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Posted 5/2/2017 7:30pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings to our faithful and loyal Wild Type Ranch customers...

This month we need some input from you, as we transition a bit with our beef business. We are NOT going out of business, just streamlining it to make it keep functioning...

May and June will be where you CSA members will exit our CSA program, so those who wish to use their deposit to buy their final CSA pack need to make an order either this month or next. Please make sure that you leave a comment saying that this is your final CSA pack when you make your order.

If you haven't bought the pre-requisite 8 CSA packs as per the agreement, don't be alarmed, as we will pro-rate the cost of your final CSA pack, using the deposit divided by the eight packs. You'll get your last pack at a substantial discount. Those who have bought eight or more CSA packs will get their last pack paid for by the deposit that we hold. You have either May or June to do this, so you could still order and pay for May and then get the June pack at no further cost to yourself. After June there will be no more CSA program. Those who fail to order will miss out.

Which brings us to facing the future. We had been focusing on quarters and halves. The good news is that the gentlemen who bought our herd moved them only nine miles away and are using the same organic fertilizer, non-herbicide approach that we have been using. They will adhere to the same animal husbandry standards that we have worked with, and we can buy all the steer calves (based on our genetics) back after they have raised them.

Here is where we need the feedback from you. How about if we were to provide 45 pound packs that are an 'eighth' beef? That is just over two CSA packs, so usually would mean that if you're careful with how it goes into the freezer, you won't need a bigger freezer.

A typical 45 pound eighth would look a bit like this, but will vary with how the beef is cut...

    * 2 Chuck/Shoulder/Seven roasts
    * 1 Rump/Pykes Peak/Sirloin roast
    * 2 Boneless Ribeye steaks
    * 3 New York Strip steaks
    * 3 Filet Mignon (tenderloin)
    * 4 Top Sirloin steaks
    * 3 Bone-in Rib steaks 
    * 2 packages Cutlets
    * 1 Flank/Skirt (Fajita)
    * 2 Shank soup bones
    * 2 Neck bones
    * 2 Stir fry beef
    * 2 Kabobs
    * 2 Stew beef
    * 2 Chili Beef
    * 5 3-packs 1/3 lb patties
    * 8 to 10 Ground beef

As an avid cook, I keep pondering the possibility that some folk would prefer a lot more ground beef in the mix, maybe less chili, stew, stir fry, kabobs. We need to work on that, if it is the case.

The 45 pound eighth would cost $400, and would require a $250 deposit, or full payment (if you prefer) at the time of ordering, not at delivery. We need to do this, because your deposit will purchase a share in a living animal. You would at that point own a share in a beef animal that will be harvested. You will receive an email that acknowledges your ownership. From then on, we will assist you in translating that share into frozen vac-packed beef in your freezer.

The beef will be processed exactly the same as it has always been processed, by the same processor, but it will have the processor's label on it, that states that the beef is "Not For Sale". That is appropriate, because you (as the owner) are not supposed to sell your portion of that beef animal.

We plan to continue to facilitate delivery to the current monthly distribution points every second month, depending on demand. But it will be us helping you get your beef home.

Please let us know your thoughts via a response here. The input is sorely needed and will be appreciated. Thanks for that.

The Wild Type Ranch team...

This month, our deliveries are as follows...

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  
Thursday May 18th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday May 9th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday May 9th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple   
Thursday May 18th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market  
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: May 13th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)

 

Posted 4/2/2017 9:33am by Ralph Mitchell.
Greetings once again Wild Type Ranch customers, 
 
Believe it or not, a quarter of the year has already been used up, and temperatures are slowly elevating. We have had good rains and the place is as green as it can be.
 
We have a couple of cows that will calve a little later than expected, and we have only one more expectant mama to calve any time soon. Once she has her calf on the ground, she and the last mama who calved last weekend will be moved to their new residence about nine miles away where they will be getting the very best of attention. The new owners absolutely love this small herd with its wonderful docile temperament and easy management.
 
As discussed previously, we will purchase back the harvest animals, so we can still supply beef from our grass-fed genetics into the future.
 
