a farm family

Our family, L-R: Alan, Daniel ("Little D"), Dave, Belinda, Erik, Daniel ("Big D"), & Ferris.  Photo courtesy of Dean Bates. 

Our family, L-R: Alan, Daniel ("Little D"), Dave, Belinda, Erik, Daniel ("Big D"), & Ferris.  Photo courtesy of Dean Bates. 

Not too many people can say their family works together, and works well, at that. We have built our family around our farm and we're lucky that (most days) things go pretty smoothly. Side-by-side, father and son team Alan and Dave Bentoski run the daily operations of this small, first-generation organic farm. Dave's wife, Belinda, manages their presence at both the Marietta and Morningside Farmer's Markets and runs their social media, marketing and community outreach efforts. She's also our resident chef, putting all this fresh produce to good use in creative and delicious ways (check out our blog for her latest dishes). Alan, Dave, Belinda, their teenage sons, and a handful of long-time employees make up the farm family of Red Earth Organic Farms. Together they work seven days a week, 365 days a year to ensure their farm is producing top-quality certified organic produce for the longest possible growing seasons.

Alan "Pops" Bentoski, Our Farms' Co-Founding patriarch (1950-2015) 

 

David and Belinda Bentoski (Photo Courtesy of Mary Gazaway)

Daniel aka Big "D"

Daniel aka Little "D" and Erik

Ferris