After a tour in the army as a cook, Arnie moved to Marshfield permanently in 1962, with his recent bride, Connie and a baby daughter in tow, to run the newly-acquired farm located at 1331 Ocean Street and 60 acres of land.
Years later, the third generation of Gerards are always on premises. Son, Mark, is now the owner and manages the kitchen, working 6 days a week. Daughters Susan and Lisa spent their teenage years working at Gerard Farm; now they help out whenever and wherever needed. Even the fourth generation (Arnie and Connie's grandchildren) can often be found in the store, especially during the holidays!
Even after all these years, the Gerard family is still committed to the quality of their homemade products and constantly strive to keep a balance of time-tested recipes and innovative food trends.
Only the best will do for Gerard Farm customers!
Along the way, they managed to have four sons ... Jerry, Arnie and Ronnie ("the Twins") and David. Everyone shared the workload of farming and the four boys were no exception.
As most New England farms succumbed to the more efficient Midwest farming, this family ventured into a new endeavor of cooking their turkeys and making their own turkey pies. If they could not compete with the supermarkets, then they would excel on the quality of their products, which could not be equaled by large corporations.
In 1923, a young couple from Connecticut, Raymond and Clara Gerard, moved to Framingham in search of property that could be used to start a farm and raise poultry. Plenty of hard work built the business into one of the largest turkey breeding operations in the entire Northeast area.
More Than Just Turkey!!
Just 5 miles from Exit 12 off Route 3
in Marshfield, MA
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