The new owners are very keen keep the cows in a chemical-free, natural environment. They want to be as close to organic as we have been, and have already begun applying our highly recommended Neptune's Harvest organic ocean fish and seaweed fertilizer. This has been a great transition for us and we all win! Especially those customers who plan to stay with us once the labor intensive CSA program closes around mid-year and we begin to sell halves and quarters instead.
 
We have just picked up our latest harvest and are delighted with the quality. We have ample ground beef available once again, so have put the ten-pack of ground beef back up for purchase on our website both with CSA purchase and separately. We apologize for being short of ground beef last month.

Our website now has halves and quarters made available every second month through to the new year. There is a CSA eighth available for April. There are eighths available for May just now, and should you feel that you could use one in April, please email us and we will see what we can do to help. Eighths will be discontinued some time around mid-year unless there is enough demand for us to continue with them.

We also have new supplies of nitrate-free natural Beef Pan Sausage available, along with plenty of bags of beef bones which make such a tasty bone broth or soup. Our ever popular Grill, Value and Variety packs are available as well. This month's delivery dates are listed below.

Special notice for CSA members: Sometime between June and August (we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing), the Cow-Share program will be discontinued. If you have completed your agreement with us (the purchase of eight CSA packs within 12-18 months of enrollment), your last CSA order will be paid for from the subscription fee that you paid us when you joined the Cow-Share program. Those who enrolled within the last 18 months and have not had time to complete their commitment by June will receive a pro-rata credit on their last pack that is ordered, based on the number of packs that you have purchased. Those subscribers who don't participate in the Cow-Share program by the end of June will be deemed to have abandoned the program and will forfeit the subscription. For information about your CSA membership, please refer to the terms and conditions here.
 
What happens after mid-year? After we shut down the CSA program, we will be selling halves and quarters, several times per year. You can reserve your quarter or half here. We will maintain an email list of active customers, so you will continue to be notified as we have beef available.
 
With the downsizing of our operation, we can no longer justify the annual expense of our online store. We plan to keep it active until the CSA program closes. After that, we will simplify our website and the main difference in the ordering process will be that you will email us your order instead of doing it through the online store.
 
Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food! 
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 
Thursday April 20th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday April 11th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday April 11th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday April 20th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: April 15th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 3/3/2017 2:34pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Greetings once again Wild Type Ranch customers, 
 
It's a little difficult to believe that we are already into the first week of March and that daylight saving starts in just over a week's time. Time really gets by when you are busy trying to get a lot of work done before it gets too hot.
 
The news for this month is that we were approached by ranchers a few miles away who have finally got their property into shape and they wanted some cows. So we have struck a deal whereby they purchase most of our mama cows, leave a portion of the breeding management to us and give us first option to purchase the offspring for harvest. This means that we keep our genetics, but don't have the burden of handling them as much, and of course, have much less land to manage.
 
These ranchers are keen to learn from our experiences, and to keep the cows in a chemical-free, natural environment. They want to be as close to organic as we have been, so everybody wins! Especially those customers who plan to stay with us once the labor intensive CSA program closes around mid-year and we begin to sell halves and quarters instead.
 
As we said last month, you are receiving this email because you are a loyal customer who has purchased from us in the past twelve months. There were hundreds of others who were on our email list, but they haven't purchased from us in the past twelve months or longer, so no longer receive the email. As far as you, our loyal customer is concerned, we want to continue to supply beef to you as long as our supply of harvest animals lasts.
 
Just now we are a bit short of ground beef, which is why the 10 pack of ground beef isn't available this month. We will however, have plenty available in April. Sorry if this inconveniences anyone.  Also, for the time being, the website has halves and quarters disabled so we can keep our CSA Cow-Share customers supplied. This does not mean necessarily that we can't supply a quarter or a half, so if you want a half or quarter before July, please contact us via email.
 
