Pachamama Farm is owned and operated by Julio Quispe. Julio raises chickens, ducks, and hogs on his small farm in Earlysville, along with produce and the occasional batch of high quality wood charcoal he makes with his father. Julio was born in Lima and grew up in Long Island, NY. He started farming in Northern California, and once in Virginia quickly moved to combine his love of his roots, cooking, and farming. Pachamama – a Quechua word for Mother Earth – captures Julio’s passion for the natural world and his view of the interrelatedness of all living things.
Julio also operates a food truck business, Pachamama Peru. His fresh, high-quality ingredients are evident in every bite. His empanadas source local ingredients including his meat, as well as vegetables he grows. Julio’s food truck was a favorite at festivals and Charlottesville City Market before COVID-19 hit. On a recent visit to his farm, LFH staff also saw the choclo he was growing, sent to him from relatives in Cusco, Peru. In 2020, Pachamama joined the Local Food Hub drive-through market, selling empanadas, chicken, charcoal, and tamales. Shortly after he joined the market, we onboarded Pachamama Farm as a partner farm.