2019 0622 Around The Farm Updates
Product Update –
1) Chicken- We processed our third batch of chickens Friday. Individual pieces are back in stock June 22nd for orders just in time for the June 26th pickup date.
2) Beef- Individual cuts - we are back in stock on all beef items and will be adding more late June
Custom Half Beef - I have added more for processing the week of July 8th. If you are interested in a half beef please follow this link to learn more and place your deposit to reserve your order https://naturesgourmetfarm.com/custom-bulk-orders
3) Pork- We are back in stock on pork (except bacon & chops). If you are looking for a half or whole pig I have added inventory for Custom Pork to our store. Process date will be July 21st - just in time for stocking up for fall.
4) Eggs- Egg production has slowed down - mostly from the older hens. We've coordinated to receive younger hens so we can get them acclimated during the summer sales slump.
Hey, Ben here. Thursday about 7 PM we completed enough of the construction on the poultry processing plant to process chicken on Friday. The best way to describe processing day is "clumsy". Lots of new to get use to. On top of that, the regulator for the propane that works the scalder would not let enough gas through to adequately fuel the burner. So, we were trying to process with water that was about 10 degrees to cold. After trying many fixes I confirmed the regulator was the problem and thankfully the regulator and hose connectors for our grill fit the scalder.
I have the very best in-laws! Beth's parents have always helped with processing since we started this back in 2013. Yesterday was a true test of their commitment. After lunch, Doug went to the Post Office to get our next batch of chicks while Jackie helped with packaging. Then, she graded eggs collected the evening before while Beth & I cleaned up the plant. What a blessing they both are to us.
Speaking of chicken - we added individual pieces (breast, leg quarters, etc.) to our website for orders. If you have already placed your order then simply edit to add chicken. It will be frozen and ready for delivery next Wednesday. Nature's Gourmet Farm is your source for "really good chicken".
About a month ago I mentioned we completed a podcast with Bigger Pie Forum in Jackson. There are a total of five episodes The first episode has been released to their website. Click here to listen. They also did a short promo video on their Facebook page. You can view it here. Since the podcast was released we have had 27 new signups to our newsletter and several orders.
At Nature's Gourmet Farm, we thank you for supporting (integrity) regenerative food sources to create a food system that is better for the animals welfare, better for regenerating the land and better for a healthy community. That is the only way to make a positive impact.
Customer Feedback- "Excellent beef and chicken! Friendly and convenient service. They also provide cooking guidance and are quick to answer any questions. A + !!" J Sours
Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” – Joel Salatin
Thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth