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Videos, Announcements and More! – Pasture Posts #95

We have modified our Local Area Home Delivery Day for this week to avoid delivering on Christmas Eve. Scroll down for more details.

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

We’ve got several videos for you in this week’s edition of Pasture Posts! After you check them out, be sure to also scroll down for some important announcements and more!

In this first video, we had started sowing the last field of winter annuals right before the last broiler chickens were going to be harvested. These winter annual grasses are key to finishing our cattle each year and will provide us with excellent forage in the cooler months but especially April and May.

In the next video, we turn a set of 24 steers and heifers out onto one of the first fields that we planted about 6 weeks ago. As you’ll see, they really love it!

This is a quick time lapse video that I ran across in my camera roll that I forgot to upload. It was recorded on Oct. 21 right after several hard frosts had made our crabgrass pasture brown instead of green. A few days later we turned the herd onto our stockpiled green fescue pastures.

Lowrys Christmas Parade!

We had a great time at the parade yesterday, and enjoyed seeing some customers in the crowd. It’s truly a unique Christmas parade as it features only tractors and horses. Thousands of people from all around descend on the tiny town of Lowrys starting the day before and not fully clearing out until often the day after. Here’s some shots from yesterday.

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

GSP: 12 noon on Wednesdays

Charlotte/Fort Mill/Rock Hill Areas: 12 noon on THURSDAY THIS WEEK. DELIVERY WILL BE ON FRIDAY. THIS WEEK ONLY!!

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 DECEMBER 24th
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’re offering 10% off Carving Hams while supplies last! These are from pasture raised pigs and are incredibly delicious! If you were on the fence about having one for a holiday dinner, then now is the time to go ahead and put something unique on the table while they are marked down to $10.79/lb!

Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Items page for some great gift ideas, treats, and our Christmas Breakfast Bundle!

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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