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Pasture Posts #17

Here’s the weekly roundup from Watson Farms and your direct connection to your farmer.  We hope all the dads out there have a great Father’s Day!  Enjoy the latest edition of Pasture Posts! 

tractor and covered hay ride for Ag and Art Tour South Carolina

Ag + Art Tour!

The Ag + Art Tour at our farm is Saturday, June 26!  The time is 10am – 4pm.  Just come to the farm (713 Colony Road, Chester, SC 29706) where we will be offering free tours every hour throughout the day. 

It’s a great event for the whole family where we encourage questions and curiosity about how we produce, process and market pastured proteins.  We always have great conversations on the tours so come on out and see us!

We will have a food truck as well as a ton of other vendors! Here’s a list: 

Buttermilks BBQ Food Truck – will be using our pork for the BBQ

Sweet Southern Java – Coffee truck

Carmichael Corner Creations – homemade bath products

Farm Fresh Carolinas – dip mixes, jams, jellies, and honey

White Wolfe Rubs – small batch producer of rubs and seasonings

SJ Woodworking – woodworks – will have cutting boards, serving trays, hand-carved utensils and more

Fox Creations – woodworks – will have hand-turned wood bowls, vases, jars and more

Holly Penza – hand stitched accessories and woodwork

The event is rain or shine.  We install a tarp on the hay ride trailer to offer some shade.  A portable restroom is available at the farm. There will also be an opportunity to shop in our newly completed on-farm store!  We’re using every spare minute to get it ready!

We would love to see you! Make plans now to come on out!

Modified Delivery Day for CLT / Fort Mill / Rock Hill home delivery!

Since the Ag + Art Tour requires our team’s full attention we are moving the CLT / Fort Mill / Rock Hill home delivery day to Friday, June 25 this week only!  The deadline for this delivery will be noon on Thursday.  Go ahead and get your order in so we can get you on the route for Friday.  

The Store at Watson Farms

We’ve been working hard at getting the store ready for the past several weeks.  One of the most popular requests we receive is the ability to browse through our products in person.  We’re pleased to announce that Saturday, June 26 will be our grand opening.  

The store will be complete with glass-front freezers and a cooler.  These will be stocked with all our meat cuts, eggs, milk and other products from local farms and vendors.  This has been something we’ve wanted to add to our farm for years.  We’re pleased to be able to make the investment in hopes that it will pay great dividends while allowing us to offer something that an online store can’t: the ability to browse through physical products.

We plan to announce our store hours in next week’s newsletter!

Take a look below at the progression of getting the store ready!

Want a free chicken?

Shoot an unboxing video just like this one of your next order!  Tag us and use the hashtag #unboxingwatsonfarms where ever you upload your video! (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

 When you place your next order, remind us in the comments section that you uploaded an unboxing video, and we will include a whole chicken (under 4 pounds) in your order!

Product Spotlight

Don’t have time to make bone broth?  We have it back in stock!  Choose from chicken or beef!

Referral Program

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!

Order Deadlines

Charleston: 12 noon Mondays
GSP: 12 noon on Wednesdays
Charlotte/Rock Hill: 12 noon Fridays
Farm Pickup: 24 hours in advance (Mon.-Sat. – 1pm-4pm)

Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:

“What a great product and great people. We had been kicking around the idea of buying local, better quality meat for a long time. I’m so glad we decided to make the move. Watson Farms does a tremendous job throughout the whole process. They always answer all our questions, provide great updates on orders and deliveries and the quality of the product is superb. We even took our girls (4 and 2) on the farm tour and we all enjoyed it. It’s so great knowing where our meat comes from and the time and attention they put into their whole operation. We have been a customer for about 2 years and will be continuing to order our meat from Watson Farms. We just got our 1/4 beef today and can’t wait to dig in!!”

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.