Special notice for CSA members: Sometime between June and August (we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing), the Cow-Share program will be discontinued. If you have completed your agreement with us (the purchase of eight CSA packs within 12-18 months of enrollment), your last CSA order will be paid for from the subscription fee that you paid us when you joined the Cow-Share program. Those who enrolled within the last 18 months and have not had time to complete their commitment by June will receive a pro-rata credit on their last pack that is ordered, based on the number of packs that you have purchased. Those subscribers who don't participate in the Cow-Share program by the end of June will be deemed to have abandoned the program and will forfeit the subscription. For information about your CSA membership, please refer to the terms and conditions here.
 
What happens after mid-year? After we shut down the CSA program, we will be selling halves and quarters, several times per year. Those who want a half or a quarter, please email directly to beef@wildtyperanch.com for availability. We will maintain an email list of active customers, so you will continue to be notified as we have beef available.
 
With the downsizing of our operation, we can no longer justify the annual expense of our online store. We plan to keep it active until the CSA program closes. After that, we will simplify our website and the main difference in the ordering process will be that you will email us your order instead of doing it through the online store.
 
Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food! 
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 
Thursday March 23rd between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday March 14th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday March 14th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday March 23rd between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: March 18th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 2/5/2017 2:58pm by Wild Type Ranch.

Greetings to our loyal Wild Type Ranch customers, 
 
Firstly, let us thank you all so much for your support. It has always been appreciated. For the past few years, it has been our pleasure to supply you with natural grass-fed beef from our organically fertilized, chemical-free pastures. 
 
Between the progressive damage to Ralph’s spine from a ranch-related injury in 2012, and the increasing off-ranch demands of Sara’s executive mentoring and consulting business, we can no longer keep up with the demands of a full-on retail beef business. It is with a heavy heart we write to tell you we are significantly downsizing our operation, and will be slowly phasing out much of our beef sales over the next 6-8 months. We will be keeping a small herd of cattle and a small portion of our ranch, with the bulk of it being leased out.
 
You will notice that some items on our website are no longer available. Starting this month, we will slow our rate of harvest down to every second month, however, we will continue to make monthly deliveries, as long as orders and supply merit.
 
Around mid-year we will have harvested the last of the prior year’s calf-crop. Until then, the priority for our beef will be supplying our CSA customers and our retail outlets.  For the time being, the website has halves and quarters disabled so we can keep our CSA Cow-Share customers supplied. This does not mean necessarily that we can't supply a quarter or a half, so if you want a half or quarter before July, please contact us via email.
 
Special notice for CSA members: Sometime between June and August (we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing), the Cow-Share program will be discontinued. If you have completed your agreement with us (the purchase of eight CSA packs within 12-18 months of enrollment), your last CSA order will be paid for from the subscription fee that you paid us when you joined the Cow-Share program. Those who enrolled within the last 18 months and have not had time to complete their commitment by June will receive a pro-rata credit on their last pack, based on the number of packs that you have purchased. Those subscribers who don't participate in the Cow-Share program by the end of June will be deemed to have abandoned the program and will forfeit the subscription. For information about your CSA membership, please refer to the terms and conditions here.
 
What happens after mid-year? After we shut down the CSA program, we will be selling halves and quarters, several times per year. Those who want a half or a quarter, please email directly to beef@wildtyperanch.com for availability. We will maintain an email list of active customers, so you will continue to be notified as we have beef available.
 
With the downsizing of our operation, we can no longer justify the annual expense of our online store. We plan to keep it active until the CSA program closes. After that, we will simplify our website and the main difference in the ordering process will be that you will email us your order instead of doing it through the online store.
 
We know that many of you only eat Wild Type Ranch beef, and we truly appreciate your loyalty. Downsizing has been a difficult decision to make. We have made efforts to sell the business as a going concern to other local natural beef producers, but so far, we have not had any success.
 
Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!  
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

 

Posted 12/31/2016 11:09am by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch!

Firstly, may we wish you all a very happy New Year, with a wish for it to bring health, fulfillment, happiness and prosperity...

