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Posted 8/30/2017 11:12am by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings Wild Type Ranch customers...

Ralph is returning to Australia to spend time with his two sons and two grand-children, and he will be away from the 10th of September, through to the 23rd of October.

We have had some logistical issues to deal with and feel that we can not reliably deliver to our customers while he is away, so here are some proposed options. Please note, that after these deliveries noted below, the next deliveries will be October 25 and 26.

Ralph will be delivering beef to Village Foods in Bryan on Tuesday, September 5th between 11:30 AM and mid-day, so he can meet there with any customers who care to place an order.

Likewise, he will be delivering to The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy in Georgetown on Wednesday, September 6th at around 10:00 AM and can meet with customers there. If there is sufficient interest, he will deliver to Round Rock and the Arboretum on that day, planning to deliver at around the normal time. But please don't place an order just yet!

What we need is for you to do is to respond to this email, or email here, at beef@wildtyperanch.com and let us know what your needs are and what you would like to order. Please indicate where you need the delivery to be. If there is enough interest to warrant running a vehicle to Austin, we will do so, and at that point will respond with an email asking you to order from our website as normal. Please don't leave this to the last minute!

Temple customers, please email your needs and we will deal with them individually as needed.

For those customers who don't have freezer space for an eighth, or just want to try the beef before ordering an eighth pack, we have put together a Sampler Pack. This is around 18 pounds of beef with a wide variety of cuts. Its cost is $175, which is around $9.72 per pound. That is very reasonable! At the moment it is described as a 'November Sampler Pack' on the website, but we can deliver earlier if needed.

We have ample supplies, with Eighth-packs, quarters, some ten-packs of ground beef, we have three Value packs left, and a few other individual items available with a beef order.

We have 'bags of bones' for broth, farm-fresh free-range yard eggs and a few other items such as summer sausage, pan sausage and liver, but these will only be available to those who make a beef order, as we can't run a delivery vehicle from the ranch for small orders. When you place your order, you'll see an "Extras" box there on the eighths/quarters/halves page to choose from.

Thanks so much for your support!

The Wild Type Ranch team...

Posted 7/30/2017 1:52pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings Wild Type Ranch customers...

Things are sure heating up, with triple digit temps. Rain, if it does happen, is increasingly unlikely to make too much of a difference to the drying evident on the pastures, although we might be lucky later this week with precipitation from some storm activity and cooler temperatures. Fingers crossed!

Happily we are in good shape with good stands of grass in our pastures, and have hay available if there is a need to add a little more feed. This year's crop of calves are growing beautifully, they look happy and content, despite the heat. Having clean water available, and lots of shade is the key here. They rest up during the heat, then graze when it is cooler.

Every year Ralph returns to Australia to spend time with his two sons and two grand-children. This year is no different, and he will be away from the 10th of September, through much of October. As he won't be here to take a harvest animal in to the processors, we can't make a custom-cut half available in September. We will have eighths and quarters available.

Because of this, we have opened up August as an opportunity for you to stock up with beef. Eighths, quarters and a half are all available, along with a few ten-packs of ground beef, Variety and Value packs, and a few other individual items available with a beef order.

We have 'bags of bones' and farm fresh free-range yard eggs and a few other items such as summer sausage, pan sausage and liver, but these will only be available to those who make a beef order, as we can't run a delivery vehicle from the ranch for small orders. When you place your order, you'll see an "Extras" box there to choose from.

For those who wish to purchase any of these other items without a beef purchase, the issue is delivery, not the purchase, so please email us here at beef@wildtyperanch.com, let us know your needs, and we'll try our best to accommodate you. You can always pick up from the ranch if you feel like visiting with us.

Thanks so much for your support!

The Wild Type Ranch team...

This month, our deliveries are as follows...

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  
Thursday August 24th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Wednesday August 29th 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
Wednesday August 29th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple   
Thursday August 24th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market  
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: August 26th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)

 

Posted 7/3/2017 6:31pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings Wild Type Ranch customers...

Thanks to all of you who took advantage of the opportunity to redeem your CSA enrollment fee with your final CSA pack.

Now is the time consider your current beef inventory and requirements as we move to providing 45 pound beef eighth packs, 90 pound beef quarters and beef halves.

These will be available every second month starting this month. These packs are already proving popular with only eighths left for July. There are also some Variety and Value packs available this month. Whether we continue with these will depend on demand.

We will still supply 'bags of bones' and farm fresh free-range yard eggs and a few other items such as pan sausage and liver, but these will only be available to those who make a beef order as we can't run a delivery vehicle from the ranch for small orders. When you place your order, you'll see an "Extras" box there to choose from.

For those who wish to purchase any of these other items without a beef purchase, the issue is delivery, not the purchase, so please email us here at beef@wildtyperanch.com, let us know your needs, and we'll try our best to accommodate you. You can always pick up from the ranch if you feel like visiting with us.

For those CSA customers who have bought eight or more CSA packs over time (completed the CSA agreement) but did not redeem their enrollment fee with a CSA pack over the past three months, we will apply your enrollment fee as part of your deposit on an eighth pack, quarter or half beef if you order between now and December 31st, 2017.

Those customers who have bought CSA packs in the past twelve months but have not yet bought eight packs, we will pro-rate your enrollment fee as a part of your deposit on your next order. This offer will also end on December 31st, 2017. 

Those who have not completed the purchase of eight CSA packs as per the agreement at enrollment, and have not purchased beef from us during the past twelve months have abandoned the program/agreement and the enrollment fee is forfeited.

We plan to continue to deliver beef to the current distribution points every second month. Email us if you need an eighth or quarter held back and delivered in the interim. We will try to assist. Ralph is in Bryan/College Station most weeks, so can help there, although he will be unavailable from mid-September to end of October.

Thanks so much for your support!

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 July 27th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Wednesday July 26th 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
Wednesday July 26th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple   
Thursday July 27th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market  
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: July 29th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)

 

Posted 6/1/2017 8:47am by Ralph Mitchell.

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

Thanks to all of you good folk who responded to last month's email. Your input was valuable and the comments/suggestions will be taken on board as we move forward after the end of the CSA program in June.

Those who have not yet ordered the final CSA pack, this month of 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 this month.

If you don't have the freezer space or the need for a CSA pack this month but have been purchasing from us this year, we will apply your CSA deposit (or pro-rated portion) against your next order, once we transition to eighths, quarters and halves. If this sounds like your situation, please email us here so that we can make sure that it happens. Those CSA members who don't order this month or email us, will miss out, as there will not be any more CSA packs.

If you haven't bought the prerequisite 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. After June there will be no more CSA program. Those who fail to order or contact us will miss out.

We asked last month for feedback from you. We asked about our proposal to provide 45 pound packs that are an 'eighth' beef. There appears to be some significant interest in the 45 pound eighths, especially due to the pack having more variety and cuts than the CSA packs. Also having a set weight and price appears to be popular.

The 45 pound eighth will cost $400, and will require a $250 deposit, or full payment (if you prefer) at the time of ordering, not at delivery.

We plan to continue to facilitate delivery to the current monthly distribution points possibly every second month, depending on demand. Thanks so much for your support!

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 June 15th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday June 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 June 13th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple   
Thursday June 15th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market  
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: June 17th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)

 

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)