August 5, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
With the help our incredible staff and volunteers Farm Fest 2017 was a big success! The weather was perfect and we're thankful for the hundreds of folks that came out to enjoy a fun day at the farm. A big shoutout to our farm vendors and food trucks! Checkout the photos...
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July 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that imported grass-fed beef from foreign countries can be legally labeled and sold as "Product of USA"? You may also be surprised to learn that cattle fed grain by-products in a feedlot can still be sold to consumers under the label of "100% Grassfed." Matter of fact, everyday thousands of pounds of this falsely labeled beef is being sold to unsuspecting consumers at a premium price in upscale​ grocery stores across the United States. This is probably one of the biggest scams in the meat industry. So if you can't trust companies or the USDA to label products honestly, how can you ever know the truth behind the products you buy? There's really only one way to know the real truth and that is to get to know the farmer who raises your food! This is why we're filming a series of short videos that provide an overview of how we raise our animals at Seven Sons. Part 1 of this video series gives you a glimpse of our cattle enterprise and as a bonus we also provide you with some tips to help ensure you're getting the real thing when shopping for true grassfed beef.
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June 17, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
This Father's Day we're sharing our personal favorite quotes for your inspiration and encouragement. Happy Father's Day!
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June 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Road finally open! After being close for 6 months, you can now turn south onto Aboite Road from Lafayette Center Road. Look forward to seeing you out at the farm soon.​
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May 6, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that farmers can employ laying hens as a natural form of pest control agents in cattle pastures? The idea is that when chickens follow behind grazing animals, the bird's presence act to disrupt the life cycles of pest and parasites. This simply comes down to taking advantage of biomimicry to harness the symbiotic relationships that exist between grazing animals and birds. This production model is something we've adapted from Joel Salatin's Polyface Farms. Take a look at the video to see how this works:
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March 31, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
We're pleased to welcome 7 baby goslings as the newest and cutest members of our farm. Believe it or not, these little fuzz balls will grow up to a mature weight of 10-15 pounds. Because of their large size and protective behavior, these full grown geese will protect our flocks of pastured laying hens from predators such as hawks and eagles and even ground predators such as raccoons, minks, and foxes.
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March 25, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
In this video, Blaine and Bruce give a quick demonstration of how your eggs are washed, graded, and packaged.
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March 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
How you earn credit: 1. Log in to your account and click the "Referrals" tab. 2. Share your referral link on social media or any way you see fit. 3. When someone uses your link to create an account and pays for their first order you earn $5 in store credit.
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February 25, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Last week was our first official week offering home delivery and we are delighted with such a positive response from so many customers. In this post Blaine gives us the lowdown on how our first week of home delivery orders went.
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January 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Come along with us on a one day Amtrak train trip we recently took to visit Eataly in Chicago. Eataly is the world's largest Italian marketplace featuring several fine Italian restaurants, food and beverage counters a bakery, an old world meat market and much more.
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December 31, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
2016 has now come to a close. It was an exciting year for Seven Sons, we saw our eggs make it into several major retailers, began work on an ambitious warehouse expansion, added several new pickup locations, and much more. Needless to say it has been a very busy yet exciting year for us.
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December 31, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that every minute over 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. Video has undoubtedly changed the way our society consumes information. At Seven Sons we believe this new communication medium can be a powerful tool to engage our customers in a meaningful way and even share our practices with other farmers around the entire world. Last year alone our farm's videos received over 56,000 views totaling over 106,000 minutes viewed by folks from 180 different countries. Just incase you missed them, here's our top 5 farm videos from 2016...
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