Our Story

Where Tradition Meets Today

Orlando "Lando" Hunt was born in 1895 and lived in rural Evangeline Parish, deep within the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. He met and married Marina Johnson and the two worked tirelessly as a sharecropping family until they were able to acquire their own farm in 1942. Lando was well known for his resourcefulness, grit, and determination. He died in 1956 and his widow, known in the community as “Madame Lando”, was left to keep the farming operation going. Her grandchildren called her Mausey and always cherished their visits to the farm. Her authentic cajun cooking and delicious desserts were always a hit with family and friends. Her grandson James Hunt Simon “Jim” (pictured on the right) reminded her so much of his grandfather, Lando, that she often called him “Little Lando”.  Today, "Little Lando" now carries his grandparent's tradition of Cajun values and Cajun cooking forward as the founder of Lando's Cajun Smoked Turkeys.