The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm in Playford Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, held its annual guided farm tour on Saturday 30th September from 10am to noon. The tour was open to all and a donation of £5 per adult was requested. Accompanied children were able to visit free of charge.
The farm is home to Suffolk’s first Community Supported Agriculture Scheme, where more than 40 local households get involved in producing their own food, sharing the risks and rewards of farming. Community Supported Agriculture schemes first developed in the USA and Japan, and are now spreading in the UK. The Oak Tree CSA was one of the first schemes in the UK.
Visitors will see vegetable beds, rare breed pigs, chickens and cattle, a wood fired clay oven, orchard areas, flower and fruit gardens. Sturdy waterproof footwear and warm clothing is recommended.
The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm is a not-for-profit social enterprise which offers naturally grown vegetables, eggs, meat and flowers to its members. The aim of the farm is to supply good, nutritious food in an environmentally sustainable way.
For more information about the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, visit: www.theoaktree.co.uk/