‘Round The Farm
Just a proud mama and her three sweet babies. Nothing out of the ordinary 🐴 🐑
Took the scenic route home.
If you ever see me cutting fence lines, please don’t laugh 😆
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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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?
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.
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 Delivery – If 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!