Clays Organic Farm
Sandy Lane Farm
The Clays main grower, Mark Stevenson, came to farming late, a second career after 20 years as a secondary school teacher.
Over the last 15 years, Mark Stevenson using organic techniques, has gradually improved the soil, invested profits in polytunnels and other buildings and expanded their output.
Today, about 0.5 hectares is cultivated by hand for the vegetables, there are three polytunnels for the more exotic varieties and to extend the cropping season, enabling the farm to supply salad leaves almost every week throughout the year. To maintain a good range for customers Mark also stocks produce from other farms as well. You will therefore find a range of organic produce and a good quantity of choice for customers.
They are a traditional, family-run farm 8 miles outside of Oxford that grow organic vegetables, rear free-range traditional breed pigs and lambs, have horses on livery and host a produce market every Thursday. The farm is mainly run by Charles, Sue and George Bennett.
They have been certified organic for nearly 25 years and have 25 acres devoted to organic production. They believe that organic production methods is best for their soil and farm environment, as it leads to really tasty veg and better resilience in varying weather conditions.
So come along and try their fresh, tasty and organic veg for yourself. To find out more, visit them on their website; www.sandylanefarm.net