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Pasture Posts #14

Here’s the weekly roundup from Watson Farms and your direct connection to your farmer.  Enjoy the latest edition of Pasture Posts! 

We honor and remember all those who gave everything for our country.  Scroll down for a special offer.  

The “Why” behind pastured chicken

It’s estimated by the National Chicken Council that each American will consume on average 98 pounds of chicken in 2021.  In 2001 that number was 77 pounds, and in 1981 it was just 49 pounds.  

That’s a huge shift.  Chicken cannot be ignored by any pasture based farm that wants to meet the full demand of consumers.  

One reason consumption is so high is because chicken is relatively cheap in most grocery stores. This is due to the ability to mass produce these birds in confinement houses and process them in massive, centralized processing plants. Of course, it is increasingly evident how fragile these industrial systems are to things like disease – whether in the animals or the workers.  

But for the ever growing number of wise, well-informed consumers who know the pitfalls of mass producing chicken, better practices exist in which they can be proud to support.  Our farm uses these better methods and the video below illustrates this.  Take a look!

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!

Take a look at some other scenes from around here this week!

Every night we check our layer chickens and open the nest boxes back up so that they will be ready for the next morning’s “rush hour” when the vast majority of the eggs are laid between 7:30am and 9:30am.  The lights allow us to keep the same “day length” throughout the year so that we have a steady supply of eggs which customers (especially wholesale customers) appreciate. 

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!

Special Offer for Memorial Day!

In remembrance of all of those who gave everything for our freedom, we are offering $10 off any order over $75.  

Cart Discount
Spend at least $75.00. Expiry: June 1, 2021
10 $

Product Spotlight

If you haven’t checked out our Merchandise Category then be sure to head over and do that!  We have t-shirts and now hats!  We have lots of different colors of each item available and each item is printed or embroidered on-demand by a company called Printful, which has a facility in Charlotte in addition to others elsewhere.  The products ship straight from them to you, which helps us not have to be so busy with apparel orders.  

Below is a lower profile hat that we just added!  Head over and check it out.

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:

I live only seconds from Watson Farms & never realized what they offered.  Then they put up a new sign and on one of my walking trips – I made a mental note to look them up.  Boy I’m I glad I did!  I signed up for one of their subscription boxes & was thrilled with my first box!!  I also got 3 dozen farm fresh eggs.  The variety of pork, beef & chicken was great!!  Quality & taste is amazing!!  Looking forward to my next box!!  Great products, price & service!!  Highly recommend!
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