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Meet Our Farmers

The Local proudly serves Worden Farms Organic Produce, Palmetto Creek Farms Pork, Inyoni Farm Organic Produce, Joyce Family Farms' Poultry and Java D'Oro Coffee.

We strive to bring you more information on the notable farms which provide our diners with fresh, local and nutritious ingredients, transformed into delicious dishes by Chef Jeff Mitchell.

Inyoni Farms, a 6-acre USDA, certified organic farm founded and run by Nick Batty. This farm is named after the Zulu word for bird, Iyoni. Grown without the use of conventional pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, Iyoni produces up to 50 different varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit. Iyoni supplies to four Farmer’s Markets’ in the Naples/Marco Island area: Third Street South, Marco Island Farmers’ Market, St. Monica’s Farmers’ Market and the Farmers’ Market on Vanderbilt Road.

Worden Farms, an 85-acre certified organic family farm based in Punta Gorda, founded and run by husband and wife Chris and Eva Worden in 2003. The farm produces more than 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, all grown without conventional pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The Worden’s certifications and affiliations include Florida Organic Growers (FOG), Quality Certification Services (QCS), USDA-authorized certification agency, SWFL Small Farm Network, SWFL Soil and Water Conservation District, and Slow Food SWLF. Worden Farms delivers a weekly supply of seasonal healthy harvest of a balanced array of 8 different items to The Local.

Palmetto Creek Farms, started out as a family 4H project. After 12 years of researching and raising pigs, Palmetto Creek Farms now produces some of the most consistent, highest quality natural pork in the industry.
Palmetto Creek Farms natural pork is produced the way nature intended, without artificial enhancer's, preservatives, chemicals, added moisture or fat as much of the pork on the market has been altered.
Specially fed, genetically superior pork stands at the top on its own merit.  No furthur processing, tenderization or added ingredients are required.
Palmetto Creek Farms' pork is like the pork your grandfather might have raised but better.