Newsletter 2016 1015
October 15, 2016
“Maybe we should stop asking why Real Food is so expensive and start
asking why processed food is so cheap.”
Upcoming Order Deadlines
Order by Sunday, October 16, 2016
Pickup Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Hattiesburg & Hattiesburg Hwy 98 West
Order by Monday, October 17, 2016
Pickup Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Biloxi & Gulfport
Order by Monday October 17, 2016
Pickup Thursday, October 20, 2016
We believe in transparency, as there’s no better education about what it is we do, how we do it and why, than an honest and straightforward conversation about any aspect of our farm!
Thanksgiving Pork: We still have several pigs available for custom processing. All pigs will be delivered for harvest October 16th and will be ready for pickup the week of Thanksgiving. Treat your family special – serve them Real Farm Food beginning with Nature’s Gourmet Farm Thanksgiving ham.
Christmas Turkey: Our turkey poults arrived Thursday by the USPO along with Black Australorp chicks. The picture above is Beth giving each poult & chick a drink of water upon arrival. My youngest son calls it "waterboarding". Anyway, they are going to be fun. Since arrival I have gone in to check on them and will get down to look under the light. The turkeys run up to me and stretch their necks as far as they can and will try to peck my nose.
Anyway, thank you to all who signed up for a turkey and the encouragement for us to give this a try. I'll be in touch as we get closer to Christmas.
Farm Update – October will be the third month to meet customers at our Pickup Locations. And, we are very thankful how business has grown each month. What a blessing! We really did not know how folks would respond. In many other parts of the country farms have been sucessfully working during the week/ month and then taking a few days to meet customers to deliver their orders. I have thought about this a good bit and come to realize that is probably close to how farms once got their goods to consumers - of course, there were many more small farms then vs. the mega industrial farms we have now. We thank you for your business and support.
This year we have had numerous folks visit our farm to "learn" how we operate so they can maybe one day produce nutrient dense food and direct market in their communities. It has been a pleasure to get to know them and provide assistance. Several couples have been fellow Christians which is a whole nother blessing! We are very open to help folks who have a passion for farming the right way because we believe there is a great need for "clean" food - both meat and vegetables. The best thing consumers can do for their health is to cook from scratch using ingredients you know and when possible from a farmer you know.
Lastly, I was fortunate to be asked to speak about our farm and nutrition at a recent MS Power Wellness meeting. The theme for 2017 is Nutrition - Nutrition - Nutrition - Nutrition. The committee understands the importance of nutrition and employee (family) health and is working to educate employees about the benefits of nutrition.
Did you know Nature's Gourmet Farm has a Facebook page? Never thought I would be saying this but, "you can LIKE us from our website"