Celebrating the Solstice

written by

MoSo Farm

posted on

June 25, 2023

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One week ago we celebrated this longest week of the year with live music, good food, and over 120 people who gathered on the farm for our Summer Solstice Show. This was the third show we’ve hosted on the farm and it’s quickly becoming apparent that these summer solstice shows will become an annual tradition.

The Natures opened the evening, our Sowash Family Band then played our favorite tunes, and Fat Bear Collective took the stage as the sun went down. CJ grilled 85 burgers from our beef raised here on the farm, accompanied by buns made by Athens Bread Company, cheese from Snowville Creamery, and lettuce from the Chesterhill Produce Auction. And many people brought delicious salads and dishes to share. It was an evening of celebrating local — our local food system, musicians, and community.

We ended the night with a dance party and glow sticks! We’re still reveling in the magic of the evening and being surrounded by so many good friends, family, and new faces. 

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Beef Bundles for Sale

Beef bundles are a great way to taste a variety of beef cuts without committing to buying a full quarter. These bundles range from 9 to 15 lbs. We will be offering two pickup locations — one in Athens on Friday, July 14th and the other in Columbus on Saturday, July 15th. Please reach out with any questions!

A Bit of Everything Bundle - $165.00

Want to try all cuts of beef but don’t have freezer space to buy in bulk? This bundle includes a variety of steaks, patties, ground beef and short ribs.

  • 2 Premium Bone-In Steaks (T-bones, ribeyes, or porterhouse - 1 inch thick)
  • 1 Sirloin Steak
  • 1 Round Steak
  • 16 Burger Patties (4 packs of 1/4 lb patties)
  • 4 lbs of Ground Beef (1 lb tubes)
  • 1 Pack of Short Ribs

Burger Bundle - $85.00

Fire up the grill for this burger bundle of ground beef and patties!

  • 4 lbs of Ground Beef (1 lb tubes)
  • 24 Burger Patties (6 packs of 1/4 lb Patties)

Taco Night Bundle - $90.00

Everything you need for taco night! Marinade the round steak for fajitas, slow cook the stew meat for shredded beef, or cook the ground beef for classic taco meat.

  • 1 Round Steak
  • 5 lbs of Ground Beef (1 lb tubes)
  • 3 lbs of Stew Meat

What I’m reading…

Gilead | Book by Marilynne Robinson | “Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart.”

What I’m listening to…

Our Family Band Playlist includes most of the songs in the Sowash Family Band repertoire! Couldn’t make it to the solstice show? Listen through these songs to get a taste of what we played.

On Being with Krista Tippett | Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows - What a world you’ve got inside you.’ | A new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet has been released in a world in which his voice and vision feel as resonant as ever before. 

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