Co-founder and COO of Grubbly Farms, Patrick Pittaluga is in studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses how Grubbly Farms came into fruition, the impact it has on the environment and the benefits of Grubblies on this Around Atlanta segment of radio.
Pittaluga started Grubbly Farms right out of college with his cousin, Sean Warner. Starting school with a desire to pursue engineering, Pittaluga eventually switched to a degree in business. This, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and a click-bait article about how everyone will most likely be eating insects by 2030, helped start Grubbly Farms.
In the U.S. alone, there is about 52 million tons of food waste every year that goes into landfills which then becomes methane gas. The concept behind Grubbly Farms was created when cofounders Pittaluga and Warner realized instead of going into landfills, this food waste could be fed to grubs. The grubs can then aid as a source of protein for any animal. Chickens, fish, dogs, cats, goats and several other farm or domesticated animals can incorporate grubs into their protein-dependent diet. Grubbly Farms specializes in chicken feed, offering a well-rounded snack or meal for these farm birds.
“We launched our product, Grubblies, which is made of whole, dry black soldier fly grubs,” said Pittaluga. “They are an alternative to meal worms and a USA grown product.”
Grubblies offers 50 times more calcium than mealworms and are packed for protein. One handful of Grubblies has more calcium than five pounds of mealworms. This means stronger eggshells and healthier feathers in chickens. It also offers a great taste that chickens love. Not only are Grubblies great for chickens, but they are just as good for the environment. The grubs used in Grubblies feed off of food waste, helping to reduce the amount of methane gas released into the atmosphere. The ingredients in Grubblies are also safely and sustainably harvested on FDA-approved grub farms.
“It’s also important because chickens were and are still moving from farm animals to actual pets,” said Pittaluga. “People are naming them, they’re buying them toys, treats and spending money on them just like dogs and cats. Chickens are starting to become part of the family, so people are becoming more aware of what comes in chicken food and what their pets are eating.”
To learn more about Grubbly Farms or to get started with Grubblies today, make sure to visit www.GrubblyFarms.com. You can also listen to the full interview above.
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