Here’s the weekly roundup from Watson Farms and your direct connection to your farmer. Enjoy the latest edition of Pasture Posts!
Our delivery routes have steadily gotten bigger over the last year so we have added a new van and a new driver over the last few weeks. Many of you have met Sam Lozier as he has been executing our Charleston and Greenville routes and some of the Columbia routes as well. He does a great job for us, so be sure to show him some appreciation next time you see him!
I’ve had some good helpers lately as we have been mob grazing some excellent spring pastures. With a little help from Abby and Noah, we can move 170 head of cattle into a new paddock in about 45 minutes. That includes moving their mineral and drinker tank which is fed through an underground network of water pipe with quick couplers installed at certain intervals. This pipe network allows us to water cattle in any of the hundreds of temporary paddocks that we make with polywire and step in posts. This flexibility allows us to adapt our paddock size to meet the needs of the cattle and the forage. In the end it translates to a grazing system that mimics nature and regenerates soil while producing the best beef in the world!
Did you know that the cattle herd pictured here can drink over 2000 gallons of water on a warm day?
Speaking of the best beef in the world, here’s a couple London Broils we prepared the other day as we took advantage of our London Broil Sale! Here’s the marinade that we used which made it really exceptional. There’s other recipes on the product page as well.
Lastly, with a lot of meat in the pipeline and a growing list of customers who want local regenerative food, we thought we would share a popular option we have in our Beef Family Bundle. And to make it even better, save $10 on it while it’s on sale!
In addition to our Beef Family Bundle being $10 off, we’re also offering some discounts on a few other beef items that we’re “long” on right now. The first is Bones – both marrow and our assorted “bag of bones.”
The assorted bag of bones is about 10 lbs per bag and it has all kinds in it from knuckle bones to a few marrow bones. Some have a little meat on them which dogs love. These assorted bones allow us to use more of the cow and not just throw it away. So help us move our surplus (there’s a lot of bones in a cow) and save some money while they’re half off!
It’s a great time to take advantage of this Beef Rib sale as well where you can save over 30%!
For some of our recommended products, check out our Featured Product Page. You might find something that you didn’t even know we had!
Produce Boxes Available Now!
Our partnership with Wild Hope Farm continues this year as they are working hard to provide you with superior organic produce that can be delivered to your door right along with anything else that we deliver on our van. (Not available for UPS Shipping at this time.) In order to provide you with the freshest produce possible, we have implemented the deadlines below.
Produce Box Order Deadlines:
CHARLESTON/COLUMBIA HOME DELIVERY – SUNDAYS at 9pm
GSP HOME DELIVERY AND FARM PICK UP – TUESDAYS at 9pm
LOCAL HOME DELIVERY- THURSDAYS at 9pm
Head over to the product page below to order now.
New Subscription Box Name
A while back as some of you will remember, we held a contest for the re-naming of our Subscription Meat Box.
We’re pleased to announce that we have a winner in the name Pasture Picks. We will be reaching out to the person who made the suggestion to award them their free one-time 15-pound Pasture Picks Box!
It will take some time for us to get the new name propagated throughout the website, but you can visit pasturepicks.com already!
Thanks to everyone who participated. It wasn’t an easy decision. Here’s some of the most interesting suggestions:
- Farm Fresh Feast
- Pastured Provisions
- The Watson Farms Crafted Crate
- Bountiful Bundle
- Watson the Box
- Freezer Filler
- Farm-tastic Freshness Box
- Carnivore Collection
- Raised to be Braised
- Regenerate Goodness Box
These are just a few of the many suggestions. This was really fun! Thanks again for the suggestions.
Help us spread the word!
It’s now easier than ever to Give $15 and Get $15 through our Referral Program. We don’t spend a lot of money of advertising, but rather we focus on producing products that people love and are willing to tell others about. So we depend on word of mouth to find new customers and ultimately to heal more land.
So in an effort to streamline this process we have made it easier to tell others (via email, Facebook, or Twitter) about Watson Farms. And it’s all automated on the backend, so you don’t have to rely on us to issue the store credits manually. Just head over to our Referrals Page and start sharing!
We re-use packaging!
We’ve seen a good response to our efforts in re-using packaging! Thanks and keep it up.
You can help us reduce our carbon footprint by returning your CLEAN egg cartons and meat boxes.
The main reason that we switched to plastic egg cartons a while back was because they are so much more durable than paper which could only be used once. They also protect the eggs much better!
So if you have some egg cartons or boxes to return, you can just place them on your porch on your home delivery day. Farm pickup customers can, of course, drop them off when you come to pick up your new order.
***We can only re-use OUR cartons or boxes. Please re-use or recycle other boxes or egg cartons elsewhere.***
We redact your personal information found on your meat boxes when we re-use them, but feel free to redact to redact it yourself without damaging the box if you would like.
Thanks for helping us re-use our packaging!
Order Deadlines and Store Hours
Charleston and Columbia Areas: 12 noon Mondays
UPS Orders: 12 noon Mondays
GSP: 12 noon on Wednesdays
Charlotte/Fort Mill/Rock Hill Areas: 12 noon Fridays
Farm Pickup: Please wait until you receive an email stating that your order is ready to be picked up (usually 1 business day from when you place your order). Farm pickup is done during store hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Closed Sunday and Wednesday
Did you know that we have a webpage that displays all the reviews we have received?
Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:
“We just ordered our 4th cow from Watson Farms. High in Omega 3, lean and good for your health! Local grass fed, grass finished beef born right on the farm. They rotate the cattle to new pastures every few days to make sure that they have the best grass possible. Interested in a tour of the farm? You can do that. You can submit a custom order cut your way OR you can by part or a while cow cut standard at a cost savings. They might even have beef available right away. They also sell eggs, chicken and pork, all raised right on the farm. This is a family run operation. Great People!“
We would greatly appreciate it if you would be kind enough to leave us a review. It helps first-time customers purchase with confidence.
Thanks again for being partners in this endeavor of local, pasture-raised proteins that has truly transformed our farm. We look forward to continuing this transition while serving you long into the future.
Pasture Posts is written by Matt Watson.