A Look at the Farm
All of White's of Old Cantley's rapeseed oil comes directly from the family farm in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. We have grown Oilseed Rape for many years and it has become a permanent fixture on our crop rotation. During the spring months the farm is bathed in gold as the Oilseed Rape reaches full flower. The new crop is drilled in late August and takes almost a full year to grow and harvest usually begins at the end of July to the beginning of August (weather dependent!!!)
Our farm is part of the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme which helps to ensure that food is traceable, safe to eat and has been produced responsibly.
All of our rapeseed is dried using 100% sustainable energy. On the farm we have installed solar panels in a bid to reduce our carbon footprint. The future of farming is something we're always looking towards.
Chief combine driver Dave White harvesting the 2016 crop of Oilseed Rape.
Ready to collect the rapeseed from the combine to take back to the yard.
Head drill man Jon White getting prepared to drill the 2017 crop of Oilseed Rape.
Chris White operating the de-stoner during potato planting season, next to a crop of Oilseed Rape in full flower.
Emptying the combine of the 2016 wheat crop.
Using an alternate drilling method for Oilseed Rape, a one-pass system avoiding the need to work the land over several times.
2016 potato planting is halted, in May, by snow!
As part of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme for the last 10 years, we have left grass strips around the edges of our fields to promote the growth of wildlife.
When it's dry, you've got to keep going! Harvest 2016.
Relief combine driver Chris White showing his appreciation for a good wheat crop.
The emergence of the 2016 crop of potatoes.
A glorious spring day shows Chris White operating the de-stoner during potato planting.