Tasty Turkey Contest Winners!

This year we held our first ever “Tasty Turkey Contest”.  Folks who purchased their Thanksgiving turkey from our farm had the opportunity to submit the recipe they used and have it graded by our good friend Chef Joseph Hewett at The Indigo Duck in Franklin, IN.  After careful review, our contest winners are:

  • First Place – Sue Mogel – $40 Dinner Gift Certificate to The Indigo Duck in Franklin, IN
  • Second Place – David Feinburg – $35 Gift Certificate to Simpson’s Farm Market
  • Third Place – David Feinburg – $25 Gift Certificate to U-Relish in City Market
  • Fourth Place – Despi Ross – One pound of locally roasted coffee beans from Harvest Cafe
  • Fifth Place – Meaghen Nelson – One bottle of extra virgin aged olive oil from Artisanos Oils & Spices
  • Honorable Mention –  Lynne Goodin – Breakfast box from Fermenti Artisan, local chefs using local foods

Be sure to check-out Sue’s winning recipe and photo of her finished Thanksgiving Turkey.



Farm Store Open This Monday

In our recent email newsletter, we shared a couple of news tidbits we don’t want anyone to miss out on if you’re not signed up to receive our e-mail newsletters.

Shop Right on the Farm!

This coming Monday, September 19th, our farm store will be open from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for on farm purchases. All our chicken and pork products will be in stock and available for immediate pickup. As an added bonus, we’ll give you 5% off of your entire purchase (no minimum required).

All Pork Products Back In Stock

As many of you found out this week, we ran out of a lot of our pork products over Labor Day weekend. Not to fear, they will all be available this Saturday! We are totally restocked on pork chops, bratwurst, pork burgers, shoulder roasts, ham and bacon. Stop by and see us on Saturday morning from 8 a.m.- Noon at either the Binford or Greenwood Farmer’s Markets!

Katy She Cooks

We really enjoy getting to know our customers on a personal level and understanding why the food we raise is important to them. One of our more recent regular shoppers is Katy Carter. Katy is a transplant from Mississippi who is passionate about local food, cooking, her husband and of course her kids. Sound familiar? Yeah, it did to us too.

Learn more about Katy and see some of the wonderful recipes she has to share here.

Did You See Us In The Indy Star?

Thanks to Chef Joe and Staff at The Indigo Duck located in Franklin, IN for choosing us as their favorite local farmer in the Going Local week special edition inside the Indy Star. Joe and his crew source as many local ingredients as possible for the dishes they serve, and we appreciate their support of our farm.

To read our post, click here


Simpson Farm Featured with The Indigo Duck in the Indystar

Simpson Farm and The Indigo Duck in IndystarSome of you may have seen us mentioned in a recent Indy Star news article for their “Going Local Week: Culinary pros share their favorite finds“. Simpson Family Farm was highlighted as the favorite find for Joseph Hewitt, our friends and owner/executive chef of The Indigo Duck down in Franklin.

This is what Joseph had to say about us in the article:

Chicken from Simpson’s Farm Market in Martinsville. It’s produced by a seventh-generation family farmer, Darby Simpson, and his family. Darby raises the best chicken (“pastured poultry”) I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and I enjoy serving it — from buttermilk-fried to slow jerk roasted.

Darby and his family visited The Indigo Duck last weekend for lunch and it was absolutely a fantastic meal. If you’re looking for a dining experience outside of your normal routine, we highly recommend visiting the Hewitt’s down at The Indigo Duck. Oh, and you might just start making it part of your normal routine.

Something else you can add to your routine is stopping by and visiting us today at the farmer’s markets. Darby will be at the Binford Farmer’s Market today and Kim will be back in at the Greenwood Farmer’s Market on the south side.

You’ll be able to pick up some of our pastured poultry and pork for yourself today. We’re also taking orders now for Thanksgiving and Christmas pastured turkeys. Stock up on chicken wings for the freshly started NFL season or perhaps grab a few smoked ham hocks and chicken frames for a rich and hearty soup to go with this cooler weather starting to show-up on our calendars.

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