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Posted 10/7/2011 9:19am by Ralph Mitchell.
It's been a while since I let my artistic hippie side out, but we finally did a batch of tie-dye at the ranch last weekend.  So, this weekend at the Brazos market, we'll have some cool tie-dye shirts and a few other items for sale along with our beef.

Saturday marks the beginning of a busy two weeks for us, beef-wise.  We've got markets and delivery days heavy between now and Oct 22.  Good thing our freezers are full to bursting!

One of the promises we make to our customers is that we taste-test beef from every animal we harvest.  Between our genetics and our management, it's rare that we every have anything that doesn't 'meat' our standards.  However, we do make good on our promise.  For the first time in almost three years, we had steaks that were not quite as tender as we would like.  We have pulled all those steaks out of our inventory (and are forcing them on our close friends and neighbors).  Where else can you get that kind of guarantee on your food?

Brazos Market Saturday:  We'll be at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market Saturday with beef and tie-dye.  If you miss us this week, we'll be back on October 29!

Arboretum Deliveries Monday:  Monday is our monthly Riata and Arboretum delivery day.  These delivery spots are by pre-order only.  Please have your orders in by 7 pm Sunday for inclusion in Monday's deliveries.  

Cedar Park Deliveries and Georgetown Market next Thursday:  We'll be making monthly deliveries to Crossfit Cedar Park (Tillman PT) on Thursday from 12:45-1:15, then heading over to the Georgetown Farmer's market.  Orders are preferred for Crossfit, but we can do spot sales there, too, if you forget to order.

Round Rock Market next Saturday:  We'll be at the Round Rock Market (in the Scott and White parking lot) from 8-noon on the following Saturday, October 15.  Follow us out on Facebook for the latest specials and updates.  We might even bring tie-dye, if there is any left after the Brazos market!

Summer Sausage on Special:  Th last batch of summer sausage was made from the same lean ground beef we had on special. That's great news for the waistline, but the extra fat has a role to play in the texture of the product.  This batch is lean and as tasty as ever, but has a slightly more crumbly texture.  Consequently, we will be selling the current batch of summer sausage for $7.50/stick, a savings of $2.50!  This is a healthy alternative for school lunches, as well as a great snack!   

Menu Change at Stover's Cafe:  Stover's has a new, easier to use menu.  Note, however, that we are no longer the Village Burger.  WT Ranch beef is featured as an option, but you must ask for us!

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Oct 8, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave  

Monday, Oct 10; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, Oct 10; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

ThursdayOct 13 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday Oct 13 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, Oct 15; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd) 

Sunday Oct 16: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45 

Tuesday Oct 18 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is featured on the menu.  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 9/22/2011 6:52pm by Ralph Mitchell.
We got a magical 1.5 inches of rain at the ranch last weekend!  It's the first significant rain we've had since June.  Aside from a very short period this spring, most of our property has not had appreciable grass growth since about this time last fall, so we have been feeding hay nearly every day for a year or more.  

Part of our commitment to environmental stewardship is building the health of the soil, which translates to the health of the animals, the health of the beef they produce and our own health.  Sometimes, we have to make tough decisions between what's best in the long term and the economics of the short term.  As hay has become scarce and prices have tripled or quadrupled, it has been tempting to graze every last bit of growth.  The difference between leaving a grass cover of 4-6 inches and grazing to bare ground can mean a 20+ degree difference in soil temperature.  With the summer we've had, that can translate to killing the roots of the perennial grasses upon which our cattle and our land depend. So, we've set aside a small portion of the ranch to keep the cattle on while we are feeding, while leaving the rest of the ranch with a healthy depth of dried grass over the dirt.

Riding horseback across our ranch and looking closely at the ground, I can understand how dessertification happens:  In the pastures we've been feeding hay all summer, the ground is powdery on top and hard underneath.  I rode through our bottomland pasture where we have left grass cover, on Saturday, before it rained and again Sunday morning, after it rained.  Before the rain, there were no green shoots to tempt my horse with a nibble.  By 11 am on Sunday, the grass in the bottomland had green shoots emerging from the tips of the old driedy runners left as cover, and we eagerly road from patch to patch to grab a few sweet bites.  Each day there is a slightly greener haze across the pastures.  In the paddocks we 'sacrificed' to keep the cows and feed hay through the summer, there is hardly any difference from before the rain, and no sign of green yet.

