Established in 2006, Bucksum rents 16 acres of the 100-acre Shabbington Field Farm. From this land roughly 4 acres are cropped each year. By using traditional crop rotation, soil fertility and biodiversity is increased, while reducing pest and disease problems. Their produce is fresh, seasonal, local, and they farm in a sustainable and regenerative way, and use plastic free packaging. They are an important part of the local community bringing affordable food to all, reducing food waste & sharing surplus with those in need.
Bucksum has a Farm Shop that sells fresh, seasonal, and local produce, much of which is grown at the farm. Anything that is not, they source as locally as possible. They also offer a range of different Pop-Up Producers on Saturday mornings, bringing you the best in local food and drink. What’s on offer throughout the year changes from week to week with the seasons and the weather, follow them on Facebook to find out more about what they are sowing, growing, and harvesting each week
Thame is the farms nearest town, home to many of their customers and young staff, and the place where Tracy and David, who run the farm, met. They love the thriving and supportive community of Thame who share their values and ideas and are interested in their journey and in how we can all work together. This full time team of two are supported by young local staff on their first journey into the world of work. They love to eat whatever is just in season and share recipes on their website, in their shop & via their YouTube channel.