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Farm Day Success!

Here’s the weekly roundup from Watson Farms and your direct connection to your farmer. Enjoy the latest edition of Pasture Posts!

Our Spring Farm Day was a great success! We would like to thank all the vendors who participated and helped promote it as well as our team who prepared for it all week.

But perhaps most of all we are grateful to all of you who came out to shop local and get to know your farmer a little better. The hayride tours as always were really fun, and we enjoyed talking and laughing with you all as we looked at the chickens, pigs and cows.

The conversations that are had are one of the best parts of these farm days because of the like-mindedness of our well-informed customers. On the tours, we talked about topics such as the life cycle of our pigs, the downfalls of confinement poultry systems, and the ability of cows to heal the environment rather than harm it.

One question from a customer that stuck with me the most was:

“Do you see regenerative agriculture continuing to increase in the future?”

I was happy to answer that question affirmatively because of the change in consumer habits that can be seen not only through a successful Farm Day, but throughout the country where family farms are adapting to expand and better serve consumers directly.

The large food companies have taken notice of the change in consumer habits as well. Perdue acquired Niman Ranch and Pasturebird in an effort to diversify their offerings and capture some of the market share from enlightened consumers. But will the big corporations actually continue raising pastured poultry the right way despite the perceived inefficiencies compared to the industrial methods? This is yet to be seen.

So what I encourage you and other enlightened consumers around the country to do is to find a farmer that aligns with your family’s standards and support them directly. This circumvents the big ag corporations and allows you to shop with a farm you can visit.

Thanks again for a great Farm Day, and we hope to see you again soon!

Here’s one of the tour groups looking at the pigs while I explained how we rotate them through the quarter-acre paddocks every time they eat approximately 1 ton of feed.

Product Spotlight

Keeping Mother’s Day in mind, here’s a simple recipe for London Broil on the grill or in the oven that Dad’s can do to give Mom a break! Oh and by the way, London Broil is 20% off this week!

We’re also offering eggs on sale for $4.29 per dozen! Here’s an interesting quiche recipe!

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.)

Produce Box Order Deadlines:

CHARLESTON/COLUMBIA/GSP HOME DELIVERY – SUNDAYS at 9pm

FARM/LOCAL HOME DELIVERY- WEDNESDAY 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:

“Watson Farms provides a great service offering high quality, naturally raised livestock directly to consumers. All their beef, chicken and pork are delicious. Eggs are great too.”

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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