Texas A&M Range Scientists have speculated that it will take 2 years of normal rainfall for Texas grazing lands to recover.  From what we've seen, I believe it.  I have hopes that the practices we and other like-minded producers use will enable our property to rebound more quickly.  At least that's what I kept telling myself as I wrote out the check for the most recent load of hay trucked in from South Dakota...

Round Rock Market Saturday:  We'll be at the Round Rock Market (in the Scott and White parking lot) from 8-noon on Saturday.  This week's specials:  Save $1.00/lb on Arm Roast, Chili beef and Cutlets.  Save $3.00/lb on Boneless Ribeyes.  You may order by 5 pm on Friday, or just stop by the market to select what you want.  Our freezers are full of great beef!

Price Change Notification:  Hay prices are forcing us to raise prices, but we've decided to wait until November 1.  We wil NOT be changing the price of our CSAs (subscriptions), however.  Now is a great time to enroll, and guarantee today's prices for at least 12 months.!  

Summer Sausage on Special:  This month's batch of summer sausage was made from the same lean ground beef we had on special. That's great news for the waistline, but the extra fat has a role to play in the texture of the product.  This batch is lean and as tasty as ever, but has a slightly more crumbly texture.  Consequently, we will be selling the current batch of summer sausage for $7.50/stick, a savings of $2.50!  This is a healthy alternative for school lunches, as well as a great snack!   

Menu Change at Stover's Cafe:  Stover's has a new, easier to use menu.  Note, however, that we are no longer the Village Burger.  WT Ranch beef is featured as an option, but you must ask for us!

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Sep 24; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

Saturday, Oct 8, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave  

Monday, Oct 10; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, Oct 10; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

ThursdayOct 13 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday Oct 13 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Tuesday Oct 18 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Saturday, Sep 24; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)
Sunday Oct 16: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45 

 

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is featured on the menu.  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 9/14/2011 11:23am by Ralph Mitchell.
We've got a busy market and delivery week this week, and a fully stocked freezer, to boot.  Now's a good time to come stock up on great beef!

Tillman Cedar Park deliveries Thursday:  We'll be making our monthly deliveries to Tillman PT on Thursday of this week, between 12:45 and 1:15.  Please have your orders in by 8 am Thursday.  

Georgetown Market this Thursday:  This Thursday is also our monthly appearance at the Georgetown market.  Word is that it will be at least a FEW degrees cooler than recent markets!  Hope to see you there.

Brazos Valley Farmer's Market this weekend:  Saturday is our Brazos Valley market day.   It's also Bruce's last market of the season, so be sure to come by and hear that New Zealand accent while you can!

Summer Sausage on Special:  This month's batch of summer sausage was made from the same lean ground beef we had on special. That's great news for the waistline, but the extra fat has a role to play in the texture of the product.  This batch is lean and as tasty as ever, but has a slightly more crumbly texture.  Consequently, we will be selling the current batch of summer sausage for $7.50/stick, a savings of $2.50!  This is a healthy alternative for school lunches, as well as a great snack!   

Special Cut this month; Bone-in Round Steak:  We've got a new cut to try this month.  Thick-cut bone-in round steaks are great for marinating and grilling.  TIP:  cut steaks thinly across the grain and serve over rice or pasta, rather than as whole cuts on the plate.  One of my favorite round steak recipes is Yogurt-marinated round steaks.

Bid farewell to our Kiwi family member:  Bruce, (aka "G'day Mate") will be heading back to his native New Zealand September 20.  He'll be at the markets right up 'til then, so be sure to come by and wish him Safe Journey.  We'll miss his good nature and enthusiasm, but wish him well as he graduates and gets a real job :-)

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Thursday Sep 15 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday Sep 15 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, Sep 17, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

Saturday, Sep 24; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

Monday, Oct 10; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, Oct 10; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

Tuesday Oct 18 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Sunday Oct 16: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45 

 

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 9/6/2011 10:04am by Ralph Mitchell.
The heat has broken, and (so far), we've escaped fires here at the ranch.  Now, if it would only rain!  The chickens are beginning to perk back up in the cool weather, and we're looking forward to the first eggs from our pullets to supplement the main flock's production.  We're awaiting our first calves of the season, and the cycle goes on.   

