Get to know the detwilers
Family-owned and operated Detwiler’s Farm Market began as a roadside stand in 2002 and opened its flagship store at 6000 Palmer Blvd., in eastern Sarasota County, in 2008. Today, Henry and Natalie Detwiler and their nine children also have stores at 6100 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, just off University Parkway, in Sarasota and at 1250 U.S. 41 Bypass S. in Venice. The Detwiler family has strong Christian values, and that’s evident in the hours we keep. We’ll always be closed on Sundays as we feel it's important to have time with family, and the same goes for our employees and their children.
Henry and Natalie Detwiler
Laura (Detwiler) Schrock
I am Laura Detwiler Schrock, the oldest of the Detwiler family. I am married to Arlin since June 2006 and we have four children. I am a stay at home mom. I love making our home comfortable for our family and guests and thoroughly enjoy baking and cooking. My husband is the owner of Schrock Concrete Pumping. Arlin enjoys music and skeet shooting. Peyton is 8 and he enjoys hunting and ATVs. Ashleigh is 5 and she loves to help me bake. Colten, 3, likes riding his scooters and playing farm. Chase, 2, loves playing in the water and does great at making huge messes for Mama to clean up.
I am Sam, the second oldest in the Henry Detwiler family. I am the president of Detwiler’s Farm Market company. I am very much hand’s on with the daily operation of the company. My wife is Resa and we have two children, Alexis is 4 and Kaden is 2. We are also expecting our third child in February of 2018. We are looking forward to that! I’ve worked alongside my Dad in our store as long as I can remember. My Dad has always dreamed big and I share that trait with him. My wife tries to support me in all my big ideas 😊. My wife used to work in the store before we had any children but now is a stay at home mom and helps out occasionally when she can. Alexis has her daddy’s personality and loves to go to work with Dad any chance she gets! Kaden is a miniature me. He is all boy. He loves trucks and balls and anything he can throw. He also loves to go to work with Dad especially if it means he can ride in Dad’s “vroom vroom” (truck) as he calls it.
henry j. detwiler
I’m Henry James, the third child in the line. I am vice president of the company and oversee the daily operations in each of the stores from adjusting displays, monitoring payroll, keeping departments flowing smoothly, hiring new members to the team, jumping in a department to help out when it’s needed, developing employee efficiency, and educating our team on our culture. Aside from work, I enjoy skeet shooting and hunting. I also enjoy working with the Gator Wilderness Boys’ Camp when the opportunity arises, especially going on canoeing trips with graduated campers. My wife Lisa and I were married in January 2010. Our three sons are Wyatt (6), Brantley (5), and Blake (3). My wife is a stay at home mom. Our boys keep her busy and she enjoys cooking and baking for our family. Wyatt is in first grade in school, is very athletic, and enjoys any kind of sport. His favorite activity is fishing. He loves to go to work with me any chance he gets and jumps at any activity that means he spends time with his daddy. Brantley thoroughly enjoys school. He’s very outgoing so people are his thing. The bigger the audience, the better! He is a thinker like his Pap Paps (Henry Sr) and is very good at problem solving and figuring things out. He also enjoys fishing and riding his dirt bike. Blake is my mini me and also loves to spend time with his daddy. He enjoys riding his little, green bike and catching frogs and bugs.
I am Caleb, the 4th child in the family. I buy produce for the company. I’m the man negotiating great deals for you behind the scenes. I’m Sam’s assistant, filling in wherever I’m needed. My wife Shavonne and I have been married since April 2014. We have a daughter, Taegan, who will be 2 in December 2017. My wife and I met when Shavonne worked for us. She helped out in our first three stores from high school age until the birth of our child. I enjoy golfing and gun collecting. I make some mean smoked or bar-b-qued meats. My Dad enjoys playing on tractors and heavy equipment. I take after him in this regard. It’s relaxing to drive the tractor or tinker on the Bobcat. Shavonne enjoys cooking and baking, particularly cakes. She enjoys anything dealing with crafts and artistic work. Taegan absolutely loves the outdoors, giving water to her “moo-moos”, feeding Aunt Grace’s dog, Daisy, and going for rides on the Ranger with Daddy.
Dorcas (Detwiler) Keim
I am Dorcas, the 5th child in the family. I used to work full time in the store. I helped to start the deli departments in our first three stores. My favorite part about working was the customers. I loved being able to serve them, put a smile on their face, and I made lots of friends through slicing their deli meat. I’m super passionate about Down Syndrome children and did some volunteering at the local Oak Park School & hope to one day return to doing more of that. I am married to Brandon Keim and we have one son with another child on the way. I’m currently a stay at home mom raising our little boy, Ezekiel, who we call Zeke. Zeke loves to play ball and his favorite fruit is bananas. My husband does pool rescreening and could tell you anything you need to know about football or any sport for that matter.
I am Gracie (Natalie Grace, named after my Mama), the 7th child of 9. I work full time at our University store in bakery. I love, no I’m actually obsessed with baking, whether it’s at work or at home. I love making new recipes and cookbooks are my favorite book to read 😉. My brothers are spoiled by getting anything they ask for as far as food or baked goods! I love my big family and spending time with them and spoiling my nieces and nephews! When I’m not in the kitchen (and if I’m not sleeping), you can find me outside with my brothers, on the boat fishing, hunting, shopping with my sisters, working on the farm, and playing and making memories with my precious nieces and nephews. I’ve also worked in the meat, seafood, and ice cream departments in my Papa Bear’s store and enjoy interacting with the customers. Come by and say hello sometime. I love all our wonderful customers!
I am Vicky (Victoria) the second to youngest of the clan. I’m a social butterfly and thrive on my relationships with my friends. I enjoy school and I help out in my Daddy’s store when I can.
I am Emily, the youngest. I love baking cupcakes. I also enjoy school. I enjoy playing with my nieces and nephews. I help out in the stores sometimes.