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July 4th Sale

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

July 2, 2017

Product Update

Pork - Our next batch of pigs will be harvested July 16th. FOR A LIMITED TIME - FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED basis we will sell half & whole orders
(Custom Processed) at $2.80# a 20% savings. A whole pig should dress about 215#. Pig cost would be $605 plus processing $140. Total appx. $745 - an average price of less than $3.50#.
NOTE: this will be the last batch of custom processed pigs for 2017. Reserve
yours by placing your deposit today. 

Order Deadline Reminder –

Our online store will be open for you to place a new order or edit an existing order until midnight of Monday, June 26th. The store will be
closed Tuesday and Wednesday as we prepare orders and make deliveries. Our store will reopen on Thursday, June 29th.

Customer Feedback- 

I have been getting beef, chicken, and pork from Nature's Gourmet Farm for about three years, and their products are some of the finest available. The
most recent half share of pork that I received has been amazing. Some of the best bacon I have ever tasted! The ground beef is lean and delicious. And the
chickens are terrific too. The taste of a roasted, freshly processed chicken, before it has ever been frozen, is divine. So happy that they have added eggs
to their farm recently.

And best of all - Ben is truly committed to sustainable farming and humane treatment of his animals. I've visited the farm, and the animals really are
living the way that nature intended.

Looking forward to picking up my next order!

A Arrington

Quote Worth Re-Quoting –

"The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat,
sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends." Michael Pollan in his book titled
COOKED

Thank you for supporting our regenerative local farm as we strive to be faithful stewards of God's blessing.

Ben & Beth

More from the blog

Are Foreign Imports "Local"?

It may surprise you that I do receive AND read several weekly newsletters from other farms that I know and trust. Last week, Paul Brown who owns Nourished By Nature in Bismark, ND (son of Gabe Brown) wrote a really good article on import beef and he agreed to let me share with my customers. So, here goes! If you recall, the last newsletter we sent out referred to the statistic that today, only 2% of the population in the US produces food for the entire country (plus imports) as compared to 17% in 1940. This is unprecedented and it makes me wonder, what happened over the last 80 years? And where will we be in another 80? No wait, how about 10 years??? Will all US food production be outsourced?

Product Updates & More

First, a quick followup from last week's email where I shared my letter to Sec. Watson. This generated a lot of interest and response from our customers - ALL very positive and thankful for us taking the stand we do. Several customers also shared that they were personal friends with Sec. Watson and would contact him regarding our farm. So far, I have not heard from him. Cindy shared the following: Thank you for speaking out about issues that many of us are very upset about and feel like we have no voice. Hopefully, Secretary Watson will actually do something. In my opinion, Farm Bureau is against most Mississippians. They were against the illegal land sales to the Chinese and other foreign countries who want to harm us. I was at the meeting at the Capitol a few months ago and saw it firsthand. They are against any legislation to protect pets, such as dogs and cats, from animal abusers, in addition to the chicken and dairy issues you mentioned above. I am no fan at all of Farm Bureau. They are a detriment to our state. But they have a powerful lobby and lots of friends in influential places . And lots of farmers, big farmers, are fans. I have always been a fan of ag commissioner Gipson and I expect he will run for governor one day. I’m not sure if it’s a political play, but it seems that he is quiet on most of these issues. One exception is the Land deals, because he did chair those groups and hold the hearings.

Letter To Sec. Watson MS Secretary of State

This week I received an email from Sec. Watson regarding his offices' plan and successes in eliminating administrative and MS Code bottlenecks that hold back business growth. He also asked for input on areas that affect our business. Have you ever heard the saying, "Be Careful What You Ask For?" Well, here is my response to Sec. Watson. I'm still waiting to hear back from him - which I truly hope will happen. Sec. Watson, first let me thank you for aggressively tackling these tough issues. Too many politicians today are mere pawns of