A farming family
The Matthews family originally moved to Manor Farm from a dairy farm in Cowden, Kent in 1935 and is currently run by Laurence and Paula Matthews.
A pillar of the Surrey farming community, Laurence has been representing Surrey members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) on the South East Region, Combinable Crops Board since 2003 and was the board's first chairman. He has also been the Surrey County Delegate for the NFU Council since 2011.
Both positions are held by working farmers representing the agricultural industry, lobbying and advising on agricultural affairs and representing NFU members' interests.
Locally, Laurence is also on the council of the Surrey County Agricultural Society and has been a steward since 1978. He helps the Society to run the Surrey County Show and the Surrey County Ploughing Match.
Paula trained in countryside recreation, habitat management such as heathland, chalk downland and woodland, tree planting and hedge laying; working as a countryside ranger and warden for local authority and the National Trust.
Laurence and Paula draw together a breadth of experience and skills in farming and countryside conservation as a core to integrated farm management.
Manor Farm’s grass fed beef is dry-aged for 30 days and provides well marbled, quality beef packed with nutrients and flavour.
Selling seasonal, grass-fed Belted Galloway beef direct from Manor Farm on pre-arranged collection days gives customers the opportunity to meet the farmers who produce the 'Beltie' beef from farm to fork.