A FAMILY farm and independent crisps producer is appealing for votes to name its new woodland after it planted more than 2,500 trees on the farm this winter.

Fairfield Farm has shortlisted options for the woodland from 500 suggestions with fans now encouraged to choose their favorite for a chance to win a supply of crisps.

Over four days, volunteers from the community, nearby businesses and the Fairfields Farm team planted over two sites, one in Bergholt and one in Wormingford.

Both areas have been registered as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy.

Robert Strathern, Fairfields Farm co-owner, said: “We absolutely couldn’t have done this without the help of so many people.

Gazette: Green - One of the plots of woodland to be named.Green - One of the plots of woodland to be named. (Image: Fairfields Farm)

“For the best results, trees should be planted in winter, which isn’t always the easiest going as we always seemed to catch the frostiest mornings.

“That makes it even more special to us that our volunteers made the trek to join us and make a positive change to our land”.

The new woodland also formed part of Essex County Council’s pledge to plant an additional 375,000 trees over the next five years.

To choose your favourite name for the woodland, for a chance to win a supply of crisps, visit bit.ly/3Gc09vi.