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Friday Favorite: Martha’s Farm

October 26th, 2012

This past week I got to spend some time touring Martha’s Farm in Ashland, Ohio. Martha has been my go-to place for chicken, turkey, eggs and vegetables for the past couple years.

Martha is a wonderful person, she’s friendly, kind and has a real passion for good healthy food and community. It’s a bonus that she’s from Ecuador so we can chat in Spanish sometimes when we get together.

If you live in the NE Ohio area, I highly recommend visiting Martha’s farm and getting your Thanksgiving turkey from her. Her smoked turkeys are to die for. I don’t even like turkey and I ordered an extra one for our freezer!

Martha is a Quechua Indian from Ecuador, so she’s fascinating to talk to. She’s had so many wonderful life experiences and loves to share them. I’m hoping to get over to the week after Thanksgiving to help her write down her story. Mr Chiots and I would also love to make a documentary about her.

This is what I love about local eating. One of my favorite things to do is to head out to the farms and get to know who’s growing the things I eat. There’s nothing better than finding someone who is as passionate as you about good quality food.

Do you have a favorite local farm?

4 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Martha’s Farm”
  1. daisy on October 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I just posted about this today! You are so blessed to have someone nearby who practices humanely raising birds. Enjoy your turkey!

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  2. goatpod2 on October 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I lived in Ashland, Ohio when I first came to the USA at 9 mos. old and lived there since I was 17 or 18.


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  3. amber jackson on October 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I ordered a heritage turkey from a local farm for Thanksgiving this year. I am super excited to get it. Last year my parents brought up a heritage turkey from Wyoming and it was the best turkey I have ever had, I cooked it in a cast iron roaster with butter and maple syrup coating and a bunch of herbs, omgoodness, it was soooo delicious and I didn’t think I liked turkey either

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  4. jennifer fisk on October 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

    My favorite farm is Smith Family Farm just down the road. It is where I get my raw milk, yogurt, beef and pork. They are MOFGA certified and are a wonderful young family.

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