Oak Farm, in the picturesque village of Ditton Priors, is a working farm run by Shropshire Council. It is a day service for adults with learning disabilities who live in South Shropshire. People who use the service travel from Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Church Stretton and the surrounding areas.
Oak Farm is a 12 hectare (30 acres) smallholding run on organic principles, producing high quality vegetables and fruit, some of which is made into jams and chutneys on site. It also has livestock, including sheep, pigs, alpacas, rabbits and a pony, as well as a flock of 150 free-range laying hens.
Oak Farm sells its fruit, vegetables, eggs and preserves from its own farm shop, and through other local outlets.
Oak Farm provides training and work experience in horticulture and agriculture for people who may move on to permanent employment, and a supportive placement for others who, because of their disability, are unlikely to seek mainstream work.
Oak Farm seeks to maximise opportunities for service users and foster a spirit of integration with the local community.
Oak Farm offers an Animal Care course for people attending the farm, run by Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. Students undertake their training at the farm.