Woowee, it's not even the end of January and already 2021 is shaping up to be one heck of a Sideways year!
Mama B, Bernadette, Elizabeth (Liz), and Samantha have spent the last couple of weeks reviewing the past year, and taking the time to strengthen our foundation to ensure we've got Fields of Athenry Farm shop and Side Saddle Bistro prepared for a 2021 bushwacking adventure; and are happy to say: we're ready for the ride!
Some great things we want you to know:
Frozen Meat Sale!
You've asked when the next sale is, and we're here to say: January 21 - 24 (regular hours) and January 28-31 (regular hours) all meats in the freezers are 25% off!
It is first come first serve, and solely for farm shop pick-up, so be sure to come in early!
Side Saddle Bistro is taking reservations for private dinners and small private parties!!!
While it's not sustainable for us right now to operate as a normal bistro, we are thrilled to say we can do private dinners and small private parties. The space would be completely yours, no one else would be allowed in (a perfect option for those who are Covid conscious); you would have full bar service; and we would work with you to craft a unique menu for you and your special guest(s). Reservations are required two weeks in advance.
Website Update: Pre-Order Holiday Menus!
We took your comments and suggestions for tweaking holiday online ordering to heart, and we are happy to say: we're rolling out pre-order forms for each holiday!! The pre-order forms should be available next week, along side our Holiday Order Schedule and Deadlines.
Beta Testing for Farmer Bags
In the coming weeks, we will be launching our beta test run of a new product bundle option: Farmer Bags!
The Farmer Bags will be insulated totes with our logo on it that will have about 30 pounds of some top selections of our FOA meats in it (Mama B has already declared she's filling the bags, so you know you are going to get some good cuts!). Our idea is that our Farmer Bags will become a quarterly buy in option for folks interested in buying bulk, frozen choice cuts; and as this is a new concept for us, we will be running a beta trial to get your honest thoughts, suggestions, comments, etc.
For the beta trial, we will have a cap at 6 Farmer Bags, and we will be looking to keep in close contact with the 6 customers to make sure we do this right! We're still in the development process of this, but are hoping to be able to launch our beta trial by the end of next month. Be sure to follow our social media accounts and this blog so we can keep you up to to date on the launching of our Beta Trial!
Get Sideways! A Community
Get Sideways! is going to become a bit more of a bigger deal for us and how we connect with you.
We know a lot of you miss the old farm and being able to really meet with us, hear how we're doing, and see what the farm animals (especially the farm pups!) are up to; so in an effort to be both covid conscious and still connect with you, we're going to really start utilizing our digital options!
We're looking at creating special community spaces for our Get Sideways People -- those of you who, like us, are dedicated to healthy eating, good community work, and enjoying life! -- can come together, share laughs and recipes, hear about farm life, what's going on at the shop, and keep in touch with one another. We're currently working on which digital spaces will work best for us and you to connect on (and we certainly will take recommendations!), but keep an eye out for more information on this as we really cannot wait to connect with you all again!
Well, that's all the exciting news we have for you this week! Be sure to come in to take advantage of our frozen meat sale, and don't forget that the deadline for next Thursday deliveries is this Sunday at noon! Order Here to get those orders in!!
Till next week!
--- The FOA Team