The farm has a stunning location in the hills overlooking the small town of Ledbury and the green rolling hills of Herefordshire. It is close to motorway links and to the towns of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.
Our biggest crop, covering almost 173 acres, is strawberries which are packed at the Wye Fruit packhouse, based on the outskirts of Ledbury. Wye Fruit chills, packs, operates quality control, lids and labels products and operates 7 days a week for the major supermarkets across the UK. Increasingly the supply is passed to local depots and stored under the Local Brand label. The fruit is then sold by our marketing company, Berryworld.
Fruit is supplied from the end of April to early November. A large proportion of our strawberry plants are propagated in the Withers Farm purpose built poly house and adjoining fields.
The farm has a stunning location overlooking the small town of Ledbury and the green rolling hills of Herefordshire. It is close to motorway links and to the towns of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.
Allen Leeds began the Withers Farm business in 1958 with a smallholding of 18 acres. He began growing a few blackcurrants and apples then, after a short period of time, strawberries were added.
When Allen’s son George took over the business he expanded and diversified; blueberries were first planted in 2006 and then 2012 saw the pioneering of a new fruit to be grown in the UK; the kiwiberry.
Over the years other surrounding land was acquired and Withers Farm now covers over 350 acres (owned and rented).
The farm has become one of the largest and most modern farms in the UK with a third generation of the family; George’s sons Richard and Nicholas, now a vital part of the ever-growing business. In 2018 the purchase of Monkton Farm was completed, adding a further 360 acres.
Withers Farm is located just outside the town of Ledbury in the UK.
Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town, positioned east of Hereford and west of the Malvern Hills and is set in some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. The Wye Valley Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and the Forest of Dean are also close by.
Small enough to keep a strong sense of community but large enough to be bustling and vibrant, Ledbury is a market town with a unique feel.
It has a significant number of timber-framed structures and one of the most outstanding, making it distinct from the other Herefordshire market towns of Bromyard, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Kington, and based in the centre of Ledbury is the Black and White Grade 1 listed Market House.
The Market Place still hosts markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.