Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2017 Regional Award Winner

 

Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery & Farm Market, Rockwood

 

Logo for Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery & Farm Market

At Thatcher Farms, you know exactly where your meat comes from. The husband-and-wife duo Dana and Adam Thatcher do it all, they breed, raise, butcher, process and retail their own beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey. They even grow their own animal feed on the 140-acre property. The farm welcomes thousands of visitors each year, offering tours, butchery demonstrations and cooking classes. It's a holistic approach that clearly benefits the bottom line. In less than four years, the farm has increased its revenue tenfold! Today, they employ 12 people - a number they plan to double this year - proving that connecting with consumers and adding on-farm value pays off.


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