A FARM SHOP business with a site in Lower Stretton has celebrated its 60 year anniversary.

The Hollies Farm Shop is a family business which began in 1959 as a vegetable stand with an honesty box at the roadside in Cheshire.

Phil, Ed and Sue Cowap are the third generation in the award-winning business.

Phil and Ed Cowap said: "The Hollies has evolved so much since 1959, but what has never changed is all the hard work and dedication that goes into the business, now not just from our family but from our wonderful team."

To celebrate the diamond anniversary there will be events and activities throughout 2019.

All the money collected over the year will be donated to two charities; St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.

Alexis Redmond MBE, High Sheriff of Cheshire said a few words on The Hollies anniversary: "From an honesty box at the side of the road to multiple award-winning sites in Cheshire and Scotland.

"What a great journey of continuous expansion, development and excellence.

"Congratulations on 60 years of a family business so successfully delivering wonderful delights to communities and supporting such worthwhile charitable causes!"

The site in Lower Stretton opened in 2007 and is located on Northwich Road and offers a cafe, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables, wines and alcohols, cards and gifts.