Stoughton

Bird's eye view of Oadby Lodge, Stoughton

Address:

The Co-operative Farms
Stoughton Estate
Oadby Lodge Farm
Gartree Road
Leicester
LE2 2FG

For all purchaser enquiries please contact Alex Lawson at Savills on 0207 409 8882

For all other enquiries please contact our Customer Careline on Freephone 0800 0686 727,

or email: customer.careline@co-operative.coop



What we grow:

Honey

Bee hive

Rapeseed

Rapeseed in flower

Spring beans

Spring beans during harvest
 

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.

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 contact information

Farm Manager:

Name: Robin Nurse

About Robin: I started my career with the Co-operative Farms in Essex, and was farm manager at Elton near Peterborough before my promotion to farm manager at Stoughton. This is my dream job, and I take particular delight in the agronomy of the crops with an eye to beating the performance of my colleagues further east!