5 Generations of White Family Farming
The White family have been farming for the last five generations, with three still active to this day.
Alongside Oilseed Rape, which joined the crop rotation in the late 1970s, White's of Old Cantley grow wheat, sugarbeet, maize and potatoes.
The farm has been situated on Cantley Common, about 4 miles to the east of Doncaster, South Yorkshire for over 57 years, the family having relocated from the Isle of Axholme, N. Lincolnshire in 1959.
We take great pride in all of our produce to make sure we offer only the freshest ingredients straight from the farm to you!
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The farm is located about 4 miles to the east of Doncaster, South Yorkshire
The working farmers
Dave and Chris White giving the combine harvester a quick check over.
The current crop!
The 3 current working generations. Chris White 26, David White 50, Stan White 81, Jon White 54. Stan's father Roy and grandfather Harold were farmers in Wroot, Isle of Axholme.
Chris White inspecting the first batch of White's rapeseed oil whilst checking over the 2016 oilseed rape crop.
HS White & Sons
Jon White amongst the maize crop. As well as growing oilseed rape the farm grows maize for use in a local bio-gas plant which produces electricity from the breakdown of organic matter. Sustainable farming in action!
Debating the future!
The idea of producing our own rapeseed oil was born in the early months of 2016. Diversification is becoming a key aspect to modern day farming and after much hard work we finally had our first batch of rapeseed oil bottled and ready to be used in June 2016.
Stan White - The Boss!
Stan White moved away from from the Isle of Axholme in 1959 having bought Branton Grange farm on Cantley Common, Doncaster. His sons Jonathan and David both went to Harper Adams Agricultural College before joining the farm. Jonathan's son Chris returned to the farm after having worked abroad farming in New Zealand for 2 years.
David White inspecting the potato crop.