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Oakley’s Wins Three Farm Environment Awards

April 2, 2020

Previously we posted about how we were a regional finalist for the Cantebury Ballance Fram Environment Awards, a scheme set up to share and celebrate positive farming stories in Aotearoa. On March 11th 2020 at the Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards, Oakley’s were the proud recipients of three awards. 1. The Balance Agri-nutrient Soil Management…

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Keeping Well During Covid-19

March 23, 2020

In the midst of the chaos we are all feeling right now and with so many things we can’t control, it’s important to take a deep breath and work on looking after ourselves. At Oakley’s, we believe in the power of plants to support health and wellbeing. Here are a few things you can do…

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Growing a Sustainable Business

March 10, 2020

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Andrew and Ellery from MG Marketing out on the farm for a farm tour and kōrero. We talked about all things water usage, soil structure and sustainability. Check out what they had to say in their latest newsletter. Oakley’s Golden Gourmet potatoes are a…

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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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