EDUCATION & RESOURCES

Closing the door on 2021 & looking ahead to 2022

Closing the door on 2021 & looking ahead to 2022

The things we've done, the goals that we have set & the dreams that we work to make a reality. 2021, you were a long hard year. You taught us so much about the business owners that we are & all of the small things that truly matter most. Things don’t happen to you, they happen FOR you. Our farm had an amazing year & we have you all to thank. We opened our farm store. This one is still a doozy for me to even think about. I truly still can't find the words to explain what we went...

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Farm Wife Favorites Holiday Gift Guide

Farm Wife Favorites Holiday Gift Guide

A Farm Wife's Holiday Gift Guide I've found that farmers are some of the hardest people on Earth to shop for when it comes to the holidays. Here are some of our favorite's here at Hidden Creek to make this season's giving effortless. 1. Carhartt Relaxed Fit Fleece Pullover       This pullover by Carhartt has already sold out multiple times!! It's flying off of the shelves & we already know that it's going to be under a whole lot of Christmas trees come December. I was able to snag this color, malt, during Carhartt's last restock & after...

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Farm Kids Christmas List

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Farm Kids Christmas List

A Gift Guide For All Of the Little Farmers in Your Life. 1. Columbia Fleece Zip-Up Jacket This jacket from Columbia has become a staple in our household. It comes in a variety of colors and we have it in each size. It's lightweight yet warm, making it perfect for layering. Thin enough to wear in a carseat, this jacket is functional for every day life & for around the farm. Our boys can wear this alone on a mild day or we can layer it underneath of their bibs & heavy coat for extra warmth. Available sizes range from...

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WHY BUYING LOCAL DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN BUYING CHEAPER.

WHY BUYING LOCAL DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN BUYING CHEAPER.

"People actually buy your meat for those prices? Ugh." Real life words from a customer on her first time into our store. I gently replied, "Yes, ma'am. Our meat sales are the bread and butter of our business. The produce just fills the store." She stared at me blankly and continued to the checkout counter to purchase her apples and oranges. I wasn't offended, as we have a hard time keeping our freezers full to begin with but later on thinking about the interaction, I did see it as a teachable moment.  While not buying meat directly from a local...

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Fresh Chicken Is Rigor Mortis

Fresh Chicken Is Rigor Mortis

Yup, I said it...RIGOR MORTIS. Here is a few reasons why you may want to rethink that 'fresh' chicken request. Last year, when we were solely processing on the farm, we would have people say, 'I can't wait to get home & cook this!' We would warn them not to, but they'd do it anyway in excitement & then would comment that the meat was tougher than usual. If you are unfamiliar, rigor mortis is the process in which the joints & muscles stiffen a few hours after death & lasts for 1-4 days. While many associate this process with...

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