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Busy, but Thankful – Pasture Posts #40

Wow, it’s been a busy week for us here on the farm as I’m sure it has been similar for so many of you as holidays like Thanksgiving can be at times.  We truly hope that you and your family were able to find some time to relax and give thanks. 

As I was discussing with some of our team yesterday, one of the greatest blessings we have seen in a long time is the incredibly positive response from the growing number of consumers who source their food from a local farm like ours.  This kind of consumer appetite has allowed our farm to completely move away from confinement agriculture.  Not only that, but to do it at a scale that we would have never imagined as late as 2019. 

One day this past week where this consumer appetite was evident was on Tuesday when it was time for many of you to pick up your fresh chickens.  We were extremely pleased with the response from you all!  Thanks for helping us move some chickens!  If you have photos of your prepared chicken that you wouldn’t mind sharing, we invite you to do so by adding a photo to a Google Review!  We love it when customers show us how they are using the meats they get from us!  Here’s one such photo that a customer just sent us.  Thanks, Heather!

Another thing that has us excited is the great show of support in the last day or so in the orders that have been placed.  We’ve had a steady stream of them coming through over the weekend in anticipation of the price increase that we discussed in Pasture Posts #38.  It will be all hands on deck early Monday morning as we get them assembled for you and ready for pickup or delivery.  Thank you all so much!

Now, I’ll leave you with some scenes from the farm and some other announcements.


More Pork Coming Soon

It’s now easier than ever to Give $15 and We apologize for the pork items that are out-of-stock right now.  We should be getting some back in stock early to mid December.  Unfortunately, not just any pork will do when it comes to what we can feel good about putting on our shelves.  It has to be to our standards, and we have a nice group of pigs coming up that have been raised just that way.  Thanks for your patience and for trusting that we are doing everything we can to keep the shelves full.


We have revamped our Referral Program!

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

Another thing that has us excited is the great show of support in the last day or so in the orders that have been placed.  We’ve had a steady stream of them coming through over the weekend in anticipation of the price increase that we discussed in Pasture Posts #38.  It will be all hands on deck early Monday morning as we get them assembled for you and ready for pickup or delivery.  Thank you all so much!

Now, I’ll leave you with some scenes from the farm and some other announcements.

You can see ALL of our ON SALE products with the button below.


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.  

Thanks for helping us re-use our packaging!


Order Deadlines and Store Hours

Order Deadlines

  • Charleston: 12 noon Mondays
  • UPS Orders: 12 noon Mondays
  • GSP: 12 noon on Wednesdays
  • Charlotte/Rock Hill: 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


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

Check it out!

Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:

If I could give them 6 stars, I would. They are absolutely sincere and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. They keep you updated on what’s coming available and how their livestock is raised. The beef, chicken, pork and eggs are above and beyond comparison. We believe in supporting our local farmers, you can see and taste the difference. Thank you Watson Farms!

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.

Sincerely,

The Watsons


Pasture Posts is written by Matt Watson.