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Planting (Spring & Crops) - Inspire Change

  •  6/3/2018
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Just as the sap starts to rise in trees during  this time of year, so does the excitement in the hearts of gardeners and farmers. With Spring officially in full bloom that means its time to transition into planting new crops for the seasons ahead. April is finally here and that means your garden soil is finally warming up (goodbye frost)! This month is truly the best time to plant most vegetable seeds after your last cold front; start pulling out those vegetables and melons! Planting in the Spr...
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Family, Values, and History

  •  2/26/2018
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Starting a business can be an exciting but challenging experience, especially when working with family.  What we always remember, what roots us, are our ethics, which serves as the foundation for our family and, therefore, the Hopcott brand. Our Values Equality: loving people and treating everyone fairly. Family is not just blood – we view the entire Hopcott team as family. Transparency: offering the best products available. Honesty and Trust: staying grounded, and following through on what we ...
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We Have Heard It Before... To Buy Local.
Here Are 6 Reasons Why!

Higher nutritional value and flavour. When buying local produce, crops are picked at their peak as opposed to ripening during transport. The shorter the time-frame between the farm and your table, the fresher the product. Artisan products are hand-crafted and made in small batches, which optimizes flavour. Quality control and transparency: With livestock processed in nearby facilities, local farmers have better control over the quality process, unlike large-scale industrial facilities. Consumer...
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Farmers Daughter

  •  2/23/2015
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As a daughter of the Hopcott family, and manager of Hopcott Meats, I can’t deny that I take pride in what my parents set out to achieve.  But funny enough, as a young girl I never really expected to join the family business. It was just the cattle farm back then, and there was no role for me…not really.  Fair skinned, freckled red heads don’t work well in the elements, lol.  Don’t get me wrong—I loved growing up on the farm and watching my dad work, I just never thought I’d actually work there o...
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Nowhere else I'd rather be

As 2014 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting…I think about our family’s present journey, and about the generations before me. Specifically, about the values my dad passed on as I am guided by these principles to this day. 1. Equality– loving people and treating everyone fairly. Family is not just blood– I consider our entire team to be family. 2. Honesty– staying rooted to the ground, and following through on what you say. People need to trust you. 3. Integrity– staying true to your valu...
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