About Us

Steve and Anita Spencer

Steve and Anita Spencer and their two children live in Sheridan, Indiana, worked with pride on farmland that has been in their family since 1838, known as the Kercheval homestead. LocalFolks Foods started as an outgrowth of their innovative, natural farming venture, Homestead Growers, using excess harvest from their mushroom and produce operation. In just a few years, Steve and Anita, along with Paul Skirvin, had created a diverse line of natural and wholesome foods, emphasizing a simple ingredient list, and an identity rooted in the soils and flavors of the Midwest. Steve and Anita continue to lead the growth of the LocalFolks Foods line.

Paul Skirvin

Paul Skirvin, a LocalFolks Foods co-founder and partner, has labored in the fields of organic and natural foods since 1970. Paul’s industry experience includes working produce and as a miller for Fred Rohe at one of the Bay Area’s earliest natural foods stores; produce manager at New Leaf Community Market in Santa Cruz; produce manager and launching a farmers market at Bloomingfoods Co-op in his home town of Bloomington, Ind.; working in Chicago at a leading organic distributor, Goodness Greeness; and learning about value-added food processing at M&D Foods in Columbus, Ind. With this background, Paul has been able to realize his dream of a producing a line of clean, Midwest-sourced and flavorful foods, by linking up with Steve and Anita Spencer to build the LocalFolks Foods brand.

localfolks in the wild
  • The Spencer Family, founders of LocalFolks Foods
  • Our Product Lineup
  • Localfolks products on display at Whole Foods