"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is today" Chipps Mann

At the heart of this thriving farm is a family that value the impact of organic farming on the next generation. As the Oxleaze Farm team look to participate in research and projects to learn and educate it is paramount to us that we consider sustainability in all that we do. We are pleased to share with you our sustainable solutions and always welcome new ideas. 

“Organic means working with nature. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment, which means more wildlife.” Soil Association

 

 

What are Oxleaze Farm doing to make a difference:

 

  • Our Aberdeen Angus Cattle are 100% pasture fed and slowly reared
  • Soil rich in chicory and sainfoin
  • 35 acres of grass meadows (equivalent to 17 football pitches)
  • A long-term project for carbon sequestration. We are planting 30,000 new trees, and 26,000 hedging plants
  • Oxleaze Farm hold membership and accreditation with the leading associations for organic farming and conservation to ensure welfare of our animals and to stay up to date
  • Oxleaze Farm is run entirely off biomass, with locally sourced wood chip (50% from our own woodland) and solar which supplies green electricity to 24 commercial and residential properties on the farm. 
  • Organic milling wheat is supplied to local flour mill, Matthews 
  • Organic barley is sold to other farms for animal feed
  • Hedgerows, shrubbery and wild bird mix for birds, butterflies, bees, bugs and insects to live and eat
  • Expanses of woodland for cricket bat willows, firewood and wood-chip