When you visit the Martin Farmers Market, you are likely to find many vendors with tomatoes, peas and other vegetable crops. However, there is one vendor you may buy from before you even see the product! This is because their sausage must remain in a freezer until you buy it. This vendor is David and Jessica Hochreiter of H&H Farms in McKenzie, Tennessee.
H&H Farms and its owners David and Jessica Hochreiter are first generation farmers specializing in pastured Red Wattle pork. H&H Farms has been selling at the Martin Farmers market for 2 years and are eagerly waiting on returning this Spring with a new way for customers to see their USDA processed frozen products.
A lot of time, effort and money goes into raising high quality pasture raised pork which David and Jessica use to make all their sausages. In doing so, they must ensure that it remains protected and safe for their customers.
This year, with the help of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program, H&H Farms will be bringing their new display freezer to the Martin farmers market which will provide customers the ability to safely see all the available pork products in a safe and controlled environment. According to David, “One of the biggest challenges of being a local pork producer selling at the farmers market is getting your product in the eye of the customer. Most vendors can set their vegetables out on a table for customers to see, but we can’t and that makes it a bit more difficult to capture the sale.”
David’s wife Jessica says, “we hope that by purchasing our display freezer customers can see our product through the glass top; this may result in an unplanned buy or at least serve as a conversation starter as it’s not as common to see frozen meats at the farmers market.” Although you can purchase your farm fresh hot, mild and maple sausage, Italian sausage and bratwursts directly from their booth at the farmers market, buyers are encouraged to place their order ahead of time by visiting the H&H Farm Facebook page by searching “H and H Farms of Tennessee” and placing their order before market day to ensure their orders are prioritized.