Yew Tree Farm is primarily a livestock farm that runs a beef cattle herd, pedigree Welsh pigs and poultry. Catherine started intensive pig farming at the farm when she was 19, back in 1990. But when it was no longer financially viable, she gave up pigs. She still however continued to help feed the cattle and calve the cows.
Catherine then returned to full-time farming in 2018, which was when she also diversified to grow fruit and nut trees and vegetable crops, as well as introduce bee hives onto the land. Her on-site farm shop even sells the farm's produce including eggs, meat, vegetables, apple juice, cider, cordials, jams and chutney.
The farm works closely with the local community, often offering talks and visits to interested residents. Catherine acknowledges that she depends on her local community for produce sales, with her customer base being proud of living in a city but still being able to walk to their local farm. This reliance on locals heavily influenced the decision to ensure they feel involved with her farm, "the closer and more involved they feel with the farm, the more I hope they support us in uncertain times!".
Attending local markets, with friends and family to support, also helps Catherine to spread the word and she notes that selling both hot and cold produce has helped increase her customer base.