Australorp hens and Dorking rooster
La Caridad is the joint venture of a Shore native (Stacia) and a Cuban "come-here" (Luis) who share a love of good food, chemical-free farming and heritage breed livestock.
Besides being the name of Luis's beloved grandmother, "la caridad" translates to "charity" in English. So in addition to signifying our ties to family and farming heritage, the name carries the deeper meaning of benevolence. Because until such time as they end up on our plates, we feel that treating our animals with kindness-- through our interactions with them, but also by providing them with sunshine, fresh air and space to roam -- is essential, for our health as well as theirs.
Caridad Echevarria, the farm's namesake circa 1940.