Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The first samples of fermented farm vegetables were enjoyed and much discussed, the pedal powered disco kept the music going, and many of us also took the opportunity to take a walk around the farm in the warm evening sun. But most importantly, we ate and drank and made merry to mark the height of summer, and after the sunset lit a small fire in the fading light. Many of the dishes…

Open Day Success

Open Day Success

Visitors were invited to take farm tours and our wonderful members helped run activities including, pond dipping, seed sowing, arts and crafts, making elder necklaces and bug hotels. The refreshments were also superb, with a fantastic team of members busy serving teas, coffees and cakes throughout the event.  If you missed out this year look out for details of…

Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm

There’s been lots happening at The Oak Tree Community Farm this summer! As ever, we’ve been busy growing a wide range of delicious nutritious veg in our no-dig garden, in our polytunnel and out in the field. Meanwhile our open day in May was a great success, we celebrated the summer solstice in June and…

Spring at the farm

Spring at the farm

Our members are looking forward to celebrating the traditional spring festival of Beltane with some music and maypole dancing. And if you’re not a member but live locally, make a note of our upcoming open day on Sunday 21st May 2-4pm. There will be farm tours, refreshments and lots of family friendly activities to enjoy. Please do invite friends…

Winter at the farm

Winter at the farm

On the Saturday before Christmas we celebrated the winter solstice to mark the turning of the season. It was a lovely evening with a beautiful sunset, followed by music around the bonfire. The mulled wine and cider flowed, and the mince pies were warmed nicely under the fire. All this helped keep the cold at bay, and a good time was had by all. Special thank…

Autumn at the farm

Autumn at the farm

Our autumn veg boxes have featured a fantastic crop of tomatoes from the new polytunnel and a real rainbow of colours including squash, carrots, kale, leeks, kohl rabi, red cabbage and various greens including Italian parsley. Ryan has been busy preparing the polytunnels for the transition to winter, and work party jobs have included lots…

Book-nics

Book-nics

Every Wednesday morning through the summer holiday we are hosting nature themed story telling sessions with crafts and a healthy snack for children aged 3-7. The cost is £3 per child – siblings welcome too. Bring a picnic blanket!

Celebrate World Soil Day

Celebrate World Soil Day

Why is soil important? Soil provides a host of crucial services for both people and the planet. Soil puts food on our plates, purifies our water, protects us against flooding and combats drought. It’s also key to tackling climate change as it captures and stores vast amounts of carbon. There is no food security without…