Food and Farming
A Conversation with Brendan McGill of Hitchcock, and Friends of the Farms.
By Erin Hill
Erin: Who do you farm with?
Brendan: Our company farm is a collaboration with Kevin Block, who used to be Sol Farm. That’s our venture, financially. Kevin was someone that I bought pigs from, and worked with, and at one point he proposed that if we were to take over financial control that would allow him to get up to scale, meet certain size requirements so that he could not have to wait tables part time which made it really hard to chase the pigs around. We get endless, beautiful, best pork in the world out of the effort of doing this together. We lease his old property, he lives and works there on the farm… We have limited vegetable production there too, so we’re looking at getting a couple of WOOFers this summer.
E: Does all of what Kevin produces go to you?