We have taken a break from keeping pigs. We will update this page if anything changes, to advise about future pork shares.
Our last pork shares were available in June 2017 to anyone willing to make the trip to beautiful Suffolk to collect them – you didn’t need to be a member of our Community Supported Agriculture Scheme!
The pork is really is unlike any other you’ve tried!
Our pork sides are shared at random among pig sharers and we cannot accommodate requests for personal preferences such as a larger side, delivery to a different butcher etc – this is all part of the community supported agriculture philosophy of “sharing the risks and rewards of farming” and keeps our paperwork as simple as possible (so we can spend more time farming!)
A side of pork is approximately 20kg of meat, possibly more. Actual figures may vary! If this sounds like too much, why not share some of your pork with friends and family, or share a share with someone else? To keep things simple for the farm each half pig must be paid for in advance and collected as one share.
Pigs are excellent at clearing land infested with weeds, digging and manuring as they go. Where possible the pigs are fed on waste veg from the farm. We move the pigs around in electric fenced enclosures to cultivate and prepare land for vegetable crops.
If you can’t wait for the next round of Oak Tree Pork, we highly recommend that you visit our lovely butcher Jamie at The Rose House Butcher in the centre of Ipswich (off St Nicholas Street, near to the Waterfront). Jamie and his friendly helpful team sell excellent quality meat from properly cared for animals.
Reasons for choosing Oak Tree Pork
- Delicious pork with a range of cuts. It really is nothing like the supermarket stuff.
- Free range pigs with exceptional welfare standards! We are proud to appear in the High Welfare Pork Directory.
- The pigs are traditional rare breed ‘Gloucester Old Spots’. They are fattier than most supermarket pork, but fat gives the pork a wonderful favour!
- The pigs are a key part of the The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm’s integrated agriculture approach, helping to cultivate the land in preparation for the crops.
- We would only ever use antibiotics if a pig was genuinely ill. This has never happened! Healthy pigs do not need routine antibiotics!!!
To find out more about how we care for our pigs, please visit the virtual farm tour.
We also provide some recipes tried and tested by our members using pork cuts from the farm pork shares: