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This Week ‘Round The Farm – 01/19/2023

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 01/19/2023

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The Help

Safety first for this crew 🔨

Water malfunction

Cows made an ice rink and were unsure if our repair work was up to code 🔧

Driving Lessons

Driving lessons are really paying off 🚗

Stray Dog

 We might have a soft spot for skinny stray hound dogs 😍  She’s nursed back to health and doing great as a new pet.

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You Do You!

You Do You

It’s that time of year again, where the masses are pressured to overhaul their homes, bodies, mindset, life. You name it, we’re supposed to change it. We will all be inundated with ads trying to convince us that some facet of our lives is lacking and that we are in some way, not up to par. It happens every year. 

But this year, I propose a change. Maybe this is the year that we block out the noise of those claiming that we are not enough, and adamantly declare “WE ARE!”. Dear friend, let this be the year that we look upon ourselves with grace and kindness and know that we are worthy. We have a whole new year ahead of us, and how wonderful would it be if we learned to give ourselves the gift of love and compassion. To value the victories, however small, that happen every single day and to truly believe that we are enough, just as we are. 

Because that is the truth. You are worthy of every good thing coming your way exactly as you are in this moment. You see, human value is not measured in awards or achievements or numbers on the scale or how clean your kitchen floor is. Your worth is inherent. This amazing, beautiful universe saw it fit to create you, the one and only, and you are needed, valued and loved just for being you. So please start this year knowing that you are safe to slow down and trust that you are enough.

Farm Updates

Lots of Cool Things Happening!

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Spring is approaching and we can’t wait.  Gardening, smell of freshly cut grass, and longer days!  …. OK, it’s currently raining, cold, and super muddy as I type this so I’m projecting a bit.  We are excited though as we have so much planned for this spring.

The barn is coming along, slowly but surely.  Concrete still to be poured, electric wiring, grading (for the road), and fencing, but we’re getting there.  Once complete, it will be the pick-up / meeting area / farm store and all things farm related.  We super excited and full steam ahead.

Pastured Poultry is planned for this year, with our first offering around June.  Our goal is to produce enough by the end of the year to carry us through following spring so you don’t have to go without.

We’ll also be tripling our layer flock this year, to ensure eggs are in stock.  Our birds are currently a bit on the older side (~ 2.5 years) and coupled with the season, just not producing much.  Look forward to plenty of eggs in stock this spring.

We’re doubling our pig this year to ensure we have more bratwurst, kielbasa, sausage, and all of your favorite cuts.  We’ll also be offering Pork Shares around April and October this year.  If that’s something your interested in, keep those dates in mind.

Grass-fed Beef of course will be in-stock.  We’ll also be offering Beef Shares about every 2 months starting in May.  We’re bulking up the herd and full steam ahead.

We have some other projects we’re considering, but we’ll keep those under wraps for now.  Wishing you the best for 2023 and thanks for following along and keeping it local!

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!

Round Longbottom Farm 2022 Family Photo

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 – (April – December) 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 – 12/02/2022

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 12/02/2022

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Poo Cup

Thank you Yeti for having a lid that closes and saves me from getting 💩 in my coffee while moving cows 🐮

Piglets

11 baby pigs feels like a billion baby pigs 🐷

Electricity to Barn

We’re thiiiiiis close to having power at the barn 💥

Small but Mighty

Small but mighty! This one gets it done ✅

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Holiday Gift Boxes

Free Delivery on 12/22 and 12/23 in Holiday-Themed Gift Boxes

Holiday Gift Box

The season is upon us.  Time for gift giving, getting together with family, and the wonder of holiday travel.  It’s also the time for good food and celebrations.  That’s where we come in.  Our Holiday Gift boxes consist of Longbottom Farm Grassfed Beef and Pastured Pork.  They are delivered to your family or friends door just before Christmas on 12/22 and 12/23. 

Free Delivery on 12/22 & 12/23 to the Charlottesville Area!

