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This Week ‘Round The Farm – 09/14/2022

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 09/14/2022

‘Round The Farm

farm animals

Just a proud mama and her three sweet babies. Nothing out of the ordinary 🐴 🐑

the fam

Took the scenic route home.

geared up

If you ever see me cutting fence lines, please don’t laugh 😆

riding

A huge thanks to everyone who had supported the girl’s lavender lemonade stand @cvillecitymarkets this summer! Bennett was able to save up enough to purchase her first horse!
We can’t thank you enough! ❤️

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Beef Short Ribs

Versatile, Delicious, and ON SALE!!

100% grassfed short ribs from Longbottom Farm

Every other day, Lexi and I take a long walk from our house to the other side of the farm.  It’s a chance to take in the morning serenity, get some exercise, and get a good look at what’s happening on the farm.  This morning, the temperature was 57F and it was the first hint that it’s mid September and Fall is approaching.  It’s probably my favorite time of year as I start to imagine all of the projects of which I’ll get done about half, haha.  It really is a great time though.  The weather gets cooler, leaves change color, the humidity disappears, and just a nice break from the hot / humid summers we get here. 

Imagining Fall also gets us thinking about comfort foods, one of which is Beef Short Ribs.  These are one of our favorite cuts as there is so much you can do with them.   Traditionally braising is one of the favorite methods.  Braise on the stove in your favorite sauce (red wine, vinegar, and rosemary), add some veggies if desired (onions, carrots, and potatoes), or just go with a rub.  There’s really no wrong way.  Here is one of our favorite recipes from The Stay At Home Chef.  Give it a try!

Grilling is also another way to cook short ribs.  Grilling adds that smokey grill flavor and takes a fraction of the time (compared to braising) to cook.  Marinate in your favorite sauce an hour or so before cooking (Red wine vinegar, red wine, and rosemary), then sear for 5 or minutes per side.  I usually give the edges a sear as well.  Cut into single ribs and serve on top of a bed of mashed potatoes.  I’m getting super hungry typing this. 

As if versatility isn’t great, they’re also very economical.  A win-win in our book.  And if that’s not enough, we happen to be overstocked with Beef Short Ribs at the moment.  That means a discount for you!  Today through Sunday, we’ll be offering 25% off of our Beef Short Ribs while in stock.  Just enter coupon code shortribs25 at check-out and that’s it.  We’ll also be offering 25% off our Beef Short Ribs at the Charlottesville City Market this weekend as well.  Just let u know you saw this email, and done.  Prepare for Fall with Grass-fed / Grass-finished Beef Short Ribs and let us know how you prepared these delicious cuts.  

What Else is Going on?

Sunset

We are sold out of Pastured Poultry for the year .  It was our hope we’d have the barn set up with electricity, water, etc for processing, but we’re not there and won’t be there before the weather turns.  After October, it’s too cold to raise broilers, thus we plan to begin April of 2023.  Apologies and thanks for your patience.  

Bratwurst and Kielbasa have been a huge hit this year and thank you to everyone that provided feedback on this.  We should be stocked pretty well on these and double the dates next year to make sure we stay in stock.  

Just a heads up, chickens drop their egg production by around 30% in the winter.  This means less eggs in stock so order ahead of time if you are taking advantage of the 3 and 5 dozen egg discount.  They’ll still be in stock, but we may need a few days if you’re ordering larger quantities.

Thanks for following us and allowing us to serve you.  If you have questions or would like to share your thoughts, give us a shout!  Have a  wonderful week!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

Farmers Markets

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and coffee as well as other locally produced goodies.  These are the places to do it. 

Charlottesville City Market – Every Saturday from 8 am – 12 noon.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

Curbside Pick-up – Order online and pick up on farm with our Curbside Pick-up.  Place your order, choose your day, and pick-up anytime on that day between 11am and 4pm.  That’s it!

Locally DeliveryIf you are within 30 minutes of our farm (availability is determined by zip code at checkout), we offer home delivery to the Scottsville / Charlottesville areas.   We deliver every Friday for orders over $50 ($6 delivery charge) and FREE DELIVERY for orders over $99.  Simply Order online and we’ll take care of the rest!

Farm Store

It Tastes Right Because It’s Raised Right!

Hand Gathered, Farm Fresh Eggs

Experience the difference and give our free range, premium eggs a try!

Virginia Raised, 100% Grassfed, Black Angus Beef

Our Virginia raised beef at Longbottom Farm is 100% grass-fed & grass-finished.

