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If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or if you would like to receive more information about ordering one of our products, contact our Customer Service Team and we'll send you a brochure. If you are a farmer who would like help marketing your foods, call us!

Heritage Foods USA
217 West 18th Steet PO BOX 1219
NY, NY 10113
Tel | 718-389-0985
Fax | 718-389-0547

Email | info@HeritageFoodsUSA.com

Patrick Martins, Founder & President

Patrick Martins

Patrick Martins was born in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital on February 10th, 1972 and has lived in the city ever since. Patrick received a Masters' Degree in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Patrick is the founder of Slow Food USA, Heritage Radio Network and the creator of the New York City Trivia Game. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Radio Network and sat on the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) board for 8 years. He is the author of the Carnivore's Manifesto published by Little, Brown. His company Heritage Foods USA is the largest distributor of rare and heritage breed meats in the USA.

Heritage Foods USA, based in Brooklyn, NY, is a farm-to-table online butcher dedicated to supporting a network of family farmers raising livestock with old school genetics who cannot rely on the commodity market for sales because the animals take too long to grow. Turkeys, pigs, lamb, goats, chickens, ducks and geese are purchased nose-to-tail and sold online in parts to amazing customers in all 50 states as well as to 130 of America’s best restaurants. Heritage genetics are famous globally for their gastronomic attributes and are raised on pasture with no antibiotics.

Serena Di Liberto, Director of Accounting

Serena Di Liberto, Director of Accounting

Serena Di Liberto was born in Italy in the headquarters of Slow Food where she worked for years before her move to NYC to found Slow Food USA with Patrick Martins.

She is now part of the Heritage Foods USA team and she is also a fitness instructor for Equinox Gym and New York Health and Racquet Club both located in NYC.

Todd Wickstrom, Co-Founder

Todd WickstromTodd is a Co-Founder of Heritage Foods USA. He has worked for several of the most respected Specialty Food companies in America, including his role as the Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Deli, named the Coolest Small Company in America, by INC Magazine, and as the Chief Operating Officer of Rishi Tea. He is deeply committed to supporting independent farmers, the hardest workers on the planet, who have dedicated their lives to raising rare and endangered, heritage breeds of animals.

Catherine Greeley, Director of Mail Order

Catherine Greeley, Director of Mail OrderCatherine was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University and later graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University. Catherine manages the Mail Order department at Heritage Foods USA.

Emily Pearson, Director of Wholesale

Emily Pearson

Emily graduated from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and returned to her Upper West Side roots at a time when the New York restaurant scene was booming.

After working for a boutique public relations firm for several years, she followed her gut - or rather her stomach - and went to work with Tuscan Italian chef Cesare Casella. Emily was Cesare's assistant from 2013 to 2016 overseeing all communications, partnerships and branding. She went on to join Batali & Bastianich for the opening of La Sirena at The Maritime Hotel and in late 2016 joined the Heritage team as Director of Wholesale. When not selling pork, Emily can be found eating pizza.

Patty Lee, Assistant Director of Sales

Patty Lee, Assistant Director of SalesPatricia Lee was born in Houston and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She returned to the United States for college and later earned her Culinary Arts degree from the French Culinary Institute at ICC in New York​ City.

Patty began her culinary career as a line cook at Craft, later becoming a sous chef at Upland. Longing for more time with her dogs Ophelia and Willie, but wanting to stay connected to the food industry, Patty joined Team Heritage in June 2016 as resident chef of the HFUSA test kitchen. When not planning tastings with our chef and restaurant partners, Patty works with our mail order client relations team and oversees social media for Heritage Foods.

Ben Tansel

 Ben Tansel A Native of Toledo, Ohio. Ben now feels most at home in his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. An environmental policy degree from Bowling Green State Univeristy cultivated an ideology favoring sustainable practices and quality products.

Arriving to New York City in 2010, Ben has cultivated a diverse network of relationships around the New York restaurant scene. A connatural fit to #teamheritage Ben works with us in the office and outside, promoting our ethos wherever he goes.

Liz Greeley

Liz Greeley

Liz followed her sister to Heritage Foods USA Mail Order team in the Fall of 2017. After years of work in marketing in Boston, Liz now calls Brooklyn her home.

In addition to Mail Order operations, Liz is focusing much of her time on marketing for the company.  She is passionate about the message of Heritage and bringing the vision to life. Liz has a personal goal to find the best pizza in the city!

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