Our Story: The legacy that is Cudgen Road Farms

Cudgen – the heartland of sweet potato farming

We acknowledge the Minjungbal People of the Bundjalung Nation and their ancestors, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Cudgen Road Farms lies. We pay our respects to them, their culture, and to the Elders both past, present and future and their continuing connection to land and community.

“We are dedicated to learning new things every day and always try to improve on our last crop.”

A word from Matthew

Welcome to Cudgen Road Farms, a 3rd generation, family-owned and operated, sustainable sweet potato farm located in Cudgen in the Northern Rivers.

First and foremost, Cudgen Road Farms was built on family.

The original Cudgen home farm was bought in 1950 by our Grandfather who together with his 9 sons, established the Prichard legacy. Our father, affectionately known as ‘Matey’ and Uncle went on to buy the farm in the 1980s where they farmed tomatoes, zucchini and sweet potatoes.

After joining the business in 1999 (with brother Henry following in 2009) we purchased an additional 50 acres in 2005. The following year we transitioned to focus solely on sweet potatoes and ceased the commercial farming of all other vegetables.

In 2018 we purchased an additional 25 acres, with Cudgen Road Farms now consisting of 6 farms across 70ha in Cudgen, Northern NSW. Three generations and 13 children later, our original family farmhouse continues to stand proudly on our farm today.

Together with Henry and our entire team, we are proud to be the largest, family-owned and operated supplier of sweet potatoes in New South Wales.

We look forward to many more abundant years to come, sharing our love and passion for sweet potatoes throughout NSW and Australia.

Matthew Prichard
Managing Director of Cudgen Road Farms
3rd generation sweet potato farmer

Cudgen Roads Farms in the community

Community is at the heart of everything we do. From collaborating with our local Tweed Shire Council on sustainable agriculture and processes through to supporting church groups and kids’ sporting teams, employing local workers and providing opportunities for school kids and TAFE students to learn about sustainable farming practices.

  • Engagement with Tweed Shire Council on agriculture best practice
  • Provision of farmland for industry trials
  • Highschool and TAFE practical excursions and work experience
  • Local sporting club and team sponsorships
  • Donations to church groups and school fetes
  • Supporter of the Soup Kitchen in Murwillumbah