Longbottom Farm Pastured Pork

Raised in a combination of pasture and woods, our Pastured Pork produces a flavor like no other. Experience the difference.

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 09/01/2022

‘Round The Farm

Friendly Pig

This is by far the friendliest batch of pig we’ve had 🐽

Teeth

Thank goodness the new horse has a sense of humor, she’s gonna need it 😂

Cow

Excuse me ma’am, but you have something in your teeth 🌱

Cracklins

 I made pork cracklins y’all. And feel very Southern about it 🧑🏻‍🌾

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Grillin’ Away on Labor Day!

Camp Fire with Bratwurst

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and it’s shaping up to be a beauty! Make the most of the end of summer with the best grilling options in town. While steaks are always a great choice, we’d love to help you think outside the box with our amazing grilling options:

Pork Kabobs – perfectly cut to size and tender every time, these kabobs are quickly becoming our favorite meat on a stick! Just skewer, season and grill!

Fresh Kielbasa – our MSG free kielbasa comes in pack of 4 and is an easy option to feed the family. Top with your favorite ‘kraut for an exceptional grilling experience.

Bratwurst Grillers – these are our go to for feeding a crowd! With four delicious varieties to choose from, there is something to please even the pickiest eater:

Classic Bratwurst
Cheese
Jalapeño Cheese
Peppers and Onions

Spatchcock Grilled Chicken – for all the pastured poultry lovers out there! With a bit of prep, this method yield the tastiest grilled whole chicken you’ve ever experienced.

Ol’ Fashioned Burgers – With so many great options out there, it’s easy to overlook the classic hamburger. Our 80/20 blend creates a wonderfully juicy burger sure to please!

What Else is Going on?

Barn

The barn is nearing completion.  Just need electricity, plumbing, fencing, and a few odds and ends.  Haha, yeah, still a bit to go.  This will be where pick-ups will happen, hopefully a few glass front freezers for browsing, monthly farm tours, and an outside area to just sit and look out over the James River and the farm. 

Beef Shares remain in high demand.  We have a waitlist we’ve been working down which is why you never see shares listed.  Starting October, we’ll be emailing everyone on the waitlist simultaneously, and it will be a first come, first serve (Sign-up here).  It’s a balancing act of providing shares as well as having retail products on hand for the Charlottesville Farmers Market and our website.  We’re actively looking for land to lease / purchase to grow this part of our operation. 

We’re down to whole birds left for our Pastured Poultry supply.  We were hoping to have the barn finished, but we’re a bit behind.  Our current supply of whole birds is from the previous season.  We’re hoping to get in one batch this year, but will likely have to wait until next spring.  That said, we should have everything in place to produce Pastured Poultry from start to finish here on the farm.

Thanks for following us and allowing us to serve you.  If you have questions or would like to share your thoughts, give us a shout!  Have a  wonderful Labor Day weekend and stay cool out there!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

Farmers Markets

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and coffee as well as other locally produced goodies.  These are the places to do it. 

Charlottesville City Market – Every Saturday from 8 am – 12 noon.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

Curbside Pick-up – Order online and pick up on farm with our Curbside Pick-up.  Place your order, choose your day, and pick-up anytime on that day between 11am and 4pm.  That’s it!

Locally DeliveryIf you are within 30 minutes of our farm (availability is determined by zip code at checkout), we offer home delivery to the Scottsville / Charlottesville areas.   We deliver every Friday for orders over $50 ($6 delivery charge) and FREE DELIVERY for orders over $99.  Simply Order online and we’ll take care of the rest!

Farm Store

It Tastes Right Because It’s Raised Right!

Hand Gathered, Farm Fresh Eggs

Experience the difference and give our free range, premium eggs a try!

Virginia Raised, 100% Grassfed, Black Angus Beef

Our Virginia raised beef at Longbottom Farm is 100% grass-fed & grass-finished.

Longbottom Farm Pastured Pork

Raised in a combination of pasture and woods, our Pastured Pork produces a flavor like no other. Experience the difference.

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 07/25/2022

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 07/25/2022

‘Round The Farm

Barn Construction

This is going to be huge 🤗.

Not Morning Cows

They’re not morning cows ☕️

Piggy Pool

Baby pigs living their best life, which happens to be in their water bowl 😕.

Best Friends

Best friends 🥰.

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The Barn is Finally Happening!

