Florida Foodie: Central Florida farmer delivers ‘clean’ food to restaurants, consumers

Dale Volkert wants to get people reconnected with where their food comes from

Florida Foodie: Dale Volker of Lake Meadow Naturals
Florida Foodie: Dale Volker of Lake Meadow Naturals

Orange County – For most of us, food comes from the grocery store and how it gets there is mostly immaterial. However, there is a growing number of people who want to know more about what they eat.

Those are the people that Dale Volkert caters to. His farm, Lake Meadow Naturals, churns out what’s called “clean-label” food. That means its all organic, sustainably grown and raised and completely free of preservatives.

After spending years in the corporate world, farming was a return to Volkert’s roots. Now, he is doing things the same way his family did on their farm in Wisconsin.

Volkert talks with us about returning to farm life, how much his business has grown during the past 20 years and how he works with other businesses and farms right here in Central Florida.

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.