Rushmere-St-Andrew: Oak Tree low carbon farm’s annual tour date

Joanne Mudhar, who founded the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

Joanne Mudhar, who founded the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Rushmere-St-Andrew, East Ipswich, Suffolk will be holding its annual farm tour today at 2pm. The tour is open to all and free of charge.

The farm is home to Suffolk’s first Community Supported Agriculture Scheme, where around 100 farm members get involved in producing their own food, sharing the risks and rewards of farming.

Visit www.the-oak-tree.co.uk for details.

As the farm is expanding, it will be inviting new members to sign up for a veg box from June next year after the tour. Only limited places are available, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) first developed in the USA and Japan, and is now spreading fast in the UK, The Oak Tree CSA was one of the first schemes in the UK when it began three years ago, and has been growing ever since.

Visitors will see vegetable beds, orchard, pigs, chickens, geese, wood fired clay oven, herb garden… and more! Sturdy waterproof footwear and warm clothing is recommended.

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise that offers naturally grown vegetables, eggs, meat and flowers to its members. The aim of the farm is to supply good, nutritious food to farm members while being both financially viable and environmentally sustainable. The farm has received generous financial support during the set-up phase from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.

For directions and more details about the tour please visit www.the-oak-tree.co.uk.