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Farm Updates

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

January 26, 2019

Product Update –

1) Chicken - Next whole chickens will be April 26, 2019 (our 1st batch of chicks arrive Feb 28th)! PLEASE NOTE individual packs of soup bones are in stock. All other items are sold out until April 26.

2) Beef - We are in stock on Rib-eyes, NY Strip & Sirloin steaks, all roast (ON SALE), and ground beef. Beef Sausages were added Jan 18th. Custom Processed beef half & whole will be available mid March for orders

3) Pork - We are sold out on pork cuts except for Link Sausage. Custom Processed pork half will be available mid March when we also will process for individual packs.

4) Eggs - Egg production has picked up some and the new hens are not laying yet. We are still 10 days away from the Feb delivery date so we are optimistic we will have some eggs by then.

Farm Updates! - First, let me thank Larry for his insight into gut issues and his willingness to share his experiences.

El-Nino continues to impact our farm. This week we received 3.75 inches of rain that sent the branch way out of its bank again and flooded nearby pastures. The soil is very mushy from being saturated in water. For 2018, we received 73.56 inches of rain - the 6th highest on record vs. our average of 61 inches. And, most of the extra came between September through December.

It's hard to believe, but April will mark 2-years since we started the egg business. Today I am travelling to Macon, GA to pickup our next order of egg cartons. Amazing.

CHANGE - most folks do not like change especially when the change is drastic! When we first decided to farm regenerative the first thing we had to do was CHANGE our source of information. Well over 95% of the information about farming does not apply to farming regenerative. Our primary resources for regenerative agriculture include Acres USA magazine, Graze, and The GrassFed Exchange. That's also why I came up with these 4-criteria to filter the information I use on the farm: 1) do they own the land 2) do they own the animals 3) do they put their own capital at risk 4) are they successful.

Typically, customers who support local farms have come to the conclusion they can no longer trust the mainstream message. Today, big companies use so many skillful ways to merchandise their products that frankly are misleading and wrong. Many customers have lost faith in their deception. A credible source for up to date research regarding farming, food, and pharma is Dr. Mercola. Check out this article on chicken and specifically the controversy surrounding Sanderson Farms.

Valentine's Day - how will you spend your Valentine's Day with your sweetheart? How about a premium Rib-eye, NY Strip, or Sirloin Steak from Nature's Gourmet Farm. Our next delivery is conveniently scheduled for the week before. Place your order today.

Customer Feedback- "Good morning, I'm sorry to reply to you this way, but I don’t have anybody to show me how to get on Facebook to leave a customer comment. Just wanted to tell you-Our order of bacon was absolutely the best we ever fried & ate. It fried so nice & even. I saved the grease to use later (for seasoning other foods). The taste was like no other we’ve ever had before!!! It was, well you just have to try it, then you will understand.I really can’t describe it in words.

The website is another positive. Its easy to follow & order. Ben & Beth are some of the nicest people to do business with!! They put the customer first in their business. – the end for now." ???? Thank you, M. Strite

Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “All progress occurs because people dare to be different.” ~ Harry Millner

Thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth


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