2016 has definitely been an interesting year in many aspects of life worldwide. Many folk might possibly feel that 2016 wasn't a particularly good year in many regions globally, but we would like to look on the positive side of 2016 from a personal (ranch) perspective.

Here at Wild Type Ranch we are particularly thankful for the 54 inches total rainfall that has been wonderfully spread out across this past year. We have been blessed to have this vital life support delivered in a timely manner by Mother Nature, helping us to maintain lovely green pastures that our herd totally relies upon for sustenance. That has let us continue to bring top quality grass-fed natural beef from our pasture to your plate. It has been a privilege to do so, and we thank you for your support. It is very much appreciated.

Cow-share (CSA) customers, now is a good time to check what you have in your freezer and order your new pack from our CSA webpage. The delivery days for January are noted below.

Also for CSA members, we have a limited number of truly  free-range eggs. We had to start our flock from scratch again with newly hatched chicks earlier this year. The (now) mature chickens range freely over a couple of acres, doing what comes naturally to chickens. The eggs are very tasty, with a bright orange yolk. They will cost you $4.00 per dozen and are only available to Cow Share members who order their monthly CSA bag of beef.

eggs

Sadly, our WTR Cow Share openings are all filled, so eggs are for existing members who place a CSA order just now.

For other customers, we have some packs of beef available. You won't be disappointed with any of these for taste and value. See: Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs 

Many folk are becoming aware of the wonderful health benefits of bone broth. Our marrow bones and soup bones sell out almost immediately. So now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones.

bones

The bones are stripped of most of the meat and include knuckles and joints, all of which are perfect for making a delicious and nutritious bone broth. The bags vary a little in weight, and we will commit to making sure that you get at least 4 pounds of bones. The price is $10 per bag/portion. Supplies are limited.

Wild Type Ranch will be doing deliveries only at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

BCS Retail Outlets: We have two retail outlets that you can choose from in Bryan. Car parking is ample and easy at both outlets.

Village Foods and Pharmacy is at the corner of E 29th and Broadmoor, right next to St Joseph's hospital. Their freezers have a selection of our beef products.

Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan have stocked some selected inventory in the freezers there as well.

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers,The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. The delivery date at Dyer Mercantile this month is Thursday, January 12th, between 1:00 PM and 1:20 PM..

SPECIALTY ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have a variety of specialty items available through the value and specialty cut page of our online store.
 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us. The pigs are conventionally raised. $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced snack.  Because it is smoked, dried and naturally cured (similar process to our summer sausage), it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to a week.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

We have grass-fed beef pan sausage available. Also called breakfast sausage, this fresh tasting sausage has a nice bite to it, no nitrites or MSG, and is available in 1 pound packs. Perfect for breakfast, lasagna or put it on your pizza.

Summer sausage is available once again. This little beauty is great to have in the freezer, ready for company or simply a snack. It is from our grass-fed beef and produced naturally with no nitrites or MSG. Very tasty!

Halves, quarters and eighths: We are able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months. You may reserve a half, quarter or eighth beef in the online store, up through the next 12 months. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries. 

Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

P.S... Check out and 'Like' our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page!

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday January 12th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday January 10th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday January 10th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday January 19th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: January 14th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 12/2/2016 11:08am by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch!

Thanksgiving is already history for this year and we are steaming into December, with Christmas now just over three weeks away The year seems to have gone by rather quickly.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of our valued supporters all the very best for a safe and happy festive season, and may your New Year be a happy, healthy and prosperous one.

Some good news for Cow Share (CSA) members. We have finally been able to produce a limited number of fully free-range eggs. We had to start again with newly hatched chicks earlier this year after some nasty person decided that they needed all of our laying hens more than we did. All of those hens disappeared one night without leaving a single feather behind...

The replacement chicks are now mature chickens and range freely over a couple of acres doing what comes naturally to chickens. The eggs are very tasty, with a bright orange yolk. They will cost you $4.00 per dozen and are only available to Cow Share members who order their monthly CSA bag of beef. Sadly, our WTR Cow Share openings are all filled, so it is existing members only just now.

eggs

Cow-share (CSA) customers, now is a good time to check what you have in your freezer and order your new pack from our CSA webpage. The delivery days for December are noted below.

