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What a Great Weekend

written by

Joe Koopsen

posted on

January 23, 2023

We had an amazing time in Texas this past week!

Several members of Joe's Farm attended the APPPA conference in Allen, TX. Joe has the privilege of serving on the board of APPPA. If you are a farmer raising poultry, are thinking about raising poultry, or are a consumer who wants to be more informed on where and how your food is raised, be sure to check out APPPA!

I (Joe) also had the privilege of joining Brett and Harry on the Meat Mafia Podcast in Austin, TX! We discuss all things chickens. From how we raise chickens here at Joe's Farm to commercial chicken farms to egg nutrition and everything in between! We also had some great conversations about the importance of pasture raising meat and what consumers should be looking for from their local farmers. Make sure to follow the Meat Mafia Podcast to learn more!



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Anticipating the New Season

It is MARCH and we are feeling like Spring here at Joe's Farm. There is nothing quite like the anticipation of a new season. The weather is starting to warm (a few days more than normal) and we are getting ready to welcome our new baby chicks very soon. We are starting to see the end of the lists we made in the Fall. Hours spent on calendars and schedules. Days spent thinking through plans that will all soon become a reality. There is excitement in the air on the Farm! Over the past week, one very large development has been under construction. Last year, our farm expanded to include a new pasture. It is located right next to one of our farm properties. With this additional land, we are able to expand our production capabilities. This year, we plan to produce over TWICE as many broilers as we produced in 2023! This means, more infrastructure as well. Below, you will see photos from last week where we had NINE new coops assembled! Although, this is all very exciting for those here on Joe's Farm, this is really even more exciting to us because this means the demand for pasture-raised chicken is GROWING! So many farmers we talk to have said they can't keep up with the demand. This is AMAZING! People are asking questions and doing research. They are shopping local and buying from farms they trust! We are just one of many farms working to bring ethically raised meats to market. We are grateful you are here. Every week, we are getting more and more questions through our social media and website asking about our practices. This is such an encouragement to us! It shows how much you care. We have reflected on a lot of things this week, with growth comes some fears about the unknowns. We are so excited to embrace whatever challenges lie ahead, but you can be confident that even as we grow, our principles and values will not change. We are committed to maintaining our high standards whether we raise 100 chickens or 100,000. We know there are a lot of new names on our email list and social media accounts. First, we want to say thank you! Welcome! We would also like to share a few things that we feel are fundamental to us here at Joe's Farm. One example would be the length of time our chicks are on pasture. While baby chicks need the protection of a brooder barn at first, they are not meant to stay in a barn. Our protocol is to have our birds on pasture for over 50% of their lives. All of our broilers are moved to pasture when they are 3 weeks old. Another important part of our process in raising broilers, is the feed they eat. We have both non-GMO feed for our broilers and corn-free soy-free Organic. Another part of our process is DAILY movement! Each coop is hooked up to our tractor and moved until there is fresh grass under the entire coop. This gives them not only feed and water, but fresh vegetation, worms, and bugs along with sunlight and fresh air. Members of our team walk along while we move the coops helping the birds move along and looking for any potential issues. These are just a few examples of what care goes into the food we bring to your table. If you want to follow along with us this season, make sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram links. We will also share here on our Farm Newsletter. In closing, we want to share just how grateful we are to each one of you. The support shown by not only our amazing local community, but also all over the country. It is so incredible and humbling to be able spend our days caring for the land and the animals who use it. ~ The Joe’s Farm Team

We are Shipping Again

We are SHIPPING AGAIN!!Our Pasture-Raised Meats….Shipped to Your DoorLast summer, we made the difficult decision to pause our shipping program. Our Farm Store was growing rapidly (HUGE shout out to our amazing and supportive local community) and I (Danielle) was still getting myself settled into my new role here on Joe’s Farm. Now that we have gotten our systems in place and some new strategies (and training) under our belts, we are so excited to be relaunching our SHIPPING PROGRAM again! We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has waited so patiently for us to begin shipping again. Some of you have been ordering from Joe since he first started offering shipping a couple years ago. We are grateful for your support and look forward to bringing you our pasture-raised meats once again. Quick details:We are finishing up making sure our inventory is accurate. Once everything is ready, our products will show up again on our website. Our first shipping day will be February 19th, 2024 (with orders closing the before Sunday at 11:59pm)If you are new to our farm, follow the “click to shop” button below and you can see if your zip code is in our shipping radius. If you haven’t already, you can also sign up and make an account through our website. We are running low on some of our products. If you don’t see something you are looking for, feel free to send us an email and we can add you to our “restock alert” email list!  COMING SOON:During our shipping break, we were able to spend some time coming up with new ideas for how to streamline our processes for ourselves as well as our customers. One of those ways is through a new program; Joe’s Farm Club subscription boxes! While we will still offer our ala carte shopping option, we are excited to be able to send our carefully curated farm boxes to your door with just the click of a button! No more needing to remember to place an order, we will take down your preferences and have a box ready to go for you every month! We also will offer our Joe’s Farm Club members early access to new products as well as knowing you will get all the premium cuts even when our stock runs low. For more details on our subscription boxes, keep reading below! Again, thank you to our customers (both local and all over the country), for your continued support. Here at Joe’s Farm, we love getting to help bring our quality meats to your family table.   ~~~~ Danielle

Farm Store

Our farm store just got a major restock! Grilling season is right around the corner and we have a variety of cuts available. Our featured steaks include porterhouse, sizzlers, t-bone and delmonicos. We also have our summer sausages and snacking sticks.  An exciting change is happening in our farm store. We will soon be accepting credit cards through a self service point of sale system! We currently accept Venmo, cash and check but we know that sometimes a credit card is a more convenient option. Make sure to watch for a future email (as well as on our social media) for information but it should be ready to use by this weekend! We hope this makes our shopping experience even better for our local customers!