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Farm Day Success and More! – Pasture Posts #35

Our first Fall Farm Day was a tremendous success!  We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout which was probably around 200-250 people over the course of the event which lasted from 10am to 2pm yesterday.  

A number of vendors were present including: Stephen and Melissa Woody with woodworking products and homemade baked goods, Carmichael Creations with homemade soaps and scrubs, Rockin’ Rags with homemade dolls and stuffed animals, Eunice Calderon with homemade pottery.  First Due Food Company was also available to those wanting refreshments.  

Kids activities included pumpkin painting, cornhole, a corn tub (which was very popular), sack races, and  pumpkin ring toss.

We had many guesses on the number of candies in the jars as well.  The official number of candies in the candy corn jar was 342, and the number in the pumpkin candy jar was 90.  We will be reaching out shortly to the winners.  

The six hay ride tours were very popular where riders learned about the history of Watson Farms and the transition to completely pasture based.  We then moved to the pigs where we were able to see the current and past paddocks compared to an untouched paddock.  This demonstrated the amount of disturbance pigs can do in a short time.  

Next, we rode out to the broilers where anyone who wished was able to get off and take a closer look at the chickens.  Watching them scramble to get crickets and other bugs was definitely a hit.  The cow herd happened to be in the adjacent pasture so we were able to stop by and take a look at the cows while discussing the regenerative practices that we use in producing our grass-fed beef.  

Finally, as we made the final turn back to the starting point, we could see the laying hens and their pasture houses in the distance.

We very much appreciate everyone who came out and showed support and interest in a pasture-based livestock farm.  We can’t do it without the support of consumers like you!

Check out these videos and photos of other activities this week!



Product Spotlight

We have recently added a new ground beef product to our lineup! We call it Gourmet Ground Beef and it is made from the Sirloin, Rib, and Loin sections. We think you’ll love it. Upgrade your ground beef game!

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


Efforts in Customer Service

We work hard to offer the best customer service possible which often includes answering questions that you may have about our productions practices, delivery methods, and many other interests or concerns.

One tool we use in this effort is what we call our Help Widget which appears in the lower right-hand corner of any page on our website. You can use this widget to search for any question you may have concerning our farm. This is also the best way to contact us as it ensures that your communications are coming through the best channel for us to serve you. As our list of customers continues to grow, it can become more difficult to offer the same level of customer service so this tool helps us maintain the level that you are accustomed to.

As we see trends develop in what customers are asking us we can publish new help articles that will provide the answers to all common questions.

Our goal is to not only produce and direct market the absolute best pasture-raised products, but also to provide customers the type of service that is rarely found with companies today. After all, you as the informed consumer that you are provide us, the regenerative farmer, the opportunity to heal the land while producing nutrient-dense proteins that you and your family can enjoy.


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!


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 and Store Hours

Order Deadlines

Charleston: 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

Produce Box Ordering Deadlines

Sundays at 9pm for Charleston or Columbia Home Deliveries
Tuesdays at 9pm for GSP and CLT/Local Home Deliveries


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

Check it out!

Check out this ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review:

I salute Watson Farms for all the hard work in creating and maintaining a healthy living space for your farm animals.

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.

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