For other customers, we have some packs of beef available. You won't be disappointed with any of these for taste and value. See: Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs 

We have had numerous requests for grass-fed beef bones. Many folk are becoming aware of the wonderful health benefits of bone broth. Our marrow bones and soup bones sell out almost immediately. So now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones.

bonesThe bones are stripped of most of the meat and include knuckles and joints as well as ribs and other bones, all of which are perfect for making a delicious bone broth. The bags vary a little in weight, and we will commit to making sure that you get at least 4 pounds of bones, but you will generally receive more than that. The price is $10 per bag/portion.

Wild Type Ranch will be doing deliveries only at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

BCS Retail Outlets: Should folks in the Bryan/College Station region desire smaller quantities of our beef, we have two retail outlets that you can choose from. Car parking is ample and easy at both outlets.

Village Foods and Pharmacy is at the corner of E 29th and Broadmoor, right next to St Joseph's hospital. (Actual address is Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan). We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. If they don't have what you need, PLEASE discuss this with them so that they can stock it.

Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan have stocked some selected inventory in the freezers there and they will be happy to order in specific cuts to suit your requirements. Should you find that they have not got what you need in stock, PLEASE let them know so that they can expand their inventory.

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers,The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. Now, that's a great little shop worth the visit!  Please note the NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Dyer Dairy has new hours of Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20. The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, December 8th.

SPECIALTY ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have a variety of specialty items available through the value and specialty cut page of our online store.
 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us.  The pigs are conventionally raised. Due to the growers-only restrictions at the Brazos Market, this product is not available for individual sale at the Brazos Market.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced snack.  Because it is smoked, dried and naturally cured (similar process to our summer sausage), it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to a week.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

We have grass-fed beef pan sausage available. Also called breakfast sausage, this fresh tasting sausage has a nice bite to it, no nitrites or MSG, and is available in 1 pound packs. Perfect for breakfast, lasagna or put it on your pizza.

Summer sausage is available once again. This little beauty is great to have in the freezer, ready for company or simply a snack. It is from our grass-fed beef and produced naturally with no nitrites or MSG. Very tasty!

Halves, quarters and eighths: We are able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months. You may reserve a half, quarter or eighth beef in the online store, up through the next 12 months. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries. 

Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

P.S... Check out and 'Like' our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page!

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday December 8th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday December 13th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday December 13th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday December 8th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: December 17th, 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 11/2/2016 10:30pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch,

November has arrived without all the usual lower temperatures and colors of Fall, although I know that they will come. The grass has slowed right down, but with almost no useful rain in the past few weeks, there is little sign of the beautiful green sprouts of our winter rye-grass that is usually making its presence known around now. Let's hope for a little more moisture. Luckily we have plenty of grass remaining and our cows remain fat and contented! Happy cows make great beef!

Cow-share (CSA) customers, now is a good time to check what you have in your freezer and order your new pack from our CSA webpage. The delivery days for November are noted below.

For other customers, we have some packs of beef available. You won't be disappointed with any of these for taste and value. See: Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs 

We have one standing rib roast still available for someone's delicious Christmas dinner.We taste-tested a steak cut from near this roast, and it was wonderful!

(Sorry folks, this last Standing Rib Roast has been sold!)

Standing Rib Roast

This one weighs 7.9 pounds, and at $16.99 per pound, it will cost $134.22 for you to buy this.  This roast will not be available on the website. To order it, please email directly here to beef@wildtyperanch.com.

We have had numerous requests for grass-fed beef bones. Many folk are becoming aware of the wonderful health benefits of bone broth. Our marrow bones and soup bones sell out almost immediately. Well, now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones. The bones are stripped of most of the meat and include knuckles and joints as well as ribs and other bones, all of which are perfect for making a delicious bone broth. The bags vary a little in weight, and we will commit to making sure that you get at least 4 pounds of bones, but you will generally receive more than that. The price is $10 per bag/portion.

