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This Week ‘Round The Farm – 12/13/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 12/13/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

sunset

Sunsets get the glory, but I’m more of a sunrise gal myself ☀️.

Stringing fence

Fridays are for fencing. Every. Single. Friday. For the rest of my life …

pups

They prefer the randomly discarded kids coat to the cozy dog bed.

coffee

Every good sunrise deserves a good cup of coffee. Check out this weeks email for coupons on our new custom roasts ☕️!

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Wake up with Longbottom Farm Coffee!

Farm Tour Sampler

Not much gets done here on the farm without a good cup-of-joe.  Thanks to quarantine, the ability to brew a great cup coffee at home has become more important than ever. From the moment that first sip touches your soul and whispers “You can do this”, our coffees are here to get you through your day.  That’s why we’re excited to be offering three varieties of custom roasted coffees to get you up and crowing!

Use Coupon Code  wakeup25  at checkout to get 25% off your first order of coffee.  

Farm Updates and 2021

Just a few updates to keep in mind, and a little bit about where we’re at and where we’re going.  This will be our last email before the New Year.  

Beef: Cattle going in this week.  We’ll be fully restocked either the last week of December or 1st week of January.  

Coffee: Super excited to be offering this year round!

Chicken: We’ll be getting our first chicks around April / May of 2021. Should be available for purchase June / July of 2021.  We’ll be offering whole birds, cuts, wings, gizzards, broth packs, and more!

Eggs: Plenty to go around.  You may have noticed that aren’t many blue / green eggs.  Those we got this year just aren’t laying much compared to the brown and white egg layers.  Its all good though as they’r happy hens and we’ll take what they give us.

While we’re doubling our efforts on beef and pork, we’re also looking into providing other products such as coffee and honey just to name a couple.  These will be from local farms / businesses who produce these items as we would if time permitted.  We want to provide your with a more options and convience when shopping.  COVID has revealed that supply chains can really be disrupted and staple items hard to get.  Hopefully working with a few local farms / business will mean more options for you now and when times are tough.    Sorry, no toilet paper deals yet. 

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!  Happy holidays and best wishes in 2021!  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 – 11/28/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 11/28/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

hanging out

Someone overestimated his abilities 🐈.

bed head and hammer

Bed head and a hammer. My fencing buddy gets the job done 🔨.

cattle drive

Semiannual migration was a success. I love walking the cows 🐄.

chicken wranglin'

She finally caught Queenie all by herself 🐓.

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Mississippi Pot Roast

Pot Roast

It’s that time of year again.  Frosty mornings and early sunsets.  Its fall and that means comfort foods.  One of our favorites is known as Mississippi Pot Roast.  According to Southern Living, this recipe was shared by Robin Chapman of Ripley, Mississippi in the early 90s.  It took off from there, and is now a favorite of many looking for that perfect fall dish.

There are no rules to which roast you use.   We like Bone-in Chuck Roast as it’s a trifecta of goodness which is nutrient rich bone, savory meat, & flavorful fat.  Rump Roast, Top Round, or Sirloin Tip are also great choices as well.  Break out the Crock-Pot or dutch oven (or Instant Pot at ~ half the cooking time) and give it shot!

Ingredients:

– 1 pkt  brown gravy
– 1 pkt ranch dressing mix
– 1/2 -1 stick of butter depending on how buttery you’re feeling
– Pepperoncini or pickled peppers to taste (we use about 10-15 slices to keep it mild for our young ones)
– 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
– Carrots (as many as you want)
– Potatoes (as many as you want; fingerling or diced)
– 1 Onion (your preference)
– 3 Celery sticks (chopped)

How to Make:

Throw everything in your preferred cooking vessel and cook for 8 hours on low or 4-6 on high (low and slow is best).  About half this time if using an Instant Pot.

Tweak it to your taste by adding other spices or veggies that you like.  No rules here!  That’s it and Enjoy!

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 – 11/08/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 11/08/2020

This Week ‘Round The Farm

Death Star

Our littlest farm hand accidentally made the Death Star .

Web

Spiders are so festive 🕷

Rosie

Rosie is always first in line for treats 🍬.

Clean Trailer

After scrubbing the stock trailer for 4 hours, I just have one question; Why is there poop on the ceiling?!?!? 💩

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What You Should Know About Pastured Pork

Blade Chops

 

We recently had a question asking, “what’s the difference between your pork and commercial pork you get in the store?”. It’s a great question and one that has many answers. We love our fellow pork connoisseurs digging deeper into where their food comes from and how it’s raised. Like you, we had the same questions. What is the difference? Here’s some things you should know.

 

Our Pork: Pigs raised outside on pasture promoting healthy animals (fresh air, sunlight, foraging)
Commercial Pork: Confined in large buildings leading to poor health (unsanitary conditions, close confinement)

Our Pork: Natural growth without antibiotics or hormones.
Commercial Pork: Routinely fed antibiotics & drugs like Paylean (banned in 160 countries) to promote growth.

Our Pork: Heritage breed genetics favoring health & taste
Commercial Pork: Industrial genetics for fast growth

Our Pork: Sows (mama pigs) conceive and birth naturally when the time is right.
Commercial Pork: Sows are kept in farrowing crates for the majority of their lives.

Our Pork: 13,000 square foot per pig on pasture
Commercial Pork: 6-8 square foot per pig on concrete

Our Pork: Pig manure fertilizes the land
Commercial Pork: Pig manure is treated as toxic waste pollutes water ways

Our Pork: Raised in small groups of 10-20 pigs & free outdoors.
Commercial Pork: Raised in large buildings containing 1000s of confined pigs.

Our Pork: Higher micro-nutrient content (Vitamins E, D, and selenium)
Commercial Pork: Increased drug-resistant bacteria.

In short, we’re trying to heal the land, promote a sustainable model that’s good for the environment and animals, and provide a healthier and tastier product. A pork of old or craft pork if you will. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Keep the questions coming and all the best!

 

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.

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