As the oldest child in the family, Joe is also the patriarch and the boss. He runs the business management side of Freedom Farms, and everything gets run through Joe. Although he has his younger brothers Tim and Pete as business partners, Joe still takes on the world and puts his all into making Freedom Farms successful, while always looking for new ways to improve and expand the farm. At the end of the day though, Joe takes great pride and appreciation in everyone’s hard work and willpower to this keep the business going.
What is your role on the farm?
CEO. I spend a lot of my time working on the future of our company. My role is to remove obstacles and enable Freedom Farms personnel to succeed. I am passionate about our business and I enjoy being a helper on the front lines.
How do you see that role changing or growing in the future?
As we grow, we need to improve our ability to nurture new leaders into our company. My potential relies on the ability to educate and empower others. The stronger the team, the more we can accomplish together.
What is your favorite family memory?
I can’t pick a favorite. I have so many good memories. My favorite part is just being together. They usually involve good food.
What is your favorite memory from the show?
Watching the first pilot of the show. I was so proud of my family. I don’t always take the time to appreciate how fortunate I am to have them in my life. The show reminds me of what we are capable of accomplishing and what genuine relationships look like.
What is your favorite thing to eat that Freedom Farms produces?
The combinations are what I love. An example would be a fresh burger with everything on it, or a BLT in July with our fresh tomatoes.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I like to solve problems. My job is really challenging and that’s what keeps me jumping out of bed every morning, excited to go to work. Even though the days can be long, I like doing things that people told me couldn’t be done.
What do you enjoy about the family business?
The secret to the success of a business is passion and determination. Our team has a unique company culture. We believe in what we are doing, and we are excited to know that everyone we work with has a tremendous impact on a larger dream and vision.
What is a personal passion you have outside of your job?
Spending time with my kids. I like teaching them the important things in life like how to be confident, and self-sufficient. I also like to water ski and hope to take them this summer.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I have Vitiligo which is the loss of pigment on sections of skin. It prevents me from enjoying the sun as much as I’d like to.