Spring 2016 News from the Grasslands….

To download a copy of this year’s Newsletter and Order Form click the link below:

PotterVilla Pastures Spring 2016 News Letter

To read on-line see below:

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

You know it might be a mixed up mid-Michigan winter when it takes until the end of February to finally
get around to “beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” With the recent snow storms after an extremely
mild and unusual “winter,” we nearly forgot that Christmas was in fact past—and actually did slip up and
forget that January is a better time to get the annual Spring Newsletter out! Spring must be launching a
sneak attack this year—nothing like a couple of feet of snowfall after a green and brown (and very
muddy) winter to make you forget that it’s actually springtime…

It has been a busy fall and winter here on the Pastures as we’ve worked to get all the animals safely
moved and housed at the new property as that rehabilitation project continues. With much help from
family and friends, and by God’s blessing, we were able to relocate all the animals by the end of last year
and are looking forward to a lot of fencing project this spring to expand their pastures.

In some ways though, the mild winter has been welcome with spring coming early to the lambing barn—
so far we have had 6 ewes lamb and not a single one of fifteen lambs lost! We have also now had two
healthy litters of pigs and another sow is due soon. God is good!

Once again this year we are planning for three batches of Broiler Chickens for the months of June, July
and August. Prices this year remain steady at $3.25/lb, with last year’s birds averaging close to 6lbs. If
you’ve never tried our poultry before ask how you can get a free sample—we think it’s the best local
chicken you can get!

Our Premium Pork continues to get rave customer reviews too—we would love to help you experience
the best in Bacon this year! We are pleased to again offer these label defying porkers by the half and
whole; pork is available in fall and winter months to complement natural growing cycles. Prices this year
for Premium Pork will also remain the same at $2.75/lb hanging for whole pig orders, and $2.85/lb
hanging for half pig orders which includes the cost for most processing options.

Also this fall Homegrown Lamb will be available, but we will need to know soon if you would like us to
save one for you—most of our lambs are sold as feeders and we only finish out what we have orders for
ahead of time. Lamb prices will also stay the same this year at $3.95/lb, however please remember that
this price does not include processing fees.

We once again look forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with you in the coming year as God
continues to bless them.

Matthew Potter—PotterVilla Pastures

Spring 2015 News from the Grasslands…..

As we experience the annual January thaw and the mud leads us to think of warmer dryer days, it is the perfect time to start thinking ahead about placing your orders for PotterVilla Pastures’ Premium meat products!

The 2015 spring edition of News from the Grasslands is in the mail so if you have purchased one of our products before you should be getting print copy soon.  (If you’d like to read the online version just follow the link on the sidebar!)

In Brief:

*We are planning to continue our expanded batches of Pastured Poultry

*Pork prices are still starting at $2.75/lb hanging weight

*Our Premium Pork Packages are now 10% off for a limited time

*We have a new product survey on the sidebar

 

With the new year, we are looking forward to new plans and opportunities and also eagerly anticipate providing your families with Pastures’ Products you can feel good about eating!

-Matthew

Fall Pork From PotterVilla Pastures

As the days grow shorter and colder, the pigs at the PotterVilla homestead are growing bigger and bigger!

We are also looking ahead to our fall delivery of Pork–Thank you to those who have already ordered and sent back your cutting instructions!  You are an encouragement!

We are currently looking at  a butchering time around the end of November for the fall batch and then we will have a few more pigs available in January or February.

If you haven’t put in your order yet there is still time–we currently have some pork available for this fall and are also taking orders for the first of next year.

Matthew

Thank YOU!

To all those who helped make PotterVilla Pastures’ summer a success this year–Thank You!  We appreciate your continued support this year as we work to provide you with quality Pastured products–like the spectacular broilers that averaged almost 7lbs this year!

As the summer winds down on this Labor Day Holiday weekend, we here at PotterVilla Pastures are thankful for the many ways God has blessed this summer and are looking forward to what He has in store for this fall.

One thing on the horizon sometime in November is PotterVilla Pastured Pork availability!  These porkers are currently spending the hot days lounging in their mud wallows, romping around and eating, eating, eating!  If you haven’t had a chance to sink your teeth into some real pork since great-grandpa quite raising hogs, this is your opportunity.  We are still taking orders for this fall–see the form on the sidebar for more information.

 

 

Chicken Pick-up Day

The days are flitting past with no regard for my to-do list, and while the weeds in the garden have been growing like, well weeds, the animals have been doing their share of growing too!  The chickens are now starting to really fill out and we are on schedule to have your chickens ready to pick on on Friday the 12th of July.

As usual please plan to bring a cooler and pick up your birds here at our homestead between one and five pm.

If you haven’t gotten your order in yet there is still time!  We have birds still available from both this month’s pick-up date and from the batch in August.

Also don’t forget that we are taking orders for Pastured Pork for this fall!  Fill your freezers now to be eating well all winter!

 

 

Great tasting pork is still available from PotterVilla Pastures!

If you have been thinking about the prospect of having high quality meat in your freezer, but haven’t put in your order, now is the time to reserve your pork for the first of November.  The days are flying by; don’t let this opportunity fly past with them!

Raised outside with room to romp and root, the pigs that end up as PotterVilla Pastured Pork are a better class.  While most bacon is raised on commercial confinement farms in cramped quarters, on concrete floors, our pigs have a more natural life—the proof is in the pork!

We work with smaller first class processing businesses that have world class service and attention to detail.  Try getting that kind of commitment from the big city supermarket!  With many options for processing we can make sure you get the meat you like cut and processed the way you like it.

For better flavor, for better quality, for better service, give PotterVilla Pastured Pork a try this fall!

PotterVilla Pastured Pork—Just Better.

Quantities are limited so place your order now for a freezer full of high quality meat this fall.

Hog are sold by 1/2 or whole, $2.70/lb hanging weight processing, smoking and all other fees included!

For more information contact:

Matthew Potter

PotterVilla Pastures

Matthew.pottervilla@gmail.com

517-588-3006

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Room to Romp.

Pork Order Form

PotterVilla Pastured Pork Online Order Form

Please fill out this form to make an order inquiry, and we will contact you shortly to get the details of how you would like your meat cut and processed. (You can now also use our new form on the side bar to enter your cutting instructions.)

Pork prices for 2013 start at $2.85 per pound hanging weight for whole hog orders. These prices include processing for standard cutting instructions. Sausage links, patties, and some other things may incur an additional charge.

Whole Hog -- $2.85/lb hanging weight
Half a Hog -- $2.95/lb hanging weight

Oh, So Good…

When was the last time you had a grilled pork chop so good, you almost thought it was a T-bone steak?

Raised outside with room to romp and root, the pigs that end up as PotterVilla Pastured Pork are a better class.  While most bacon is raised on commercial confinement farms in cramped quarters, on concrete floors, our pigs have a more natural life—the proof is in the pork!

We work with smaller first class processing businesses that have world class service and attention to detail.  Try getting that kind of commitment from the big city supermarket!  With many options for processing we can make sure you get the meat you like cut and processed the way you like it.

The price this year will be $2.70/lb hanging weight, and includes all processing, smoking, and free delivery to the Charlotte area.  For more information on processing options check out this website: www.jeromecountrymarketllc.com

For better flavor, for better quality, for better service, give PotterVilla Pastured Pork a try this fall!

PotterVilla Pastured Pork—Just Better.

Quantities are limited so place your order now for a freezer full of high quality meat this fall.

For more information contact:

Matthew Potter

PotterVilla Pastures

matthew.pottervilla@gmail.com

517-588-3006