We’re far more than a veg box scheme – we’re a community!
We offer four different membership options, plus two trial membership options.
All of the options include a weekly (or fortnightly) veg box containing ultra-fresh veg, grown without artificial fertilisers or pesticides, the opportunity to buy optional free range eggs, cut flowers, PYO soft fruit when in season and to join in our social activities, plus a sign-up to our weekly Members Mailchimp e-news which tells you what is going on at the Farm – there’s always a lot happening!
Full membership is our most popular option. It is for those who would like to spend time at the farm, helping to grow the veg and enjoy a weekly veg box. – no experience needed! We ask for a monthly payment, currently just over £40, plus a commitment to an average of 8 hours work at the Farm per month during the busy spring and summer seasons and an average of 4 hours per month during the quieter autumn and winter periods, all at times to suit you. These are ‘person hours’, so if there are two people in your household and you each do 2 hours work, that would count as 4 hours. Rather than being a chore, most members regard the time they spend at the farm in the natural and relaxed environment with other like-minded people, one of the best things about being part of The Oak Tree Community Farm.
Reduced Hours Membership, as the name suggests, is the perfect choice for busy people who have limited time available but would still like a weekly veg box and be able to help out at the farm. This option involves a higher monthly payment than for Full membership but half the number of work hours, i.e. an average of 4 hours per month at the busy times of year and 2 hours per month in the quieter periods.
Half-Share Membership is half the cost of Full membership and half the work-hours. For this you will get a veg box every other week.
Supporter Membership is our fourth option. We introduced it when we realised that some people would love to have a weekly veg box and be part of the farm – but were simply too busy to commit to any work hours. So the idea is you can relax at home whilst we do all the work! Instead, for this you pay a little more for your membership, which helps the farm. You enjoy all the benefits of the farm and we will deliver your veg box to your door, if you live within about 5 miles of the Farm.
If you are not sure whether an Oak Tree Farm membership is right for you, or which one might suit you best, why not try us out for a month?
A Trial Membership, for £40, will give you a veg box for 4 weeks, a Farm Tour for your household, 4-5 hours work experience at the Farm, where you can meet some of our friendly members and learn how the farm operates, and a sign-up to our weekly Members Mailchimp e-news which tells you about what is going on at the Farm.
A Supporter Trial Membership, for £60, will give you a veg box for 4 weeks, delivered to your door if you live within 5 miles (approx.) of the Farm, and a sign-up to our weekly Members Mailchimp e-news which tells you about what is going on at the Farm.
Below, you can find links to all the membership forms and details. Please download a form, fill it in and drop it back to us by email or post
If you have any questions, e-mail us on [email protected]
We hope you will join us 🙂
- Full Membership Form (pdf) Full Membership Form (Word)
- Reduced Hours Membership Form (pdf) Reduced Hours Membership Form (Word)
- Half Share Membership Form (pdf) Half Share Membership Form (Word)
- Supporter Membership Form (pdf) Supporter Membership Form (Word)
- Trial Month Working Membership (pdf) Trial Month Working Membership (Word)
- Trial Month Non-Working Membership Trial Month Non-Working Membership (Word)
so, to summarise…
Overview of Membership Options
Membership is for a minimum of 3 months. After that we ask you to give us 1 month notice if you wish to leave us.