Manor Farm is currently being farmed by the second and third generation of the same family. Growing potatoes, cereals and sugar beet, the farm has also been part of a successful environmental scheme for the last 13 years, encouraging biodiversity and developing soil health across the farm.
Sisters, Clare and Louise, have both returned to join Paul and Kate Knapton on the family farm after working in Event Management in London for nearly ten years.
Autumn is in full swing and after a very stop/start season, the potato harvest is now complete. We are now looking at drilling our winter wheat crops and paying attention to the Oil Seed Rape drilled in August. The over winter bird seed drilled in early summer has provided glorious views, filling the fields with bright yellow sunflowers. For those guests who were keen to know more, we have enjoyed showing them round the potato operation, filling them in on how they are harvested and where they go next when they leave the farm.