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Announcing New Products & Sale Items!

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

August 30, 2021

Our email last week about Food Security was among the largest percentage open rate and generated one of our best "Orders Placed" to date. And, best of all only three (3) folks decided to unsubscribe (I expected the number to be much higher).

August is typically a slow month for sales as families focus on back to school. However, this year sales are very good. When you read the Product Updates below you will see that we are well stocked for the fall. So glad to have our new freezer!!!

NEW ITEMS: we have just added a couple of new items to our website that you might be interested in.

The first is called a Skirt Steak. You will love this cut for fajitas or stir fry, with good marbling and thin meat this 100% Grassfed skirt steak wants fast and high heat cooking. Try your favorite marinade or rub in some salt and pepper, then cut the strips across the grain of the meat for the best mouth feel.

We also added Country Style Pork Ribs. You know that Nature's Gourmet Farm is going to give you the most flavorful cuts of meat because of our pasture-raised, well-treated pigs. But we don't stop there. We're ready to give you the very best Country Style pork ribs you can get your hands on. These are just about the meatiest cuts of pork from the hog's shoulder that you can get anywhere. Whether you're having a family cook-out or throwing these in the oven or smoker, this is a delectable addition to your plate.

SALE Items:
1) Beef Ribs - Sold Out

2) Pork Shoulder Roast/Boston Butt
- marked down $1.25 from $7.25/lb. to $6.00/lb. Save 17%

3) 3# Whole Chicken - price rollback to $3.90 lb.
We are getting a bit heavy on 3-4# whole chicken inventory and have decided to offer a rollback sale to $3.90 per lb. This will give our customers an extra incentive to maybe test one of the "bragging" recipes submitted by Nature's Gourmet Farm customers. I know many folks are looking for the larger 5+ lb. chickens, but we are cutting most of them into breast, leg quarters, and wings to sell - and still have a hard time keeping up.

Here is the link to the recipes:
Submitted by Jamie
Submitted by Shelley

And, if you are looking for a video tutorial for cutting up a whole chicken then check out Daniel Salatin as he demonstrates to a group at their PolyFace Farm in VA.

NEW HENS: Our new hens have been on the farm for 2-weeks and are starting to settle in. At first they were very shy and scared of their own shadow! Now, they come out to greet us and don't mind being around us as we take care of them. Here is a recent picture Beth took-

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As always, we thank you for rewarding our hard work with your trust and support.

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Website Changes Coming

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Updates & Musings From Farmer Ben

Last week I announced that we continue to have strong demand for our half beef custom orders, and that we have scheduled a harvest date for 6 "custom" beef with Homestead Farm & Packing in Lucedale, MS. Here are the key dates: April 27th 6 beef (12 halves) added to our website for orders. First-come, First-served. Customer pays deposit to reserve order. June 1st Cut-sheet due not later than this date. Best practice is to complete within a week of placing order. Cut sheet can be found at this link - scroll to the bottom of the page https://naturesgourmetfarm.com/custom-bulk-orders. June 3rd I will deliver the cows to the plant.

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Before I get into the main topic, let me share that our new mama cows are going great. They are settling in and now curious when we come around. For example, last Monday Jared picked up a load of chips for our chick brooder bedding and while unloading they eased up to see what we were doing. Very cool! Next, we want everyone to know that we are mostly FULLY STOCKED on beef, pork, eggs, and chicken. Its been a long time since we were last able to communicate that. Exceptions are filet, flank, and hanger steaks. Who bought all of those filets?