Your New Farmers at FFF
Family Friendly Farms began back in 2010 with the Zeiter Family and one part time employee. After many years of Farmer's Markets, we expanded our services to include an online store with a custom home delivery service. Over the years, we did just about all the work ourselves, but now that the kids are mostly in college and making families of their own, we have several new employees who live here on the property to best serve the farming work and to provide you, our customers and friends, with a pleasant service experience. We would like to introduce you to our new team of professionals who really enjoy the work they do and hope to meet all of you as we continue our family farming lifestyle.
The White Family – Jason and Chelsee with their five hilarious kids and one more on the way! – found us through their search for healthy meat to purchase. After an adventurous farm tour and then 100 questions and answers later, they moved into "The Cottage" here at Our Lady's Ranch. They now participate in our community garden and provide the free-range eggs that you've been buying, while learning about growing meat chickens, turkeys, and pigs.
Isaiah and Stevenson are our newest additions and landed here one year apart (Isaiah in 2021 and Stevenson in 2022). They both live on the Ranch and have become fast friends through their common passion for farming and accelerated spiritual growth. Stevenson is learning about the business and marketing of FFF, which includes collaborating with Phil for weekly sales ads and corresponding with our growing customer base. He is also learning everything he ever wanted to know about growing healthy food. Isaiah manages all the ranch work around here, which includes lots of fun jobs with power tools and powerful tractors. Exciting projects include expanding the olive orchard and building a new pond for family fishing and more fresh food.
Joe found us during the great "COVID Job Exodus" of 2020 when all the restaurants shut down. What started as part-time work has become a few years of full-time service and we're lucky to have him on board! So far he has done just about everything around here, and now he fills in the gaps wherever we need: deliveries, farming, animal husbandry, and more! Through FFF he's discovered a love of working outdoors while developing a tremendous amount of useful skills, especially when it comes to raising the pigs and the chickens.