re you looking for thatching straw with
the qualities that only traditional
methods of production can provide ?
Thatching straw grown with care and harvested the traditional way in Yorkshire.
Copyright @ yorkstraw 2016
Based in Yorkshire, the Smith family has farmed for at least 200 years. Since 1989 we have produced straw for the thatching industry, serving customers mainly in the North and Midlands.
Our crops are harvested in the traditional way- cut with a binder and ripened in the stook, to ensure that we are able to supply the best possible materials.
We are members of the National Thatching Straw Growers Association and our crops are grown and harvested according to the quality standards outlined in the NTSGA “first principles”.
( see www.ntsga.org.uk for details)
Our long straw was used to
re-thatch this listed property
Family members stooking wheat sheaves
We supplied the straw to re-thatch this famous Scottish cottage
Photograph by kind permission of Billy McRorie
Bringing in the sheaves
A grade 2* Yorkshire barn ridged with our long straw.
© Copyright Chris Morgan
Over the years we have supplied straw to thatch a range of listed buildings, museum and conservation projects.