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FARMING IS IN OUR BLOOD

It's what our father and grandfather did and his father before him. Our grandfather arrived on the farm from Scotland in 1928 and our father John Gray was born here in 1929. We've been milking Ayrshires at Goldstone Farm since John Gray introduced them to Surrey in 1943.

As well as milking 120 Ayrshire cows, about 100 acres of the farm are used as arable. Some fields are kept for grazing for when the cows are turned out (March-October) and the other fields rotate between grass for silage, maize for silage and cereals for cow food as well as the straw for bedding. So most of the crops, grown on Goldstone Farm, are fed to the cattle and their muck is then spread as fertiliser on the fields. All contributing to the annual life cycle of the farm!

We honestly can't think of a nicer way of earning a living. But farming is changing at a pace and we realised that in order to create something with a real future for our children we needed to look beyond simply farming the land.

Goldstone Farm is one of the last family run farms surrounding the capital and that's important to us, both for our own small family and also the wider issues of maintaining a positive relationship between the working countryside and the suburban population as well as educating anyone who wants to learn more!

And let's not forget the cows. Firmly a part of family life, our prize-winning Ayrshire herd produce the creamiest, most delicious milk you've ever tasted. Perfect for nice buy not very naughty gelato, packed with goodness.

We hope our goodies make you as happy as our cows are.

James, Rob and Katherine Gray

 

 

         
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