Here’s the Mother’s Day edition of Pasture Posts – the weekly roundup from Watson Farms and your direct connection to your farmer! We greatly appreciate all the moms out there who choose to provide their families with pastured proteins from us. Here’s the latest!
Transparency in the Marketplace
We’re in high gear around here right now thanks to you! We truly appreciate your continued support of a type of agriculture that not only is sustainable but actually regenerates the land!
Furthermore, we are purposeful in being transparent and allowing you to visit and see behind the curtains of our farm. Below are some photos and videos from around the farm this morning that show exactly what that looks like.
Keep in mind that although the vast majority of grocery stores now carry grass-fed beef and some even market premium chicken and pork lines, it’s often very difficult to pin down exactly where the animals are raised and the exact methods behind their production. See for yourself the next time you’re at the butcher counter in a grocery store. Ask the butcher where the beef, pork or chicken was grown and if the animals spent their entire life on pasture.
When we have done this, the butcher usually cannot answer those questions with certainty. It’s not that person’s fault as much as it is the fault of the grocery company that has made it their policy not to deal with small, local farmers. In general they won’t let anything but a large refrigerated semi-truck back up to their dock. And there’s a lot of hoops to jump through in order for a small pasture-based farm to get their products on that truck.
We have definitely tried to get our products into grocery stores and will probably keep trying, but ever since we finished our first steer almost 15 years ago, the consumer has been our most dependable market and if I had to guess, I would say that fact would remain in the the coming decades as well.
This is why we want to be transparent and serve you to the best of our ability – because we know that our existence depends on you. So take a look at some of the scenes on the farm from this morning and gain confidence in your food by knowing that the animals are humanely raised on pasture at a farm you can visit!
Ag + Art Tour!
After being cancelled last year, the Ag+Art Tour is back on and we are participating! The date that we are involved is June 26 from 10am – 4pm. We will be offering free tours throughout the day. Vendors and food trucks will be on site as well.
As we get closer to the date we will let you know more details. Stay tuned!
If you enjoy our products please consider passing the word along to your neighbors, friends and family! We don’t spend a lot of money of advertising but rather depend on customers like yourself to advertise for us if they are amazed by our products and customer service.
All you have to do is refer someone to us and when they place an order for the first time they will get a link to a form where they can say who referred them. You and the new customer will receive a $15 credit! So make sure they tell us your name. Hit the button for more info!
Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:
“Recently moved to South Carolina and thrilled with finding a grass fed and pastured source for my meat and eggs! The quality is amazing and having home delivery makes it perfect!”
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