This week on the business of The Business, Phil Colicchio sits down with Matt Sytsema, partner/chef at Griggstown Quail Farm and Market – a New Jersey producer of game birds. In its early days, the Griggstown Quail Farm distributed to a few choice restaurants in the New York City area. Today, their prime distributor is D’Artagnan Inc., located in Newark, N.J. Hear how the business has evolved over 40 years and what role Matt has played in its development. From his early days on the farm with his family to his current life as a chef, manager, visionary and master of the chicken pot pie. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.


“Farming is in my blood. I grew up on a farm, my dad and grandfather were farmers…it’s part of who I am.” [8:13]


“We make everything from scratch…we don’t do anything the easy way. So once we started ramping up production I had to start hiring people.” 17:00


–Matt Sytsema of Griggstown Quail Farm and Market on the business of The Business