Barn Framing

Hope you are well and staying cool in this heat wave.  Our grass and pastures are feeling it big time so any prayers, rain dances, or other ritualistic actions that bring rain are appreciated.  Apologies for the delay in communications from us.  We were hit with “spam bot”.  Basically our account was locked due multiple fake emails being entered continuously.  All is fixed now and good to go.

So, the barn is finally happening.  This is a big deal for us, but will hopefully be a big deal for you as well.  It will allow for many changes here on the farm that make our life easier and provide better service for you.

At present, we have 7 large chest freezers scattered throughout our house.  There is even one in our girls playroom.  Our dining room has become a makeshift warehouse with 3 freezers, storage bins, bags, merchandise, .. you name it.  The barn will allow us to move all of that and get our house back which we are very excited about.

For you, this means we will be able to offer many functions and services.  Pick-ups will be 5-6 days a week with a large chest freezer to store your goods.  The pick-up times frames will be dramatically increased (something like 8a – 8p) as now we can keep everything good and cold.  Our curbside pick-up works well but is very limiting (time / dates) in this heat.

Farm tours will finally be happening.  We’ve held off on actual tours as we’ve not had a place for people to gather.  Also, if I’m being honest, our farm is a mess sometimes (grass needs cutting, uncompleted projects, etc).  Also, our home is a mess a majority of the time.  If you’re like me, you don’t want guests in your house if it’s not cleaned thoroughly.  Meeting at the barn will provide a good place to gather.  It will provide seating, shade, a wonderful view of the farm, a bathroom (well, a portable at first but it’s something), glass front freezers should you want to browse goods, and more.

You’ve probably noticed a few horse pictures over the past few weeks on our Instagram / Facebook.  Lexi grew up riding and the girls are horse crazy, so the barn will also house horses.  We’ll also be offering boarding for horses with a full range of amenities (in-stall auto-waters, fans, private pastures, etc).  We’re still working out the details but if you’re interested, or know anyone, contact us here.

While I’m not a fan of taking on debt, we’ve deemed this a necessity if our farm is to continue growing.  We’ve grown to the point that it’s either turn our house into a barn or build one.  On that note, we want to say THANK YOU!.  Your business and support allow us to not only provide healthy and sustainably raised meats and products, but now we’ll also be able to offer experiences (tours, visits, in-person shopping) that we haven’t been able to do before.  Our family is so appreciative of the support you’ve shown us so thanks for all you do!  Lots more to come so stay tuned!

Pork Shares are Stocked!

Pastured Pork Value Bundle

Pork Shares are in Stock!

We’re picking up more pork later this week and have pork share available!.  If you’re looking to stock up on Pastured Pork at a discount, this is for you.  We have wholes and halves all predefined with the most popular cuts and sizes.  

We also have a new option, our 1/4th pork share.  Try a little of everything at an economical price.  

All shares are predefined meaning you know the cuts, amount, and price of everything all up front.  No cut sheets or hanging weights to deal with!  Also, no large upfront cost.  Place an initial deposit, then take care of the remaining balance prior to pick up.  

Ordering Pastured Pork at a discount doesn’t have to be time consuming or overwhelming.  Just put it in your cart, check-out, and pick-up when ready.  That’s it!

Thanks for following us and allowing us to serve you.  If you have questions or would like to share your thoughts, give us a shout!  Have a  wonderful week and stay cool out there!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

Farmers Markets

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and coffee as well as other locally produced goodies.  These are the places to do it. 

Charlottesville City Market – Every Saturday from 8 am – 12 noon.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

Curbside Pick-up – Order online and pick up on farm with our Curbside Pick-up.  Place your order, choose your day, and pick-up anytime on that day between 11am and 4pm.  That’s it!

Locally DeliveryIf you are within 30 minutes of our farm (availability is determined by zip code at checkout), we offer home delivery to the Scottsville / Charlottesville areas.   We deliver every Friday for orders over $50 ($6 delivery charge) and FREE DELIVERY for orders over $99.  Simply Order online and we’ll take care of the rest!

Farm Store

It Tastes Right Because It’s Raised Right!

Hand Gathered, Farm Fresh Eggs

Experience the difference and give our free range, premium eggs a try!

Virginia Raised, 100% Grassfed, Black Angus Beef

Our Virginia raised beef at Longbottom Farm is 100% grass-fed & grass-finished.

Longbottom Farm Pastured Pork

Raised in a combination of pasture and woods, our Pastured Pork produces a flavor like no other. Experience the difference.

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