Reduced hours membership
Reduced hours membership is ideal for those people who want to spend time at the farm but on a more occasional basis. You’ll still feel very much part of the community and contributing to the growing of our lovely veg but you only commit to half the farm hours as a full member.
We ask for a monthly payment, currently £67.26, plus a commitment to an average of 2 hours helping out at the Farm per month 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. For example a couple with reduced hours membership could come to the farm work party for 4 hours, once every 4 months.
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 as one of the best things about being part of The Oak Tree Community Farm.
We want to be as accessible as possible for families with children – we want to encourage the next generation to understand how food can be produced sustainably. So children who come to the farm count towards their family’s work hours even if their work contribution is less productive!
You will receive a veg box to collect from the veg stand near the farm entrance every week. Many of our members are part of a delivery group with other members living nearby, who take it in turns to deliver the veg boxes to their group. Our veg boxes vary throughout the year with the changing seasons.
At certain times of the year we occasionally buy in small quantities of local organic produce, but the vast majority is grown on the farm. We are not certified organic – because our members are directly involved with growing our veg from seed to harvest, certification is simply unnecessary! We never use any artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers.
Sign up now by completing the form below:
- Weekly members email
- An equal share of the vegetables harvested that week
- Option to buy flowers and eggs
- You and your family welcome to come to social events at the farm
- Half the time commitment compared to full membership