More questions than answers Living and working on our family farm, it’s easy to become complacent with our own knowledge of exactly where our food comes from. Mostly through the summer our fruit and vegetable consumption is wholly grown on the farm, year round our meat consumption is from our own livestock with lamb mutton … Continue reading Reducing your Food Carbon Footprint
One of our favourite parts of running a family farm stay. Collecting eggs for breakfast direct from our hens in the orchard, is just one of the magical parts of children having the opportunity to reconnect with nature. For more information on booking a family farm stay and the range of accommodation on offer visit … Continue reading Understanding the food chain
This week has seen the enhanced installation of a guest 4G network linking The Granary, The Coach House and Shepherd's View to the EE 4G network. What this will mean for our guests, access to Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts, higher download speeds and full network access around the farm. Additional benefits have given the … Continue reading Exceeding Our Guest Expectations
Clearing the freezer from last year's produce. Red peppers Tomatoes Garlic Worcestershire sauce Salt & pepper to season Stock cube Chillies Cooked on the log burner for that true winter feel. Add water or white wine wine as required Allow to cool and blend to desired consistency.
Today we took delivery of our new hen pad allowing our chickens to graze in the orchard whilst being protected from mr fox. Supplied by Solway Recycling https://www.solwayrecycling.co.uk/recycling-services this UK based company produce a range of products from recycled plastics fitting our environmental policy whilst at the same time supplying eggs to our farm stay … Continue reading Recycled plastic chicken pen
In a world where travel is how we relax and escape the trappings of our modern society I spent some time today to calculate the true value of what our guests contribute when booking a farm Stay with us. I have based the contribution on a few assumptions for a typical 7 night stay, these … Continue reading Measuring our Contribution
Our Timeline Journey of just some of the events of Oaks Barn Farm over The Past 12 years: September 2006 Coach House Conversion is completed. February 2007 we plant the orchard with 30 trees and establish the perimeter hedge. In July 2010 Wayne left Stoke on Trent College and his work with the Princes Trust … Continue reading Celebrating 12 Years in The Family Farm Stay Business
Next year will be our 10th Anniversary of running our Family Farm Stay Business, like most small businesses, you have to wear many hats, in addition to feeding the pigs sheep and chickens we also play host to a variety of guests both domestic and international. We are happy to share some of our secrets … Continue reading Getting guests through the door and leaving great reviews