Melinda and her husband Don McArthur are the fourth generation to operate Heatherlea Farm.
Their market opened to the public in 2009, selling Aberdeen Black Angus beef. It didn’t take long for customers to ask for local chicken and pork, in addition to the beef, that is drug-free.
Over the last five years, the store has grown to take over three rooms of the family farm-house to hold frozen meats (including local lamb, bison, emu, and fish), produce, eggs, cheese, dairy, and other locally-sourced fine foods. A kitchen was added in 2011 in an outer building to produce from-scratch meals and baked goods using local ingredients.
Melinda, is passionate about education in clean, healthy eating and lifestyle.