Alex Pavloff is a building contractor by trade, and he enjoys transforming homes, farms and commercial buildings all over the Bay Area. Alex is a fourth-generation San Franciscan. Although he grew up a City kid, Alex’s family also has roots in agriculture. His maternal grandfather farmed asparagus and tomatoes in Stockton, and raised animals to feed his own family and friends.
In his early twenties, Alex had the opportunity to build a farmhouse and farm buildings on a goat dairy farm in Tomales (Toluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Creamery), and his dream of raising animals was born. Living on the farm during the build, Alex fell in love with the land in West Marin and West Sonoma Counties, and made it his goal to start his own farm there one day. Years later, as Alex’s construction business grew, he made his home on a beautiful piece of farmland in eastern Petaluma, and Angello Farms became a reality. He started raising Dorset lambs on the organic pastures at first, then added Angus beef a couple of years later.
Like his grandfather, One of Alex’s favorite pastimes is to treat his friends and family to large barbecues and farm parties, feeding them well and sending them off with his humanely-raised meat to cook at home. Although big gatherings are not possible at the moment, Alex believes that he needs to keep feeding people, and so he is launching his monthly Agnello Farms Farm-to-City Meat Service to bring quality meat to people’s doorsteps. Beginning in January 2021, Agnello Farms will offer home delivery of hormone-free, organically-pastured, humanely- and locally-raised meats.
As soon as it is safe to do so, members of Angello Farms’s Meat Service will be invited to safely join Alex out at the farm for some fun and delicious barbecue pick-up parties, featuring local chefs. He also has a brick and mortar shop in the works in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill, where his neighbors and friends will be able to stop by to pick up meat, as well as other curated goods made in Petaluma and West Marin. Alex is currently building the shop himself, down the street from the house where his family has lived for generations.