Family owned Whittern Farms on the Herefordshire Welsh Borders is much more than a farm, an estate or an agribusiness. Although it is all of these, it is moreover a community. This community lives and works around the hamlet of the Whittern and Next End Farm and the fertile land produces a number of different commercial crops alongside a carefully tended environment where bio-diversity and sustainability are encouraged. Jo Hilditch is the current family custodian and is proud of the legacy she is creating along with her strong on-farm team.
The crops on our farm include blackcurrants, cider apples, wheat, barley, vineyards, oats, maize and oil seed rape. We participate in a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, we are part of a Wildlife Trust initiative as well as a clean rivers project. We have acres of rented grassland for Herefordshire sheep as well as 100 acres of woodland which is part of a Premium Woodland Grant Scheme. We also have chickens in large environment enhanced sheds which we supply into a local large producer for supermarkets and beyond. We also are committed to renewables and we have three 600kw chicken litter burners as well as 500kw of solar panels. Not forgetting our two consumer brands of White Heron Drinks and White Heron Properties holiday lets.