This Week ‘Round The Farm

Ag Humor

I just love taking classes at our local ag center #farmhumor 😂

Bob being Bob

Bob is literally the sweetest pony I have ever met 🥰.

Ray Selfie

Ray’s selfie skills are unparalleled. Mine could use some work 📸.

Slinging Hay Together

Slinging hay with my ride or die🥰.

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1 Chicken – 3 Meals!

Whole Bird

While we are so thankful for all we have, it never hurts to find new ways to stretch every dollar a bit further. So here is how I turn 1 chicken (or turkey) into 3 meals;

Day 1 – Meal 1: Crockpot Whole Chicken


                              • 1 thawed 5-6lb chicken
                              • 1 onion
                              • 1 stick butter thawed
                              • 1 TB dried rosemary
                              • 1 tsp dried thyme
                              • 1 tsp garlic powder
                              • 1 tsp salt
                              • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Cut onion into thick rings and place in bottom of pot.Place thawed, dried chicken on top of onions. Combine softened butter with remaining ingredients and mix well. Coat chicken with herbed butter and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

Day 2 – Meal 2: Tacos!

Strip the carcass of remaining breast/leg meat and shred. Place in a skillet with 1/4c chicken broth and taco seasoning (I make mine with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and dried minced onion). Heat for 5-10 minutes until liquid is reduced. Serve on warm tortillas with cheese, lettuce and tomato!

Day 3 – Meal 3: Chicken (or turkey) Soup

Place the carcass spine up in a crockpot and add 4-6 cups chicken broth. (I’ll fully admit to using Better Than Bullion, just prepare according to directions on the jar).  Add corn, peas, carrots and celery and cook for 4-6 hours on low. Carefully remove carcass (try to leave the spine intact, those little bones are a pain to pick out later), strip remaining meat and add back to soup. Cook egg noodles according to the package and add back to the crock for 30-45 minutes before serving.

There you go.  1 chicken, 3 meals.  Of course, you can also make chicken salad, chicken casseroles, BBQ … the options or endless.  These are just a couple ideas to make your chicken (and money) go further.  Looking for Pastured Poultry, we’ve got you covered!  We’d love to hear what you do with your chicken.  Let us know and thanks for following.

Shop Small Saturday & Save!

Charlottesville City Market

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and we want to express our thanks and gratitude for choosing small businesses for your needs.  It allows us to do what we love and in turn make available locally raised food for you and your family.

It’s not lost on us the inconvenience of coming to the farm or visiting the market on cold and cloudy days, but your support means the world to us and we can’t say thanks enough.

As a thanks, this Saturday we’re taking $5 off any order over $50.  We’re also taking $10 off any order over $100.   Just use coupon code thanks5off or thanks10off when checking out online.  If purchasing at Charlottesville City Market this Saturday, just mention you saw this email.

We’re very thankful for your business and support and wish you all the best this Holiday Season.

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

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 8am – 12 noon.  Now open to in person shopping.  There is also a preorder drive through if you prefer to not leave your car.  Just go to Charlottesville City Market To-Go.

Farmers in the Park – Every Wednesday from 3pm – 7pm – In person shopping with food, arts, crafts, and lots more.

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!

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