Jamie Vickery and Kelsey Leger created Scratch Farm Kitchen about six months ago in order to bring their fresh, farm-raised food to people in Acadiana. Vickery’s home and farm—situated on 18 acres of land in Duson—is where she and Leger raise pigs, sheep, chickens, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Every Saturday morning, they bring their pasture-raised pork and eggs, along with other mostly locally sourced ingredients and condiments, to the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans market to make fresh breakfast plates for customers.
They have recently begun selling whole pigs as well as hiring themselves out to roast pigs for businesses and parties. Last Saturday, they held their first public pig roast during The Green Room’s customer appreciation party. They served pork tacos with slaw and radish relish in the alley behind the pool hall in downtown Lafayette. “For me,” Vickery said, “it starts with the pig and bringing it from birth to its final day on my farm…then bringing it to people.” She and Leger’s ultimate goal is to one day open a cafe on the farm property.