Stock up before prices go up:  As much as we hate to do so, we will be adjusting prices on our packs and individual cuts in October.  Hay prices are 2-3 times what they normally are, and it looks like it will be months before our cattle have fresh grass to graze.  We are even having to purchase municipal water, because our tanks are dry.  Now is a great time to stock up, before prices go up.  Have you been thinking about an 1/8th, half or quarter?  Or perhaps considering signing up for one of our subscription (CSA) programs?  If you do so before October 1, you can take advantage of the current pricing.

Summer Sausage back in stock:  Just in time for the September markets and deliveries, we have a fresh batch of summer sausage in.  This is a healthy alternative for school lunches, as well as a great snack!   

Bid farewell to our Kiwi family member:  Bruce, (aka "G'day Mate") will be heading back to his native New Zealand September 20.  He'll be at the markets right up 'til then, so be sure to come by and wish him Safe Journey.  We'll miss his good nature and enthusiasm, but wish him well as he graduates and gets a real job :-)

Did you see us in The Eagle?  The Bryan-College Station Eagle did a nice piece on a couple of local pastured beef producers recently.  If you haven't seen it, here's the link: http://www.theeagle.com/business/In-midst-of-a-niche-market
 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Sunday Sep 11: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Monday, Sep 12; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, Sep 12; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

Tuesday Sep 13 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Thursday Sep 15 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday Sep 15 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, Sep 17, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

Saturday, Sep 24; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 8/26/2011 9:51am by Sara Faivre-Davis.

A nice article about us and another local ranch in the Eagle: Drought Can't Keep Pastured-Beef Market Down.

Tags: drought, News
Posted 8/23/2011 12:27pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Save $1.00 per pound on EVERYTHING:  Just in time for the start of school, we're having an unprecedented sale on our beef.  This Saturday only, at the Round Rock Farmer's Market, ALL individual cuts of beef will be $1.00 per pound off of the regular price.  Come on out to the market (in the Round Rock Scott and White parking lot at the corner of Oakmont and University) from 8 to noon.  You can place an order online, or just stop by.  We are well-stocked on all our usual beef cuts.  

Veal Season Extended:  Due to popular demand, we have decided extend availability of our pasture-raised veal.  We will have veal available through September.  If you would like an eighth, quarter or half veal, please let us know as soon as possible.  This will absolutely be the last veal we have until January.

Extra Lean Ground Beef 10-packs on sale:  10-packs of Extra Lean ground beef are on sale for $46.00 through the end of August.  Orders placed by Aug 31 for September delivery will have the special price, as long as supplies last.

Keep up to date with our schedule:  Occasionally, we need to make changes to our market and delivery schedule.  We keep the Calendar Page of the website up-to-date. You can also become a fan of us on Facebook for reminders or updates to our delivery schedule.  The current schedule is at the bottom of this e-mail.

You can order online or spot purchase at the Georgetown, Round Rock, Sun City or Brazos Markets. 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Sunday Sep 11: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Monday, Sep 12; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, Sep 12; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

Tuesday Sep 13 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Thursday Sep 15 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday Sep 15 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, Sep 17, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

Saturday, Sep 24; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 8/13/2011 10:13pm by Ralph Mitchell.
They say the Texas sun has been hot enough to melt almost anything this summer.  The case must be true for our catttle, as we are overstocked on extra lean ground beef at the moment.  Consequently, we are having a sale on extra lean ground beef:  From now until Aug 31, extra lean ground beef is on sale for $5.50 per pound or $46.00 for a 10-pack (10 ~1-lb packs, minimum 10 lbs in total weight).  

