The Co-operative Farms
Oadby Lodge Farm
Telephone: 0116 259 2342
What we grow:
About the farm:
Stoughton has been owned by The Co-operative since 1919. Cereals are the main crops but in 2010 Stoughton looked after something a little different. It homed 3000 turkeys and reared them ready for Christmas. Find out more on the 'Grown by us' turkey page.
The farm buildings at Stoughton were requisitioned by the RAF in World War 2. They built a hostel housing a gym for the pilots flying from the next door airfield. This is now where the children cook when they visit the farm.
Stoughton is the home of ground-breaking water-free toilets, built entirely from recycled materials and used by visiting From Farm to Fork children.
From Farm to Fork site?
From Farm to Fork started here at Stoughton after the former farm manager and his wife thought it would be a good idea to invite local children to the farm. They wanted to educate children on how the food they eat is produced, showing them how cereals are grown and helping them to make healthy food choices.
Robin is new at Stoughton but previously managed the farm at Rockingham. He enjoys the challenge of large scale farm management – particular interests are agronomy and farming which benefits the environment.