We can meet your gift recipient at the door or leave the order in a cooler if more convenient (Package size is 16 x 12 x 6).  Simply order online, select your package, and choose ‘Free Delivery’ at checkout. 

Holiday-Themed Box!

Your beef or pork order will come in a Holiday-themed gift box perfect for the season.  Presentation matters, especially during the Holidays so we’ve got you covered.  The box is recyclable cardboard and easily disposable.

Convenience!

Stay home, and let us deal with the Holiday traffic and chaos.  Kick your feet up knowing your family member or friend will be receiving Pasture-Raised Goodness right on their doorstep.  Get them while they last and Happy Holidays from Jason, Lexi, and Family!

What Else is Happening at the LBF?

Christmas Cow

We have a couple beef and pork shares left.  We’re finally getting more dates and with the lul in market from January – April, we’re hoping to make a couple more shares available. 

Our egg production is way down as happens when the winter hits.  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 at limited times until Spring when we’re near tripling our flock!

The barn has power!!!  Just one plug so far, but we’re using that to its max, haha.  Now that we’re wired for power, over the next couple months we’ll be adding lights, fans, heat, and all the comforts we (and our animals) will appreciate.  Water is connected and just waiting on a couple animal auto-waters to be installed before turning that on.  Sharing this because we want the barn to be a place to meet you, hang out, and share more of what happens here on the farm.  Part of our dream with this farm is to share what we do, and what better way than an area where we can kick up our feet, enjoy a cup of coffee, and enjoy a birds eye view of what goes on here at Longbottom Farm.  Coming 2023!!

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 Happy Holidays!

Round Longbottom Farm 2022 Family Photo

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 – 10/18/2022

This Week ‘Round The Farm – 10/18/2022

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Sheep Taking Over

The sheep are taking over 🐑

Thumbs Up

Our automatic gate opener is the best! ❤️

Don't Eat That!

She managed to steal a sweatshirt, 3 pairs of gloves and take a drink of Jason’s coffee all in about 15 minutes ☕️

12 Years!

Celebrated 12 years of wedded bliss 🥂

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Easy Stuffed Peppers 

With Chorizo & Ground Beef

Stuffed Chorizo Peppers

I don’t know about you, but I love an easy dinner recipe. By the end of the day (when I’m running out of steam) I need a simple, easy and nutritious meal that doesn’t require a trip to the Himalayas or the milk of Ugandan sea goat.This often leads me to making the same old recipes day after day. But no more! These delicious stuffed peppers are packed with flavor and pasture raised protein.They save well and can be made ahead (or even frozen) for even more flexibility. With added vegetables it’s a home run in our house!

Ingredients: 

Optional:

  • 1 cup cooked rice or cauliflower rice
  • 1 ½ cup spinach

Directions

 

1.     Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray oil and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Cut bell peppers from top to bottom and remove seeds. Place peppers cut side up in prepared baking dish.

2.     In a skillet or dutch oven, brown chorizo and ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked.  Add marinara (and optional cooked rice and spinach if desired) cook until well incorporated, then remove from heat and add cheese. Stir well.

3.      Spoon filling into pepper halves and bake for 30-35 minutes until peppers are tender.

We like to serve with a bit more cheese and sour cream.  That’s it and Enjoy!

A Few Reminders

Napping Dogs

We are sold out of Pastured Poultry for the year but plan to begin April of 2023.  Apologies and thanks for your patience.  

We’ll be taking pigs next week and will be fully restocked on Kielbasa, Ground Pork, and Bratwurst.  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.

Apologies to everyone waiting on Beef Shares.  The demand has way outpaced what we can produce, but we’re working on getting more processing dates and beefing up (see what I did there ) our herd.  Thanks for your patience.  

That barn is proceeding way behind schedule but the shell is up.  Once electricity and water are installed, we’ll be good to go.  This will become the new pick-up area with freezers and expanded pick-up times and days!  Farm store and more to follow.  Hoping for late November but likely early 2023. 

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.

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