We are often asked about the fat content of our ground beef.  Ground beef at the grocery store is usually labelled 70:30, 85:15 or 90:10 (lean:fat).  It is labelled such because it is a measured blend of lean trimmings and fat trimmings.  Our ground beef is ground from a single animal, with no vats of "trimmings", so each batch is unique. The lean:fat ratio is determined by how fat the animal was and what parts of the beef go into ground beef.  We custom-cut each beef to control the fat ratio and to maximize customer satisfaction with individual cuts.  Each time we harvest beef, we cook, drain and taste-test the ground beef and cook and taste-test a steak.  Our "regular" ground beef will have less than 5% drainable fat, which translates to about 85:15.  Our "extra-lean" ground beef has 1% or less drainable fat, which is in the 90-95% lean range.

This week's markets and deliveries:
  This week we will be delivering to Live Oak UU Church in Cedar Park (Sunday) and Tillman Physical Therapy on Thursday.  We will be at the Sun City market on Tuesday and the Georgetown market on Thursday.  Order ahead or come by our table for spot-purchases.

Veal Season Extended:  Due to popular demand, we have decided extend availability of our pasture-raised veal.  We will have veal available through September.  If you would like an eighth, quarter or half veal, please let us know as soon as possible.  This will absolutely be the last veal we have until January.

August schedule changes:  We've made a number of changes to our August market and delivery schedule.  The current schedule is at the bottom of this e-mail, and the Calendar Page of the website is up-to-date. You can also become a fan of us on Facebook for reminders or updates to our delivery schedule.


You can order online or spot purchase at the Georgetown, Round Rock, Sun City or Brazos Markets. 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Sunday August 14: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Tuesday August 16 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Thursday August 18 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday August 18 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, August 20, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

Monday, August 22; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, August 22; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

Saturday, August 27; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 8/2/2011 12:43pm by Ralph Mitchell.
I'm lucky to be sitting in the Grand Tetons as I compose this e-mail (it's a business trip, I swear!).  The cool temperatures and last night's rain are a long-missed blessing.  As we drove through Montana and Wyoming, looking at lush pastures and sleek, fat cattle, I was reminded how vulnerable we are to the natural fluctuations of our world.  The blessings of one climate are matched by the misfortunes of another.

At home, most of our tanks (ponds) are dry and the property has never been as brown or devoid of growth in anyone's memory.  Many of our fellow cattlemen have sold their herds for lack of water.  Those that haven't are hauling in hay from Colorado, Kansas, the Dakotas and elsewhere.  Local grain farmers are baling their corn and milo (sorghum) because grain yields are generally too low to pay the cost of harvesting it as grain.  That at least, is providing some local feed to livestock producers.

For the moment, thanks to Ralph's advance planning for the capriciousness of our Texas climate, we are able to feed and water our cattle.  We're doing everything in our power to minimize the impact of the heat and drought on our cattle and to maintain the quality of our product.  Meanwhile, we're hoping and praying for an end to this drought.  Any thoughts and prayers to that end are welcome!

August schedule changes:  We've made a number of changes to our August market and delivery schedule.  The current schedule is at the bottom of this e-mail, and the Calendar Page of the website is up-to-date. You can also become a fan of us on Facebook for reminders or updates to our delivery schedule.

Round Rock market this weekend:  Our schedule for August has changed, and we will be at the Round Rock market twice in August!  We will be at the market this coming Saturday, as well as later in August.  You can place an order ahead of time through our on-line ordering, or just stop by the market to pick out what you'd like.

Village Burger coupon good through Saturday:  Click here to download a pair of coupons for the Village Burger, featuring Wild Type Ranch beef from Stover Bros. Cafe.  Stover Bros. is located in the Deli of Village Foods in Bryan.  Hurry!  The coupons expire August 6! 

