We Care about Our Animals
At Martinelli's Farm and Charcuterie our philosophy is to raise our animals so they are healthy, and we do that by maintaining an extremely high standard of care. They are happy and docile. They are fed the highest quality feed, clean water and have shelter during inclement weather. Our Bovines, hogs and poultry are all able to express their natural behavior free of stress, fear, and pain. Our goal is to have our animals live a very happy life here on the farm.
Our cattle and hogs are born on the farm, raised on the farm, and they leave from the farm. When you purchase from Martinelli's you can be assured that the product you are purchasing was derived from an animal that was naturally and humanely raised and have spent their whole life on one farm.
Many farms purchase their animals once they are weaned from another farmer. We are unique because we operate a calf to cow operation and our hogs are born on the farm naturally. There are no gestation crates; simply an all natural birth the way it was intended to be. The offspring are able to run freely after birth and bond with their mother. All these things make for healthier animals which results in a big positive difference in the final product.
Please feel free to come by and visit the farm. Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky and be able to see one of our newest being born!
The unique taste of our hogs
Hogs are one of the only animals that taste like what they eat. Our hogs are fed a very high concentration of quality dairy (consisting of cheese, yogurt, and milk). They are also fed tomatoes, squash (summer and winter), peppers, kale, and other fresh vegetables during the summer. Brewers spent grains and all natural Italian bread is also part of their diet. All of these excellent meals contributes to making our hogs so tasty that you will not experience a more delicious cut of pork. In the fall we collect acorns and feed them to a select group of boars. These hogs are singled out and processed for many of our specialty boar products.
People have joked that our animals eat better than us. In some cases that may be true! A high quality diet makes for a healthy and happy animal. A happy and healthy animal makes for a high quality product for you, our valued customer. No shortcuts, no tricks, just hard work and treating the animals right.