Wild Type Ranch will be doing deliveries only at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

BCS Retail Outlets: Should folks in the Bryan/College Station region desire smaller quantities of our beef, we have two retail outlets that you can choose from. Car parking is ample and easy at both outlets.

Village Foods and Pharmacy is at the corner of E 29th and Broadmoor, right next to St Joseph's hospital. (Actual address is Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan). We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. If they don't have what you need, PLEASE discuss this with them so that they can stock it.

Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan have stocked some selected inventory in the freezers there and they will be happy to order in specific cuts to suit your requirements. Should you find that they have not got what you need in stock, PLEASE let them know so that they can expand their inventory.

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers, The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. Now, that's a great little shop worth the visit!  Please note the NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Dyer Dairy has new hours of Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20. The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, November 10th.

SPECIALTY ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have a variety of specialty items available through the Value and Specialty Cut page of our online store.

 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us.  The pigs are conventionally raised. Due to the growers-only restrictions at the Brazos Market, this product is not available for individual sale at the Brazos Market.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced snack.  Because it is smoked, dried and naturally cured (similar process to our summer sausage), it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to a week.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

We have grass-fed beef pan sausage available. Also called breakfast sausage, this fresh tasting sausage has a nice bite to it, no nitrites or MSG, and is available in 1 pound packs. Perfect for breakfast, lasagna or put it on your pizza.

Summer sausage is back in stock, and may be the tastiest batch yet! This little beauty is great to have on hand for picnics, by the pool-side or to stockpile in the freezer for the upcoming school lunch season. 

Halves, quarters and eighths: We are able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months. You may reserve a half, quarter or eighth beef in the online store, up through the next 12 months. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

Want to buy a half beef, but don't have the freezer space?  We still have a few openings in our popular Cow-share program (formerly known as the CSA/subscription program).  Through this program, you commit to purchasing approximately a half-beef, but receive it in smaller amounts (18-20 lbs at a time) and on your schedule.  Each month, you elect to purchase a pack (share), (or skip a month if you've still got plenty on hand) and pick it up at one of our regular delivery points.  Once you've met the 8-pack minimum, your $155 enrollment fee converts to a deposit that will be applied to your last pack should you decide to leave the program.  For more information, see the Subscription page on our website.  To enroll and order your first pack, go to the cow-share order page.

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries. 

Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team

P.S... Check out and 'Like' our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page!

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday November 10th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday November 15th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday November 15th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday November 10th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: November 12th, 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 10/4/2016 9:44am by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch,

October is here, bringing such a change from the damp conditions that have prevailed much of the year. We have had no rain to speak of in September despite rain events on all sides of the ranch, just not actually anything but a trace on the ranch. The more moderate temperatures being experienced are a good thing, but the beautiful summer grasses are suddenly drying up and the trees are starting to shed their leaves. Fall is being heralded by nature and is a reminder of just how quickly this year has passed by. We should see the winter rye grass starting to show in places very soon. This has been such a good year for raising grass-fed cattle!

Cow-share (CSA) customers, now is a good time to check what you have in your freezer and order your new pack from our CSA webpage. The delivery days for October are noted below.

For other customers, we have some packs of beef available, you won't be disappointed with any of these for taste and value. See: Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs 

We are taking orders from those who like a standing rib roast for their Christmas dinner. There will only be a very limited number available and these will not be added to the website for purchase just yet. You can reserve your roast by emailing directly here to beef@wildtyperanch.com. The cost of these is based on the weight of the roast that will be coming from our October harvest.

We have had numerous requests for grass-fed beef bones. Many folk are becoming aware of the wonderful health benefits of bone broth, and our marrow bones and soup bones sell out almost immediately. Well, now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones. The bones are stripped of most of the meat and include knuckles and joints as well as ribs and other bones, all of which are perfect for making a delicious bone broth. The bags vary a little in weight, and we will commit to making sure that you get at least 4 pounds of bones, but you will generally receive more than that. The price is $10 per bag/portion.

