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This Week ‘Round The Farm – 10/25/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 10/25/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

Fireplace

Opening up old fireplaces is by far the most terrifying home improvement project to date ☠️.

Out of Box

Looks like we have some ladies that are refusing to use the nesting boxes. Rebels 🙄.

Taking the Wheel

She’s gonna be so helpful, once she can reach the pedals 👧🏻.

On the River

S’mores on the James is the best way to end a week 🔥.

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Ground Beef Galore!

bulk ground beef

 

No tricks here.  2020 has been full of those.  Only treats, and since beef and pork are back in stock, we’ve put together a new value pack for you.  Our Ground Beef Value Pack is a bulk option now available.  Fill your freezer with grass-fed / grass-finished, antibiotic / hormone free beef.

You’ll get 15 lbs of ground beef for all your grilling, casseroling, and meat loafing needs.  These come in 1 pound packs for storage and convenience.  Take out only as much as you need and no waste.

Just visit the Longbottom Farm Online Store, where you can purchase value packs and much more.

 

Trick or Treat?

I think we’d all prefer a treat over a trick, but we’re not asking for either this Halloween.  Instead, we’d like to ask a favor of you.  If you’ve purchased from us and want to share your experience, would you please leave us a review on google.

It’s a great way for us to hear from you and to share with others.  This also helps us on the inter-webs to boost our site and message.  Just click the link below and share your (hopefully positive) experience!

Also, if you’ve had any negative experiences, would like to provide some feedback / suggestions, or just have a question, we’d like to know that as well.

Our mission as a farm is to not only provide you with delicious and healthy, pasture-raised meats, but also to be transparent and convenient.  One of the reasons we started a farm was to know exactly how and where our food was raised.  We’re also experimenting with shipping and offering free local delivery to improve your shopping experience.

Your feedback helps us improve the experience for you and we’d love to hear from you!

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!  Stay healthy and safe and Happy Halloween!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

Charlottesville City Market To-Go

Charlottesville City Market To-Go - CHS

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork and eggs, as well as other locally produced goodies.  This is the place to to it.  Charlottesville City Market To-Go is a drive through farmers market where you preorder online, then drive around the market on Saturday to pick up your goods.  Here’s how it works.

1. Go to the online site Charlottesville City Market To-Go.

2. Set up an account and choose a time slot.

3. Shop for some hand-gathered eggs, pork, and beef among other veggies, meats, pastries, and more (Search feature allows you to look for products or your favorite vendor).

4. Show up Saturday morning at your chosen time, drive through the horse-shoe market where your goods are loaded in your trunk, then you’re on your way.

That’s it.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air in a safe way.  Take your favorite beverage, put on your favorite tunes, and enjoy a Saturday morning drive.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

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 – 10/11/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 10/11/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

british white

British Whites must have the stain resistance gene 🥼.

roasted chicken

Looks like we’ll be adding pasture raised chicken to next year’s offerings 🥳!!!

camoflauge

When the wee-bitty kitten that showed up on the porch matches your decor, you keep it. Right?

momma and baby

Photo cred to hubs for snapping this amazing pic of Rosie and her sweet baby 📸

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Beef and Pork are in Stock!

Farm Store

Beef and pork are back in stock!  We’re still working through the inventory and adding more over the next few days.  Expect to see steaks, roasts, chops, bacon, sausage, and many of the staples you know and love.

We are essentially maintaining inventory on two websites at present (Ours and Charlottesville City Market To-Go).  If we’re sold out at one place, check the other or just shoot us an email with what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

We’ve also secured a number of dates for next year and significantly upped our number of cattle and pigs going in.  Also, we’re actively looking for cancellations to get more in this year.  If you need beef, pork, or eggs, we want to make sure you have a place to get it!

 

Real Pasture Raised Eggs!

What’s the difference between free range and pasture raised?  Should I buy organic, NON-gmo, or cage free?  Why are your eggs so good!?  As members of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (say that 5 times fast) or APPPA, we believe chickens should be raised on pasture.

Diet and sunlight are the main ingredients in the eggs our hens lay, and those ingredients are only found when chickens are out on pasture.  In addition to NON-gmo feed, they eat grass, seeds, insects, veggies, and many other goodies the pasture provides.  This is possible because the hens are moved (shelter and all) constantly to new pasture.  Moving them ensures they remain on grass and have access to natures bounty.  This goes way beyond the “free range” label because it leads to better overall health of the hen, builds pasture, and provides healthier, better tasting eggs!

