About this business
From Our Editors
Q&A with Frank Martinelli, Farmer and Overseer
What sets your business apart from your competition?
[We have] all-natural grass- and grain-fed meats. Our boar is fed a high dairy diet consisting of whey cheese and yogurt [as well as] vegetables [and] fruit, and no medicated grains. No steroids, antibiotics, or medications are administered to any of the farm animals. No nitrates or nitrates added. I also offer free-range poultry and eggs. Our chickens are Italian heritage Pollo Rossos.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I have a passion for raising animals humanely. My animals are very happy, and in turn, I am very happy. I want to offer customers a product that is delicious [and to let them know] where their meat comes from.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My product is expensive because I raise my livestock the old-fashioned way?the way they were raised before factory farms. Also, I operate a sustainable farm, [which is] very important for the environment.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
[With] both my turkeys and my ground beef, customers always tell me it is the best they ever had.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Feeding and watering the animals and [making] sure they are clean and happy.