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or eggs, the farm does sell young Cinnamon Queen laying
hens for $25.
	 One of the farm's unique concepts is monthly
subscription boxes. The process is simple. Customers
sign up on the farm's website and are contacted by email
a week before the custom box is offered for delivery. The
cost for each box is $150 plus tax. Customers may optout by replying to the email. All meat products are flashfrozen to ensure freshness and premium quality. Each
standard subscription box contains pasture-raised pork or
beef. Pork cut choices include thick-cut bacon, breakfast
sausage, bratwurst, spareribs or loin roasts. Beef choices
include, but are not limited to, sirloin, T-bones, rib-eyes,
roasts and ground beef. Whole hogs and half and whole
beef are available for wholesale or retail to suit each
customer.
	 "We want to provide premium meat to our customers
without them ever leaving their home," Rockael says.
Due to customer demand outside of the 20-mile radius,
the farm added delivery service statewide. Brush Creek
Valley products also are available at the Cuba Mace Supermarket and the Rock Bridge Hy-Vee in Columbia. Their
products also are available at Frisco's Grill & Pub and The
FourWay in Cuba, Just a Taste in St. James and Peaceful
Bend Winery in Steelville.
	 "This opportunity has really opened our eyes to a different market," Rockael says. "We are now really thinking
outside the box."

	 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stubblefields
offered next-day delivery to local customers who couldn't
find meat products in supermarkets. The farm also offers
a recipe blog on its website, full of tips to help customers cook their newly purchased meat products. Recipes
include sausage and cheddar quiche, Missy's biscuits and
gravy, cottage pie, ham and beans and basic meat cooking
tips.
	 The farm was named the 2018 New Business of the Year
by the Cuba Chamber of Commerce. Building on its success, the family has been busy showcasing their products
at many Missouri events. They participated in the Best of
Missouri Life Market Fair at Powell Gardens in Kingsville,
showcasing the "Stubby Chubby Burger" made with their
farm fresh sausage.
	 Matt is pleased by the family's success but isn't surprised by the customers who seek to put local, healthy
products on their dinner tables and barbeque grills all year
long.
	 "It's been a ride," says Matt. "I didn't expect it to get this
big in such a short time. It's stressful, but a lot of fun. It's
all I've ever wanted to do."
	 To learn more about Brush Creek Valley Farms, email
brushcreekvalleyfarms@gmail.com, call 573-241-1221, visit
www.brushcreekvalley.com, or follow them on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/brushcreekvalleyfarms.
	 Gladden is a freelance writer from Marthasville.

The Stubblefield family continues the next generation of agriculture at Brush Creek Valley Farm. From left: Joey, Rockael, Matt and Meera.


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