please don’t contact us to ask when we’ll be there – we don’t guarantee to be at the farm at any time other than Saturday 10am – 4pm for the weekly working party.
The CSA Calendar:
Members’ Annual Meeting in September This year it takes place on 20th Sept 2017
Oak Tree Farm Open Day 30th September 2017. Farm Tour open to all. Enjoy a guided tour of the farm between 10am – 12 noon with refreshments afterwards. Cost is £5 per adult. Accompanied children under the age of 18 can visit free of charge. Please wear outdoor clothes as needed for the weather and footwear suitable for walking in long grass and uneven ground.
Harvest Party – our members’ annual harvest celebration
A few pre-announced weeks in Autumn 2017 (after the members meeting)- existing farm members will be given first refusal on a vegetable share for CSA year June 2018 – end May 2019 – details in the weekly farm update. Following this period any remaining CSA places are made available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.
End February 2018– work commitment ends for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2018 – May 2019. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before. New members can start working at the farm.
End May 2018 – weekly veg share, and monthly payments, end for members who have not signed up for a veg share from June 2018 – May 2019. Those who have signed up for the following year simply continue as before.
Before June 1st 2018 – details of how to pay for your vegetable share are sent out in the weekly farm email. You will be given the option of paying for the entire year in full (£468) or paying monthly (£39) in advance by standing order/regular bank payment. These amounts are equivalent to £9/week per share. We will also arrange the cooperative distribution of veg boxes before 1st June.
First week of June 2018 – new members receive their first weekly vegetable share.
Wild food Walk and Summer Party – these annual events take place for members in in May/June