The Matthews family has been growing sweet potatoes for over 100 years. Terris Matthews started farming as a fourth generation sweet potato farmer with Matthews Brothers. In 2006, Terris, along with his wife Kim, felt it was time to branch out on their own. The family began what is now Matthews Ridgeview Farms, thus the fifth generation is adding a new chapter to an already rich history of sweet potato farming. Terris took his own land and added some additional rental property to create this new enterprise. The farm has the capability to sell over a million bushels of sweet potatoes per year.