Lee Menius Board Member
Lee Menius owns and operates Wild Turkey Farms in China Grove, NC – one of the area’s longest-running small farms providing pasture raised meats direct to consumers and restaurants since its founding in 1998.
He holds an Animal Science degree from NC State, and works the 50-acre Rowan County family farm that has been handed from one generation to the next since the 1870s.
Yet as a young man choosing a future path, farming was not on his radar. “I pretty much hated it when I was a kid,” he recalls, but he quickly fell in love with butchering, and has managed to turned this mostly self-taught skill into a career. Lee is actively involved in not only raising his animals (mostly Berkshire-cross pigs) to market but also plays a significant role in the processing and packaging of all of the products that they sell.
In addition to Wild Turkey Farms, Lee, along with his wife Domisty, have opened Carolina Craft Butchery in Davidson, NC – where they offer all local, responsibly-raised meats and food artisan products.