Wild Type Ranch will be doing deliveries only at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan on Saturday, October15th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

BCS Retail Outlets: Should folks in the Bryan/College Station region desire smaller quantities of our beef between our market appearances, we have two retail outlets that you can choose from. Car parking is ample and easy at both outlets. Both locations stock on-demand, so if they don't have what you want, let one of the staff know and they can order it for our next re-stocking.

Village Foods and Pharmacy is at the corner of E 29th and Broadmoor, right next to St Joseph's hospital. (Actual address is Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan). We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. If they don't have what you need, PLEASE discuss this with them so that they can stock it.

Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan have stocked some selected inventory in the freezers there and they will be happy to order in specific cuts to suit your requirements. Should you find that they have not got what you need in stock, PLEASE let them know so that they can expand their inventory.

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers,The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. Now, that's a great little shop worth the visit!  Please note the NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Dyer Dairy has new hours of Thurs-Sat from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20.  The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, October 13th.

SPECIALTY ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have a variety of specialty items available through the value and specialty cut page of our online store.
 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us.  The pigs are conventionally raised. Due to the growers-only restrictions at the Brazos Market, this product is not available for individual sale at the Brazos Market.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Marrow Bones: With folk taking a keen interest in the health benefits of bone broth, we have have asked many times about marrow bones. We are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   The cost is $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package. Please note, these are not soup bones with the flesh, but bare bones full of marrow. There are only a very limited quantity of these packs available and they sell out very quickly.

Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced snack.  Because it is smoked, dried and naturally cured (similar process to our summer sausage), it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to a week.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

We have grass-fed beef pan sausage available. Also called breakfast sausage, this fresh tasting sausage has a nice bite to it, no nitrites or MSG, and is available in 1 pound packs. Perfect for breakfast, lasagna or put it on your pizza.

Summer sausage is back in stock, and may be the tastiest batch yet! This little beauty is great to have on hand for picnics, by the pool-side or to stockpile in the freezer for the upcoming school lunch season. 

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we are once again able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months. You may reserve a half, quarter or eighth beef in the online store, up through the next 12 months. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

Want to buy a half beef, but don't have the freezer space?  We still have a few openings in our popular Cow-share program (formerly known as the CSA/subscription program).  Through this program, you commit to purchasing approximately a half-beef, but receive it in smaller amounts (18-20 lbs at a time) and on your schedule.  Each month, you elect to purchase a pack (share), (or skip a month if you've still got plenty on hand) and pick it up at one of our regular delivery points.  Once you've met the 8-pack minimum, your $155 enrollment fee converts to a deposit that will be applied to your last pack should you decide to leave the program.  For more information, see the Subscription page on our website.  To enroll and order your first pack, go to the cow-share order page.

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries. 

Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

P.S... Check out and 'Like' our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page!

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday October 13th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday October 18th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday October 18th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday October 13th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: October 15th, 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 9/17/2016 2:30pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings loyal CSA customers.

We at Wild Type Ranch would like to thank you for your loyalty and support. If you already have an order in for this month, we thank you and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday...

For others who may need supplies, this is just a friendly reminder to check your freezers to see if you need to order your monthly cow-share (CSA) packs for September.  

Our delivery day for Austin and Round Rock customers is this coming Tuesday, September 20th

If you're not quite ready for a pack this month, you can order for October from our website.  Please remember to place all orders through the Members-only order page. 

Thanks for your continued support and patronage,

The Wild Type Ranch team

Deliveries this Tuesday...

Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664: 12:00-12:20.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday September 20th
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday September 20th
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 9/4/2016 2:58pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends, customers and supporters,

September is here, keeping us mighty busy after 12 inches of rain at the ranch during August. Rain is so much better than heat and dust, and the more moderate temperatures being experienced is a good thing. Unusually for this time of the the year when it is typically brown and dry, the ranch is very green, the stock tanks are full to the top and the cattle are fat and sleek. The latest crop of calves are demonstrating a growth rate that is obviously better this year than previous years, because of the rich condition of our pastures and less extreme temperatures.

