Jake Dickson- Owner

 

After spending years on a mostly unfulfilling corporate marketing career track, Jake found himself increasingly drawn to the food industry. As he diligently researched food-based businesses to learn as much as he could about as many areas as he could, it became clear that meat was where his heart (and stomach) lay. He dug deeper and found that the meat options available to consumers were severely lacking in quality. How could it be that there were so few avenues through which people could purchase humanely raised and responsibly sourced meats?

Following his passion, Jake started apprenticing at farms and butcher shops to get his hands dirty and immerse himself in the day-to-day operations of the meat business, in the hopes of starting one of his own someday. His dream became a reality in 2009 when he opened Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market. Now, his self-proclaimed, “candy shop for carnivores”, has become one of the most sought after purveyors of fine quality meats in the city.