You can order online or spot purchase at the Georgetown, Round Rock, Sun City or Brazos Markets. 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday August 6: Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

Sunday August 14: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Tuesday August 16 Sun City Farmer's Market 9-noon (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown) 

Thursday August 18 Tillman PT Delivery (2519 S. Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday August 18 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, August 20, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

Monday, August 22; Riata Bar and Grill (12221 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin) 10:45-11:00

Monday, August 22; Arboretum-Brick Oven (Next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:20-11:45

Saturday, August 27; Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (S&W parking lot 300 University Blvd)

At Dyer Dairy, weekly by arrangement

 

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 7/27/2011 9:03am by Ralph Mitchell.
We are making a bonus appearance at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market this weekend.  We've got plenty of beef in stock, veal and even eggs for this weekend.  You can place an order ahead of time through our on-line ordering, or just stop by the market to pick out what you'd like.

Buy One, Get One Free or $1.99 Village Burger:  Click here to download a pair of coupons for the Village Burger, featuring Wild Type Ranch beef from Stover Bros. Cafe.  Stover Bros. is located in the Deli of Village Foods in Bryan.  Hurry!  The coupons expire August 6! 

Facebook Fans
:  Join us on Facebook for news from the ranch, links to interesting food and ag information and occasional specials.  Your favorite farmer's markets have facebook pages, too; the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market and the Georgetown Farmer's Market Association.

You can order online or spot purchase at the Georgetown, Round Rock, Sun City or Brazos Markets. 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Saturday July 30; Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave

Monday Aug 8; monthly deliveries to Riata and Arboretum (North Austin) 

Saturday, Aug 13,  Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (Scott &White parking lot, 300 University Blvd) 

Sunday Aug 14: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Tuesday August 16 Sun City, 9-noon, Sun City Activity Center (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown)

Thursday August 18 Tillman PT/Crossfit Cedar Park Delivery (Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday August 18 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Saturday, August 20, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

 

At Dyer Dairy by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com
 


Posted 7/20/2011 12:54pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Just a quick reminder that we will be at the Georgetown market tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) from 3:30-6:30.  We'll have beef, veal and even a little bit of produce from the family garden.  We'll be taking a couple weeks break from markets after this, and won't be back in the area until August 13th, so come stock up while you can!

Tillman/Cedar Park deliveries Thursday, July 21:  Thursday July 21 (tomorow) is our regular delivery day to Tillman PT and Cedar Park-Lakeline (2519 S Lakeline Blvd) from 12:45-1:15.  Please have orders in by Wednesday at 5 pm for Thursday delivery.  If you work in the North Austin, Round Rock or Georgetown area and are interested in having a monthly delivery point at your place of work, let us know. 

Vote for us!  We're still in the running for an Intuit small business grant.  Our chances of winning are determined by the number of votes and kind of comments we get.  Click here to vote!

Special Items in Stock:  We've got some seasonal goodies in stock now, including summer sausage, Loin K-bobs, Ribeye Cutlets, Arm (round bone) Roasts and Tenderloin Roasts.  All can be ordered online through the website

Have you tried the Village Burger? 
Stover Bros. Cafe, inside Village Foods in Bryan, features our beef as their "Village Burger".  If you haven't tried one, you should!

You can order online or spot purchase at the Georgetown, Round Rock, Sun City or Brazos Markets. 

OUR MARKET AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

Thursday July 21 Tillman PT/Crossfit Cedar Park Delivery (Lakeline Cedar Park) 12:45-1:15

Thursday July 21 Georgetown Farmer's Market 3:30-6:30 San Gabriel Park

Monday Aug 8; monthly deliveries to Riata and Arboretum (North Austin) 

Saturday, Aug 13,  Round Rock Farmer's Market 8-12 (Scott &White parking lot, 300 University Blvd) 

Sunday Aug 14: Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido, Cedar Park) 12:15-12:45

Tuesday August 16 Sun City, 9-noon, Sun City Activity Center (2 Texas Ave, Georgetown)  

Saturday, August 20, Brazos Farmer’s Market 8-noon Wm. J. Bryan and Texas Ave 

 

At Dyer Dairy by arrangement

Pickup is also available most times by arrangement at the ranch .Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange. 

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

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  
  • Stover Bros. Cafe (Inside Village Foods):  Wild Type Ranch ground beef is the featured beef in Stover's "Village Burger".  Get the best burger in the Brazos Valley, then go buy some beef to take home!

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com