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How Things Are Going At The Farm

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

December 25, 2021

Good Morning and hello from your farmer,

One of the first things folks typically ask is "How Are Things At The Farm"?

To be honest, things are going really good!

An interesting statistic is folks opening our newsletters. Up until about 4 weeks ago we averaged about 550 opens or 26-28% of the folks who receive the newsletter.

Since then the number has continuously increased. Last week 776 folks opened our newsletter or 39% of receipts. That is a 41% increase and puts us way ahead of the average open rate of other farms.

Google also sends me a report each month on the number of "pings" to our website. For October the number was 3,642.

In the past year more than 125 customers have completed a Google 5-Star Review.


Why is this important? Well, when was the last time you made a purchase from a totally new company that you have never met AND all you see is a website with food for sale? Because - People Do Business With People They Know And Trust!

And, what customers have to say about our farm products and service goes a long way to encourage potential customers to give us a try.

Almost daily I receive an email or text from a customer regarding how much they appreciate the quality of our products, etc. Here is an example received from Dave on Monday. 

He writes, "Just wanted to give you feedback on the Boston butt:

It’s freaking amazing, the wife and I love it, ever since you started processing the meat yourself we have noticed a difference.

I know on this order for tomorrow I only have one Boston butt but since I’m paying by check if you have any more I’ll take two more with a total of three and we can settle up tomorrow with a check and if you don’t have any left in stock no worries

Let me reiterate this - we thank you for giving people a choice."

WOW - What an awesome responsibility and honor it is for your farmers (us) to play such a personal and important role that accompanies the fun and fellowship during your families mealtime.

Today, it takes more than Beth & me to keep things going. While we know how to "do it all" we no longer can physically "do it all". There is simply to much to do.

Depending on the need there can be one to six other folks here helping out and who also play a big part in bringing you quality products.

In a few weeks I hope to introduce them to you so stay tuned.

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

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Farm Visitors

Since we started selling via our online store in 2016, the number of visitors to our farm increased. Then, building the on-farm USDA poultry plant in 2019 spurred a lot of interest from folks who were interested in raising pastured poultry and were looking for a way around the MS Department of Ag regulation limiting the number of chickens per farm to only 1,000 per year. Most of the folks visiting were potential customers looking for naturally raised meats to feed their families.

Farmer Musings!

Beth & I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving - and turkey if you purchased one our our pastured turkeys. For our family the turkey did not disappoint. I spatchcocked (removed the backbone) so the turkey would lay flat. Beth then brined it for a day before smoking. It turned out tasty and juicy. Before our Thanksgiving meal each of us shared something we were thankful for. Beth's sister Debra shared the following:

A Day Processing Ground Beef!

Overall rain this week on our farm was about ONE inch! Not a lot in the big scheme of things, but very appreciated. It was enough to make a difference for our winter grass as you can see from this picture. In some areas of other pastures it appears that the seedlings died after germinating back in October. An observation that the heavy dews was not enough to keep them alive.