Coming and Going Farm Update
A short TEN years ago we sold our 1st Grass-Fed Beef! That same year we also cleared and prepared 75 acres of additional pasture.
By 2012 we started raising pastured chickens and cleared and prepared 35 acres of additional pasture. Pigs came the next year and in 2015 we purchased 52 acres that joined our farm.
Beth mentioned the other day that it was FOUR years ago this month that we travelled to Seven Sons to look into raising eggs. By Spring of 2017 we had our first flock.
Did you know that our farm was one of the early adapters with Seven Sons and GrazeCart for our website that we started January 2016 - almost FIVE years ago. Followed by our deliveries that summer when we switched from selling custom half & whole beef & pigs to mostly selling retail cuts. And, ALL raised and finished on our farm.
August 2018 we added 160 acres to our farm. By late this year the trees were harvested, debris had been mulched returning the carbon to the soil, water well was installed, and the perimeter fencing was completed.
As we look back on 2020 who would have ever thought our farm would see the growth spurred somewhat by the pandemic and in some part from our updated website & email marketing completed in February. Beef & Pork were both about 50% greater than in 2019. Due to our USDA Chicken Processing plant we increased pastured chicken by 4-times the 1000 state imposed limit. Eggs were mostly flat.
One of our greatest accomplishments came from helping like minded families farm Regeneratively to include being a distribution point for NON-GMO feed at a reasonable price.
So, what does 2021 look like for Nature's Gourmet Farm?
Well, I have already mentioned that we plan to add turkeys. Additionally, we're in discussion with two farms about providing (Responsibility Grown) products different yet complimentary to our beef, pork, chicken, and eggs.
We have major plans coming together with the soul purpose of Improving
our customers experience with our farm. Look for more on this in January!
Who would have ever envisioned a short TEN years ago our farm would have grown to support so many families who depend on our healthy products to feed their families.
Let me close by sharing two Scripture verses that we live by found in Proverbs Chapter 3-
5- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6- In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Ce N. left this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review:
"This was a wonderful experience. The pick up was quick and easy, the order was a great price for grass fed and range free, and the meat tastes wonderful! I found them through a magazine that stated their are local farmers in most area's. It saves me so much compared to grocery store prices. I'm also amazed at the size of the chicken and eggs. I will be a repeat customer!"