In May of 2010, the Matoushek family turned their love of cooking and their desire to run a business into the Farmers’ Larder. They attended classes and seminars to learn more about sustainable farming practices. The Farmers’ Larder’s two full time employees are mother and son duo Anne and Lucian Matoushek.
Their products don’t contain fillers or artificial ingredients. “We keep it that way for a reason,” said Lucian, Farmers’ Larder manager. They want to provide wholesome food from local farmers who practice sustainable farming techniques.
The Farmers’ Larder has few livestock. Most of their raw materials come from family farms. “We do as much sustainable local sourcing as possible,” Lucian said.
Anne, Farmers’ Larder president, grew up on a small farm. She recognizes the importance of buying and supporting the local economy “It’s supporting the little guys,” Anne said. By supporting their neighbors, they can help improve the economic health of the area.
The Farmers’ Larder is a little guy supporting the little guys.
- Article by Megan Favignano. Photos by Caitlin Zera.