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Creek Flooding

Lots of rain in a short amount of time makes our creek look like this. This is what we call our “rock crossing” that has large sheets of bedrock that are normally visible and allow us to cross the creek. Of course, on this day none of this was possible.
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Delivery opportunities and other news

Spring is in the air, and we have a lot going on.  We appreciate all of our customers, and the choices you make with your food dollar.  Here are some ways you can engage with us.

We are gathering eggs everyday so follow this link to order some.

Now is a great time to get bulk beef or pork. Follow this link for custom orders and this link for standard orders.

There are several deliveries coming up.

April 6th we have home delivery, Fort Mill Delivery (5:45 pm) and Rock Hill Delivery (6:30 pm). Please note that we are only doing these deliveries once a month now on the first Thursday. If you would like to place an order for one of these locations please do so by Wednesday April 5th at noon.

April 7th we will be doing Columbia Delivery at 2:00 pm, Goose Creek at 4:15 pm, Mt. Pleasant at 5:30 pm and Daniel Island at 6:00 pm. If you would like to place an order for one of these locations please do so by Thursday April 6th at noon.

Now we’ll leave you with some scenes from the farm this week.

This is a red oak tree that died about a year ago. We fell it and are having it milled into lumber for new dump truck sides and a new floor for the livestock trailer.

This is the grass-finished herd. They are still grazing rye for now, but will be moving on to about 35 acres of newly planted spring oat pasture soon.

 

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News Update

Hi. We hope everyone has had a great summer so far! We have been very busy on the farm. All the rain we have been getting has really helped with growing the grass.

We just wanted to let  you know what was going on on the farm and what we have coming up.

We have plenty of meat in the freezer right now. We have whole Chicken Packages (10 whole broilers), Family Packages and Quarter Pigs available for purchase. We also have a few new cuts available. We have beef brisket, flank steak, skirt steak and beef arm roast.

We will be processing our last round of beef in September. We have two dates scheduled, the first date is September 20th and the second date is September 27th. We will get the meat back from the processor around the middle of  October . After these two dates we will not process anymore beef until the Spring. If you are wanting a half or whole beef then now is the time to get your deposit in to us. You can do this by sending a check made payable to Watson Farms to 713 Colony Road, Chester SC 29706. It is a $100 deposit for a half and a $200 deposit for a whole.

We will also be processing a round of pigs on September 26th. You can send your check to the above address. It is a $100 deposit for a half and a $200 deposit for a whole.

We have found a new location for our Columbia Buying Club. The address is 571 BrookshireDrive, Columbia Sc 29210. Our first delivery is scheduled for September 9th at 3:15pm. We will be doing this delivery every 6 weeks.

We are doing the Rock Hill Farmers Market. We are there on Thursdays from 5-8:00pm. You can either place an order to pick up there or you can stop by our booth and shop there. We have all of our cuts with us.

We are also doing the Hub City Farmers Market in Spartanburg. We are there on Saturdays from 8am-12noon. You can either place an order or you can stop by the booth and shop.

Our next Charleston Delivery is scheduled for September 9th at 6:00pm.

We are in the process of getting a few more locations where you will be able to get our meat. Look for more information on that.

As always we appreciate your business and thank you for choosing to spend your food dollar with a local farm.

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100% Grass-fed and grass-finished

Grass is what cattle were designed to eat, and that’s what our cattle get.  But not all grass is the same.  Cattle generally will gain weight and fatten better on annual forages than perennial grasses.  This is why we reserve a small amount of annual pasture to concentrate our finishing cattle on.  We also allow the cattle enough time to reach their true potential rather than harvesting them before they are finished.  We only harvest our cattle off of the best grass and never allow them to lose weight at any time.  These methods ensure that the beef you purchase tastes great and is good for you.

We use rotational grazing to get the most out of our pastures.  In this method the cattle graze one paddock or section at a time until they graze it to a certain point.  Then the cattle are allowed to graze another paddock while the previous one regains growth.

Our pastures consist of native perennial grasses as well as winter and summer annuals that we reserve for our finishing class of cattle.

We supplement with hay in the winter or in drought.  Contact us with any other questions you may have.