Around the Coop-We are thankful for our family farmers
We are proud to be a family farm and are also very thankful for all of the hard work that our family farmers do every day producing eggs for us.
Family Farmer-Emory Martin
Emory Martin was our first family farmer. He started producing eggs for us in 2002 after taking over his family’s Pennsylvania farm. Like many small farmers, he has multiple sources of income.
How many years have you been farming, Emory?
I grew up on a farm working with my father. All my life except for a few years when I worked for a poultry barn cleaning company.
Besides producing eggs for Pete & Gerry’s, do you have other sources of income?
We raise corn, barley, soy and hothouse tomatoes. We also have a farm stand here on the farm.
What’s your favorite part of farming?
Well, I like crop farming the best, but I do like working with the hens.
What keeps you farming?
I like having the family together on the farm. We all work together.
Thank you for doing a great job producing eggs, Emory. Keep up the good work!