We have had numerous requests for grass-fed beef bones. Many folk are becoming aware of the wonderful health benefits of bone broth, and our marrow bones and soup bones sell out almost immediately. Well, now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones. The bones are stripped of most of the meat and include knuckles and joints as well as ribs and other bones, all of which are perfect for making a delicious bone broth. The bags vary a little in weight, but we will commit to making sure that you get at least 4 pounds of bones. The price is $10 per bag.

Cow-share (CSA) customers, now is a good time to check what you have in your freezer and order your new pack from our CSA webpage. The delivery days for September are noted below.

We have some packs of beef available, you won't be disappointed with any of these for taste and value. See: Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs 

In addition, for the month of September, we are continuing with the popular (e-mail member list only) Grab Bag Sampler! This little gem contains one steak, one roast, one additional cut (such as cutlets, stir fry, stew) of our choice and 2 pounds of ground beef for the incredible price of $55. The retail by-the-pound value of this grab bag is from $68-$75.

Grab bag samplers must be ordered online. All other sale packs may be ordered online or purchased at the Brazos Farmer's Market**

Wild Type Ranch will have a full market presence at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan this Saturday, September 10th from 8:00 AM to 12 noon. 

BCS Retail Outlets: Should folks in the Bryan/College Station region desire smaller quantities of our beef between our market appearances, we have two retail outlets that you can choose from. Car parking is ample and easy at both outlets. Both locations stock on-demand, so if they don't have what you want, let one of the staff know and they can order it for our next re-stocking.

Village Foods and Pharmacy is at the corner of E 29th and Broadmoor, right next to St Joseph's hospital. (Actual address is Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan). We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. If they don't have what you need, PLEASE discuss this with them so that they can stock it.

Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan have stocked some selected inventory in the freezers there and they will be happy to order in specific cuts to suit your requirements. Should you find that they have not got what you need in stock, PLEASE let them know so that they can expand their inventory.

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers,The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. Now, that's a great little shop worth the visit!  Please note the NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Dyer Dairy has new hours of Thurs-Sat from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20.  The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, September 15th.

SPECIALTY ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have a variety of specialty items available through the value and specialty cut page of our online store.
 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us.  The pigs are conventionally raised. Due to the growers-only restrictions at the Brazos Market, this product is not available for individual sale at the Brazos Market.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Marrow Bones: With folk taking a keen interest in the health benefits of bone broth, we have have asked many times about marrow bones. We are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   The cost is $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package. Please note, these are not soup bones with the flesh, but bare bones full of marrow. There are only a very limited quantity of these packs available and they sell out very quickly.

Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced snack.  Because it is smoked, dried and naturally cured (similar process to our summer sausage), it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to a week.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

We have grass-fed beef pan sausage available. Also called breakfast sausage, this fresh tasting sausage has a nice bite to it, no nitrites or MSG, and is available in 1 pound packs. Perfect for breakfast, lasagna or put it on your pizza.

Summer sausage is back in stock, and may be the tastiest batch yet! This little beauty is great to have on hand for picnics, by the pool-side or to stockpile in the freezer for the upcoming school lunch season. 

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we are once again able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months starting in September. You may reserve a half, quarter or eighth beef in the online store, up through the next 12 months. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

Want to buy a half beef, but don't have the freezer space?  We still have a few openings in our popular Cow-share program (formerly known as the CSA/subscription program).  Through this program, you commit to purchasing approximately a half-beef, but receive it in smaller amounts (18-20 lbs at a time) and on your schedule.  Each month, you elect to purchase a pack (share), (or skip a month if you've still got plenty on hand) and pick it up at one of our regular delivery points.  Once you've met the 8-pack minimum, your $155 enrollment fee converts to a deposit that will be applied to your last pack should you decide to leave the program.  For more information, see the Subscription page on our website.  To enroll and order your first pack, go to the cow-share order page.

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries. 

Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food!
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

P.S... Check out and 'Like' our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page!

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday September 15th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday September 20th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday September 20th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday September 15th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will have a full market presence at this market: Sept 10th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)