Our Story

Piccone’s Corner and Wallow & Root Pasture Farm were born out of a desire to bring the Portland community in closer contact with the food they eat and the farmers that produce it.

Inspired by three chickens and a backyard bee colony in SE Portland, the idea eventually grew. As we grow our business, we further aim to integrate craft butchery and charcuterie into our production practices by establishing state or USDA inspected processing, curing, and storage facilities and developing of a line of unique retail products.

Wallow & Root Pasture Farm

We believe in food that doesn’t just taste good, but is sustainable, ethical, and local. We’ve made it our mission at Wallow & Root to bring you only the best.

Based in Sandy, Oregon, our mission is an uncompromising dedication to animal welfare, ecological health, and product quality. Discover why our premium meat from pasture-raised livestock tastes so good and is better for our local community and environment.

Who We Are

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Austin Piccone
Farmer & Owner
Austin Piccone
Farmer & Owner
Noah Grobart
Assistant Butcher
Noah Grobart
Assistant Butcher

Noah Grobart was Piccone’s Corner’s first employee. After over a decade processing meat he brought an expertise to the budding butcher shop. Noah was Head Butcher at Portland’s Old Salt whole animal butcher shop and then a lead at USDA highly regarded Revel.

Nic Maraziti
Head Chef
Nic Maraziti
Head Chef

Nic Maraziti has committed his culinary career to Portland’s finest Hyper-local establishments. After Chef positions at The Bent Brick, Ava Gene’s, and Bar Casa Vale, Nic moved into the great outdoors with the Tournant family, known for open-fire cooking techniques and fun gatherings. Nic’s relationships with small farmers and talents with the local Oregon bounty made a perfect fit with Piccone's Corner.

Anna Josephson
Director of Operations
Anna Josephson
Director of Operations

Anna Josephson started her restaurant career in kitchens and has been managing restaurants in town for almost 20 years. After 12 years with Scott Dolich at Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick, Anna moved on to Operations Director for Ava Gene’s, Roman Candle, and Woodsman Tavern. Missing personal interactions with employees and guests, Anna gladly accepted a position with Lauretta Jean’s as General Manager. Anna’s brings knowledge of the Portland restaurant scene and commitment to small business and friendly service.

Mariyah Lowden
Beverage & Retail Manager
Mariyah Lowden
Beverage & Retail Manager

Mariyah Lowden has been a creative force in the Portland cocktail scene since 2013. Her love of cooking brings a level of savory to otherwise ordinary cocktails and elevates with housemade bitters, shrubs and liqueurs. As Bar Manager, Mariyah will tackle elevated Italian-inspired classics.

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