Check out life on a Manitoba chicken farm!
The Martens family are passionate about raising chicken on their Manitoba farm. They are also passionate about what it means to be a family who works together and plays together. Take a behind the scenes tour of their farm!
Family Farm Business Keeps Manitoba Community Strong
Cameron is a third generation turkey farmer from Teulon, Manitoba. This family farm has been in operation since 1952, but this family doesn’t do it alone. They rely on a dedicated staff of locals to help run both the barns and hatchery. As one of the biggest employers in the Teulon area they play an important role in the community. Not only do they provide steady employment for up to 100 people, but they are also long-time supporters of local charities. One of the initiatives they are most proud to be a part of is the Teulon-Rockwood Fireman’s Ball, which unfortunately couldn’t be held in 2020, but they look forward to when they can gather together again as a community to celebrate and raise money for an important cause.
Manitoba farmers put family first!
Meet Jake – a second generation Manitoba chicken farmer. He and his wife Lorraine, along with their adult children and grandchildren, farm in southern Manitoba. They were gracious enough to invite our ‘Great Tastes’ crew into their home, and to show us what a day in the life of a farm family really looks like. It’s amazing that a group of people who work so closely together every day still manage to find time to have fun as a family. They toured us through their barns and treated us to a wonderful meal (Manitoba chicken, of course)! It was obvious that this gathering was not just for the cameras, and Jake’s daughter-in-law told us “we do this all the time”. Jake credits some technological advances for making it easier for farmers to detach from the barn, but still be able to monitor the wellbeing of their flock. Family is definitely the #1 priority for Jake & Lorraine, but they also put a lot of care and consideration into how they run their farm. Strong family bonds are the foundation on which this #MBFarm was built, and it is one of the values that all the Manitoba farmers we’ve met have in common.
Production made possible thanks to:
Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit