The History of Hospitality
Hospitality plays a crucial role in the values and foundation of Stoltzfus Meats as a company. We realize that food and hospitality often go hand-in-hand, as most get togethers are done around the table. In our company’s guiding document, The Stoltzfus Way, it states that we consider ourselves “privileged guests, invited to [the customers’] tables to provide the centerpiece for some of the most important meals friends and family share.”
The above picture shows one of the ways hospitality has been deeply ingrained in our company. One of our long-time employees, Anna, shared with us the story of this photo. Anna is the sister-in-law of the Stoltzfus Meats founder, Amos, and currently works in the bakery stand at our New Castle Farmers’ Market.
We are so thankful for Anna and the many stories she is willing to share about the history of the company! This practice of hosting visitors for meals at the family farm is what inspired the opening of the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant, which was operated as a part of Stoltzfus Meats from 1969 to 2012. Over the years of hosting guests from out of town, Anna shared that she met many well-known people including Walt Disney, Grace Kelly, Dick Martin, Dan Rowan, and Henry Winkler.
We hope that this theme of hospitality permeates all of Stoltzfus Meats' operations and interactions with visitors and customers, and that when you visit one of our locations, you feel welcomed and appreciated!