We’re the Hirds and our family have farmed Yockenthwaite Farm since 1842. We’re actually hill sheep farmers, and we lamb over 1000 ewes, but we also make breakfast cereals!
It started about ten years ago when our delicious homemade ‘Yockenthwaite granola’ was offered to our B&B guests as a healthy alternative to the full English. Our guests just loved it and kept on coming back for more and more, so we just kept on making more and more!!
We’re still a small family business with husband Stuart and eldest son Eddie concentrating on the farming leaving youngest son David and me (Liz) together with Ellen, Kamila, Polly & Gill, our dedicated & hardworking team to focus on all things cereal. You can find out much more about what we’re up to and what’s happening in our cereal world and down on the farm by following my blog!
Yockenthwaite Farm is situated on the North bank of the river Wharfe in Langstrothdale, Upper Wharfedale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.