Church Farm is a 42-hectare mixed farm with arable crops and grassland. The farm is located in the village of Sessay in the Vale of York. A small flock of sheep are kept and fruit crops such as strawberries and raspberries are grown for ‘Pick Your Own’. The landscape is gently undulating and a shallow, tree lined stream flows through the farm, bordered by old pasture. Church farm is on the site of Sessay Hall which dates from before the 12th Century AD and was the home of William Dawney who distinguished himself in the Crusades. The hedges on the farm are being restored and new hedges planted to enhance the landscape. Field margins have been established to provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, and special crops are being grown to provide seeds for birds. The grassland is being sensitively managed to encourage wildflowers to grow.