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Farm Update

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

February 5, 2017


Order by Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pickup Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hattiesburg (12:15 - 12:45) & Hattiesburg Hwy 98 West (11:15 - 11:45)

Order by Monday, February 6, 2017

Pickup Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Picayune (2:15-2:45)

Order by Monday, February 6, 2017

Pickup Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MS Gulf Coast (3:45-4:15)

Order by Monday, February 6, 2017

Pickup Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Have you seen the post Lauren has made to our farm Facebook page? In about a week the number of Likes have tripled. Stay connected with daily “life on the farm” by visiting us at

Quote worth re-quoting: “I do not want to be sustainable, why would I want to sustain a degraded resource? I want to be regenerative! That is the only way to leave the farm better then I found it.” Gabe Brown – voted top 25 most influential farmers in 2016.

Reminder – this is the last weekend to place your order for our February Pickup. We have plenty of beef and pork available. We are also taking deposits for Custom Processed Pigs with delivery by mid-March. Chicken will be available beginning April 22nd.

Customer Comment: Last fall Jason and Lindsay purchased a Half Pig and have purchased the smaller beef bundles until recently they took delivery on our Half Beef Bundle. Here is their comment: “This is by far the best beef my wife, kids and I have ever eaten. We have tried all of the grassfed beef in the area and Ben’s beef is the best. I will continue to order beef from him because the price is great and the beef is very tender and one hell of a value. I hope other people continue to by beef from probably the best grassfed farmer in the state of Mississippi. My family and I have tried other beef companies but Nature’s Gourmet Farm tastes better than the rest. If you are looking for grassfed beef that tastes great and is also at a VERY good price look to Nature’s Gourmet Farm. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!”

Jason & Lindsay have discovered our Price + Convenience + Quality = a superb value for your family food dollar.

Calving season is if full swing here on the farm. Seventeen have been born so far with fourteen in the past week. Only 56 more to go!

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Farm Visitors

Since we started selling via our online store in 2016, the number of visitors to our farm increased. Then, building the on-farm USDA poultry plant in 2019 spurred a lot of interest from folks who were interested in raising pastured poultry and were looking for a way around the MS Department of Ag regulation limiting the number of chickens per farm to only 1,000 per year. Most of the folks visiting were potential customers looking for naturally raised meats to feed their families.

Farmer Musings!

Beth & I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving - and turkey if you purchased one our our pastured turkeys. For our family the turkey did not disappoint. I spatchcocked (removed the backbone) so the turkey would lay flat. Beth then brined it for a day before smoking. It turned out tasty and juicy. Before our Thanksgiving meal each of us shared something we were thankful for. Beth's sister Debra shared the following:

A Day Processing Ground Beef!

Overall rain this week on our farm was about ONE inch! Not a lot in the big scheme of things, but very appreciated. It was enough to make a difference for our winter grass as you can see from this picture. In some areas of other pastures it appears that the seedlings died after germinating back in October. An observation that the heavy dews was not enough to keep them alive.