A WARRINGTON farm has been shortlisted as one of the best pick your own (PYO) farms in the country.

Kenyon Hall Farm, based on Winwick Lane in Croft, has been recognised as one of the best in the Farm Retail Awards.

It is most famous for its strawberry picking and it is one of the largest and longest-standing pick your own farms in the north.

From peas to pumpkins and sweetcorn to sunflowers, the farm grows 20 different fruits, vegetables and flowers to pick throughout summer and autumn.

The farm has also been family-run for more than and 500 years welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year.

Also shortlisted in the category are farms in Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire and West Lothian and they will go through to the award ceremony in March 2023.

The category has been judged earlier than others in the awards in order for the judging to take place at the height of the season, allowing the visits to take place at the peak time of year for these businesses.

Chairman of the Farm Retail Association, Rupert Evans said: “We have had a record number of entries in the PYO category this year and the calibre of the entrants has been phenomenal, which will make it a tough category to judge.

“We look forward to seeing entrants from all remaining categories now and celebrating the very best in the business at our awards ceremony next March. Good luck to all of our finalists.”