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Ballance Farm Environment Award Finalists

January 27, 2020

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) is run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust (NZFET) and aims to recognise and celebrate good farm practices which promote sustainable land management through an annual awards programme. It is run in 11 regions throughout New Zealand with each region having a recognised supreme winner of the award,…

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The Science to Eco Friendly Practises

February 8, 2019

Do you hear phrases being thrown around like “Nitrogen leaching”, “run off” and “sloppy farm practises?” Do you really know what they mean, and what Oakleys Vegetables are doing to use the best farming practice for our environment? This one’s for you. Learning about the elements is daunting. It takes us back to days of…

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How Oakley’s are using water sustainably

January 30, 2019

Climate change. The buzzword has been everywhere recently. The amount of information, threats and facts being thrown around is confusing. We want to discuss in plain terms what climate change means to us farmers in Canterbury, and what Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables are doing to stay sustainable as we venture into the 21st century. The…

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Celebrating Years of Service

December 20, 2018

From left to right: Shirleen Oakley (Director), Raj Soni (Broccoli Harvest Team Leader), Robin Brears (Production Team Member), Adam Wong (Post Harvest Manager), Bernie Siew (Sales and Operations Manager), Judith Barnett (Finance and Accounts Administrator), Maree Chalmers (Washline Team Leader), Robin Oakley (Managing Director). Last week at our annual Christmas party we took the time…

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Christmas is upon us!

December 17, 2018

Did someone say tasty potatoes? That’s right, Oakley’s have got your back this Christmas with only the freshest produce ?. We’ve got our new season spuds harvested and ready to go. Pick up a box quick from your local supermarket just in time for the festive season ?  

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New Season Spud Harvest

December 12, 2018

Here we have our new season golden gourmets potatoes being harvested right here in Canterbury… how exciting! One of our lovely team members May took this snap two days ago out on the farm. We’ve just started planting at a new location this year and we really think you’ll taste the difference. There is less…

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School Students Recreate the Oakleys Logo

December 10, 2018

How awesome is this sign the children at Southbridge School made for us? These talented kids were kind enough to paint the sign for the Southbridge School 150th Jubilee 1868 – 2018 celebrations, which we proudly sponsored. Thumbs up if you think they have a future in graphic design? ??  

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We have visitors!

December 7, 2018

Last week the gentlemen from the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise paid us a visit and had a tour of the farm and our packhouse out in Southbridge. Led by Graeme Oakley, father of our founder Robin Oakley, they got to inspect all our machinery and crops up close. They loved having a look at…

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Proudly Sponsoring Local Event “Vegefest”

December 5, 2018

Here at Oakleys, we are lucky enough to be able to work with other movers and shakers in our community. Last week we were a proud sponsor of the South Island Vegefest, supplying our golden gourmet potatoes and broccoli for the wonderful event put on by the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple New Zealand 紐西蘭佛光山. Many…

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Harvesting Season is Upon Us!

December 4, 2018

On the farm, we are busy harvesting our tasty spuds. All of our potatoes are sorted by hand not once, not twice, but three times! That way, we make sure that only the best make it into our boxes and onto your plates. It’s just another way we ensure that you enjoy the best quality spud.…

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