I like to talk about my faith in God and my Savior Jesus Christ and am not ashamed of my culture that taught me honesty and humility and the golden rule as a way of life.
While attending a Bible school I met Natalie LaRaviere (who was from Sarasota, Florida), and it was love at first sight! On my first trip to Florida, I fell in love with Sarasota too. We got married in 1985 and spent the first year selling produce in the summer and cutting meat in the winter.
In 1986 we moved to Sarasota with our baby girl Laura. The next 10 or so years for us were filled with family, church and work. From concrete pump work, to building a log home, homeschooling, butchering for friends, to working for a charity in South Florida rebuilding after Hurricane Andrew the Detwiler family grew and worked together.
In the late 90’s we moved to Virginia and had a little Country Market where we sold produce and Amish furniture and sheds. In the early 2000’s we were back again in Sarasota where we helped a local egg farmer grade and pack eggs. It was here we started selling produce in Sarasota.
It was God along with my family that helped me grow from a small tent to five farm markets where we sell lots of fresh produce, meats and seafood, in store bakery, old fashioned deli meats and cheeses, and groceries all with a mission of bringing glory to God by treating others as we want to be treated.
Pictured with their 3 youngest (from L to R):
GRACE (7th of 9)
I work full time in our bakeries. I love, no I’m actually obsessed with baking, whether it’s at work or at home.
EMILY (9th of 9)
I love baking cupcakes. I also enjoy school. I enjoy playing with my nieces and nephews. I help out in the stores sometimes.
VICKY (8th of 9)
I’m a social butterfly and thrive on my relationships with my friends. I enjoy school and I help out in my family’s store when I can.