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Keeping Beef in the Pipeline – Pasture Posts #93

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

We have seen exceptional demand for our 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef this year! So much so that we have had to rely on partner producers more than ever. We’re very thankful to folks like Hickory Nut Gap Meats and their network of producers as well as our friends at Polyface Farm who we visited this week.

Check out the video below as the cattle get the land legs back after being on the trailer for a while.

More Recent Farm Photos

These hogs have been with us about 6 months and they are enjoying fresh pasture about every week to do as much rooting as they wish!

As we’ve gotten some heavy rains at times over the past month, we have had to bed down our pastured broilers on two occasions in order to get them up out of the flood waters and to help dry them off before they get too cold. Here we are on a Sunday afternoon after getting the birds comfortable – a little wet but happy the job was done! 😊

One bird on the farm that definitely doesn’t mind the rain is Abby’s and Noah’s pet duck, Webster!

Would you like to be a part of our land-healing ministry? We are in need of talented individuals to help us continue to serve our customers with the high quality proteins and services they have come to expect.

We have modified our open positions and now have one part time weekend position open as well as a Monday through Thursday full-time position. Both of these will be doing similar work and we call the position a Field Specialist/Fulfillment Assistant. These team members would play an important part in making our various feed rations as well as using our tractors and equipment to tend to livestock, mow pastures, and otherwise work to produce the high quality proteins that we are committed to. In addition to various other responsibilities, these positions would also provide assistance to our Order Fulfillment Manager.

Use the button below to check out the full job descriptions, and if you know of talented individuals that would like to play a big role in producing and bringing pastured proteins to customers’ doors please send them our way.

Order Deadlines and Store Hours

Here’s a friendly reminder to get your orders in by the deadline. We have changed our workflow some to help reduce errors, so we have to begin the process of staging orders for the next day’s delivery very soon after the deadlines below. Help us serve you better by ensuring your order is placed in time!

Charleston Area: 12 noon Mondays

UPS Orders: 12 noon Mondays

Columbia Area deliveries will now occur on Wednesdays.
New Deadline for the Columbia Area: 12 noon on Tuesdays

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

Tell a Friend!

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!

Product Spotlight

We have a new section on the site dedicated to Holiday Items! This section has items that are great around the Holidays.

We have a brand new Holiday Bundle at a great price. It makes a wonderful gift for your friends and loved ones especially since we’re offering the UPS version at the same discounted price as our Home Delivery version! Just put you friend’s or family member’s address as the shipping address and it will be delivered to their doorstep! Feel free to leave a personal message in the comments and we’ll pass that along also! Check the following pages to see areas that we serve:

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!

Did you know that we have a webpage that displays all the reviews we have received?  

Check it out!

Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:

“Ordered a pasture Box and was very impressed with the variety of meats/cuts. We were getting Butcher Box which we really enjoyed but really liked the idea of supporting a local farm but also it is clear the Watson Farms takes exceptional care of the animals and their customers. The delivery was on time and clearly communicated.”

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.


The Watsons

Pasture Posts is written by Matt Watson.

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