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New Items Coming Next Week!

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

January 4, 2021

I sure hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas together yesterday.

Mine was spent - aside from the "must do" farm chores - with family enjoying food and fellowship. You may be interested to know the centerpiece of our meal was one of the whole pork shoulders. Beth seasoned it with Butcher Blend Original seasoning and then had it smoked. It was soooo good!

As far as my farm news message for this week, I actually have some pretty exciting news to share.

At the beginning of 2020, we introduced a new bundle to you called the Best of Farm Bundle, and we had plans to continue to add more new items and similar value bundles throughout the year.

... but the Coronavirus had other plans.

2020 ended up being about trying to keep as much product in our online store as possible, as often as possible to meet high demand while also working through challenges finding processor time.

At times, our inventory wasn't very consistent which put a hold on my plans to bring you more bundles.

Thankfully, I believe we have arrived at a new normal...at least for the time being, and with that comes my ability to introduce new items and a new value bundle to you, starting next week.

In the last few weeks, I've been working hard on planning some big projects here at the farm that we'll undertake in 2021, but I've also spent a lot of time in our freezers to determine what bundle I'll bring you first.

Make sure to check your email next Friday morning on New Year's Day to learn about what the first new bundle will be, along with a special time-sensitive promotion I'll be running next weekend as we ring in 2021.

I need to sharpen my pencil one more time, but the total savings you'll have access to will be in the $25 - 27 range.

Until then, have a great rest of your holiday weekend and a wonderful start to your week.

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