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Meet Angela and Cono Vertuccio of Vertuccio Farms in Mesa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela and Cono Vertuccio.

Vertuccio Farms was first stared by Joe and Maria Vertuccio, who immigrated to America from Italy. After moving to New York, they saved money and moved to Arizona to purchase 40 acres of land in the valley. That’s how it all began. They started by planting a vineyard and a citrus orchard, along with growing watermelons. To diversify their farm, they added a road side stand and started a U-Pick operation with other various crops.

Then, they built the Farmers Market on Power Rd. Eventually, Cono and Angela Vertuccio took the reigns of the business and started offering year-round agri-tainment events such as the Fall Festival, school field trips, a U-Pick orchard, birthday parties, an Easter Eggs-perience, and more.

The Vertuccio Family loves being a part of the community and making new farm-friends each year. Their motto is Family-Affordable-Fun and they are grateful for all the continued support.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The farm has always been a family operation which has been a key factor to its success. There are always challenges in working with family but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s comforting to know all involved care and value the farm and its success as a whole. Plus, raising children in the art of farming is important to us. Having three generations of family together is more than just a benefit to us, but also a real treasure.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Vertuccio Farms – what should we know?
Vertuccio Farms is a local farm that brings families together and also takes priority in education. We feel it’s important to reminds people of the value of knowing how and where the food we consume comes from. People get to experience a little of what a real-working farm is like when they visit. We are the valleys only “Pizza Farm.” We host school field trips in the spring and fall. We have planted a half-acre circular garden that grows and grazes everything needed to make a farm-fresh pizza. It’s cut into 8 slices and we take the students on a tour of each slice. We have a slice of wheat, a slice of herbs, a slice of tomatoes etc. and we educate students on how one of their favorite foods starts on a farm. It’s a good mix of education and fun. This is one of the many unique features of Vertuccio Farms.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Setting the bar high and being willing to take some risks are an essential ingredient to our success. Family keeps us grounded and our local community support keeps our labor of love growing each season.

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Kristen Carter
Josephina Martinez,

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1 Comment

  1. Aimee Greene

    January 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Wow…just WOW! The Vertuccios are Making A Difference! Delightful story, made me want to jump in the car and go visit! I will, God-willing, get there someday! 😉
    God has Blessed them, and they are Blessing others…makes my heart feel warm.

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