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A Great Ag+Art Tour – Pasture Posts #70

We were once again astounded at the number of visitors for the annual Ag+Art Tour that we participated in yesterday. It truly was a great success, but more than that it was a time of encouragement for us and our team.

With people streaming through non stop from 10am to about 4pm it was truly great to see new faces and familiar faces alike that were all interested in connecting with a local farm. We received so many kind words from things like “We’re so glad you guys are in business!” to “Be sure to not sell your farm, because we need local family farms to make sure that we have good food!”

So thank you all so much for supporting our farm!

Here’s a couple of questions that came up on some of the tours:

What is your favorite job on the farm?

  • I answered with how rewarding it is to see the progress that each steer or heifer makes from month to month. This is evident when we sort cattle each month to decide which ones to send to the processor. Some might think that sorting these finished animals out can be a little sad, but the truth is that when we work as hard as we do to provide them with a good life in their natural environment it actually has a way of being rewarding knowing that we did our job in giving them a good life and only letting them have one bad day.

Do you think you’ll run out of product?

  • We have been working hard this year to procure product from like-minded producers with the thought that our farm will continue to be found by more and more customers each month. We have established some good relationships that we feel will allow us to grow with our customer base. There are definitely some challenges ahead such as chicken processing, labor, enough delivery vans, and finances, but we feel like we have made good progress in several of these areas and are looking forward to scaling even more to continue to serve you to the standards you expect.

    Speaking of finances, we have a good relationship with our bank and they have done a great job for us over the decades, but it has occurred to us that partnering with a like-minded investor could be beneficial in scaling the meat business as our customer base grows. If you or someone you know might be interested in investing in a regenerative farm, feel free to reach out. We don’t have a good idea of how this might look in the end, but it never hurts to have a conversation.

Product Spotlight

One of the most successful product offerings we’ve ever had has been our Pasture Picks Box. It’s a great way to keep a supply of meat and eggs coming to your door each month! Check it out!

Some cuts that we don’t look to run out of soon are Beef Ribs and Bones. So we’re once again putting them on sale to help us clear some much-needed freezer space.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.


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 it out!

Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:

“This place is Brilliant! The best, most fresh pastured meats delivered to your door! We tried a small amount of the pork and beef a couple of weeks ago. It was outstanding! Today I received 1/4 of an entire pig! Yum! 30-40 pounds of mixed cuts and sausage, bacon, ribs and butts. Met the owner and Sam the new driver. Friendly, on time, you can’t go wrong here folks!”

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.

Sincerely,

The Watsons


Pasture Posts is written by Matt Watson.

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