Check out this 5 minute video as it sums up perfectly how our eggs differ from conventional store bought eggs and why pasture raised eggs are so delicious.  Also, we have plenty of eggs in stock at the Longbottom Farm Online Store.  Order online and pick up at a prearranged time that works for you.

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!  Stay healthy and safe!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

Charlottesville City Market To-Go

Charlottesville City Market To-Go - CHS

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork and eggs, as well as other locally produced goodies.  This is the place to to it.  Charlottesville City Market To-Go is a drive through farmers market where you preorder online, then drive around the market on Saturday to pick up your goods.  Here’s how it works.

1. Go to the online site Charlottesville City Market To-Go.

2. Set up an account and choose a time slot.

3. Shop for some hand-gathered eggs, pork, and beef among other veggies, meats, pastries, and more (Search feature allows you to look for products or your favorite vendor).

4. Show up Saturday morning at your chosen time, drive through the horse-shoe market where your goods are loaded in your trunk, then you’re on your way.

That’s it.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air in a safe way.  Take your favorite beverage, put on your favorite tunes, and enjoy a Saturday morning drive.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

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 – 08/30/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

greener pastures

We moved the chickens… into the jungle 🌴😂.

best helpers

This one and her corn 🌽.

foraging

The pigs don’t seem to mind it, but I am so over the mud.

mushrooms

The mushroom business is thriving 🍄. /s

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Beef is Back in Stock!

grassfed ribeye

We’re happy to say beef is back in stock!  Thanks for your patience during our beef drought.  At the time of this writing, we’ve been restocked ~ 1 week and filling request / wait list items.  Were finally getting caught up so apologies this email is a bit late.

A challenge we’re facing is maintaining inventory on two websites (Ours and Charlottesville City Market To-Go) so bear with us while working out the kinks.  Due to COVID, the farmers market is online thus inventory is split between the sites.  If you don’t see something on our website, check there as well.

Unfortunately, with just getting caught up on local request, we are unable to ship meat at present.  We plan on resuming shipping once our inventory evens out so stay tuned for more on shipping.

Lastly, we’ve just taken in another load of cattle to the processor so hopefully we’ll be able to maintain a better inventory.  We’ve also secured a number of dates for next year and signifcantly upped our number of cattle going in.  If you need beef, we want to make sure you have a place to get it!

 

canning goodness

When Life Gives You Tomatoes, Make Marinara!

If you’ve been looking for a great all purpose marinara, look no further! Full of flavor and canning friendly, this super versatile recipe is hard to beat. Bonus: if you’re like me (read; a lazy canner) you can skip peeling the tomatoes and the hand held immersion blender does the work!  

Ingredients:

12 pounds ripe tomatoes

1/2 cup dehydrated minced onion

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

(bottled lemon juice if canning)

How to:

Chop all tomatoes and combine with all ingredients (minus the lemon juice)

Simmer for 2 hours. 

Immersion blender the bejezus out of the sauce while still hot

Ladle into prepped jars (if storing, use sterilized jars and lemon juice added and follow water bath guidelines).  

Ball Handbook is a great resource if you’re new or experienced in canning.  That’s it!  Great for spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or for dipping (cheese sticks or veggies).  Versatile, healthy, and delicious.  Give it a shot and enjoy!

Charlottesville City Market To-Go

Charlottesville City Market To-Go

Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork and eggs, as well as other locally produced goodies.  This is the place to to it.  Charlottesville City Market To-Go is a drive through farmers market where you preorder online, then drive around the market on Saturday to pick up your goods.  Here’s how it works.

1. Go to the online site Charlottesville City Market To-Go.

2. Set up an account and choose a time slot.

3. Shop for some Hand-Gathered Eggs among other veggies, meats, pastries, and more (Search feature allows you to look for products or your favorite vendor).

4. Show up Saturday morning at your chosen time, drive through the horse-shoe market where your goods are loaded in your trunk, then you’re on your way.

That’s it.  A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air in a safe way.  Take your favorite beverage, put on your favorite tunes, and enjoy a Saturday morning drive.  Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area.  Hope to see you there!

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!

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family

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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