Farm Update + Ordering Tips
Good Morning and hello from the farm,
First, we want to thank each of you for your business! The trust you put in our farm to raise food for your family is a responsibility we take very seriously.
As you read this newsletter Saturday morning we are out making deliveries and meeting customers in Mobile, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport.
Our Weekly Newsletter is the BEST WAY to keep up with our farm - to include product availability. We try to be very clear and precise so you know exactly what to expect from us and can plan accordingly.
This past week we delivered beef for processing to two processors and will deliver pigs and beef for processing on April 13th. It takes about 2.5 weeks for the beef to be ready and 4-5 weeks for pigs to be ready.
We have plenty of beef and pork in our pastures that are just now coming ready for harvest. The bottleneck is processing availability! The good news is we are scheduled each month at the processors for beef & pork.
Chicken - we process ourselves so we have more control! Our next processing date is Wednesday, April 8th. I typically have the inventory added for ordering by 6 PM so you can place orders. WE PROCESS EVERY TWO WEEKS.
Additionally, we have increased our batch size on chickens so we can provide more as well as increased the number of batches to process per month.
We have never been "out of stock" on so many items at the same time! That being said, we are processing beef & pork monthly and chicken twice per month (and soon three times monthly) for the rest of the year.
Thus, we possibly will not have all items you may be looking for at the time you place your order. These ordering tips are to help you be successful in ordering during this period of increased demand.
Tip #1: Pay attention to our weekly Newsletter and Restock Alerts for when we expect to have inventory available
Tip #2: When an item becomes available, then you need to order. You must confirm your order for the item(s) to be allocated from inventory to your order. Too many customers have started an order then waited to Confirm until everything they wanted became available only to miss the items they were holding in their unconfirmed order (cart). Said another way - inventory is NOT ALLOCATED to your order until you confirm your order.
Tip #3: Once you confirm your order, you can always EDIT your order. This includes adding others products, deleting products, and making changes to the quantity ordered.
Tip #4: Be sure the pickup location on your order is correct. Also, if you are paying by credit card, be sure to confirm your credit card information is current and up to date.
Tip #5: Lastly, if you confirmed your order, our website will send you an email titled "Thank You For Your Order". This is confirmation that your order was placed successfully. We ONLY pack orders 1-2 days prior to the delivery day. Once your order is packed, our website will send you an email titled "Your Order Is Packed".
We hope you find these tips helpful and again, we appreciate your patience and business.
** Product Availability Update **
Chicken - Next processing is Wednesday, April 8th and again every two weeks.
Eggs- Gathering 1400+ eggs per day! Demand is very strong. Availability is hard to forecast because the inventory moves IN/OUT daily.
Beef- Hamburger restock about April 20th. Other beef items should restock NLT April 23rd
Pork- Sausages and Bacon restock about April 20th.
Custom Half Beef - I have temporarily suspended taking orders for bulk beef as a way to spread what we are able to process to as many families as possible.
Until next week,
Roger F. recently left this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review:
"Just met Ben at Nature's Gourmet Farm . Tried hamburger and eggs and both were exceptional! It is great to have a non-GMO farm near us!"