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Posted 8/24/2010 9:56pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We've got a problem.  But it's a good problem.  Even though we have increased our harvesting rate by 25%, and just picked up beef on August 12th, we are nearly sold out.  We're picking up beef again next week, so it won't be a problem for long.  Given our short supply, we will NOT be at the Thursday Georgetown market this week.  We WILL be in Round Rock on Saturday, however.  As a bonus for Saturday, we should be well-stocked on Dyer Dairy cheese.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to place an order for Saturday's Round Rock market.  Below is a listing of what's in, what's out and what's in short supply:  The best option, as always, is to join one of our subscription (CSA) programs.  Because we can plan ahead for our CSAs, we guarantee availability for CSA members.

IN STOCK NOW:  Ground beef, Hamburger patties (half and quarter pound), stew, stir fry, short ribs, brisket, chuck roast, soup bones, sirloin K-bobs, chili beef, liver
LIMITED SUPPLY:  Tenderloin steaks, round steak, doggie bones, 
OUT OF STOCK:  rib steaks, ribeye steaks, New York strip steaks, sirloin steaks rump roast, TX style boneless ribs, flank and skirt

ROUND ROCK ON SATURDAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock market on Saturday, with plenty of hamburger patties and ground beef, along with an assortment of delectable Dyer Dairy raw milk cheeses.  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 28, Sep 11.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Sep 5. 12:15-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 8/19/2010 12:43pm by Ralph Mitchell.

It seems like I've been fielding a number of questions lately about how our beef is processed.  If one person asks a question, it usually indicates that a number of others may have the same question.  So, here are some FAQs:

Do you raise all of the beef you sell?  All of the beef we sell comes off our ranch.  Most of it is born here (we're now in our 4th generation of breeding and selection).  A small number of our beeves are born on the ranches of friends, whose genetics and management practices mirror our own.  Although we are aware there are those who sometimes supplement with boxed (commercial) meat or with animals from the sale barn, we pledge never to do so. 

Do you process your own beef?  
Our beef is harvested and processed at Rabroker's Westphalia Market, just outside of Temple.  Rabroker's is a state licensed and inspected meat processing plant.  All meat sold to consumers must be processed under state or local inspection.  On top of the legal reasons for doing so, slaughter at a modern processing plant is far more humane than we could possibly do on the ranch.  Rabrokers also has the trained personnel necessary to cut meat to our specifications, and the ability to dry-age, vacuum seal and quick-freeze the final packages.

What do you mean by "picking up beef"?  This means that we take our freezer trailer to the processing plant to get our beef after it has been processed and packaged.  I hope I haven't confused to many people by using this term!

How safe is the processor you use?  Our plant (as are all state-inspected plants) is required to undergo the same level of testing and the big plants. I have spoken at length with the man who has been the inspector at our processing plant for many years. The inspector tells me that Rabroker's have never had any issues with contamination or background levels of environmental bacteria.  In addition, because our ground beef comes only from a single animal, and not from trim from many animals from different plants, there is even less chance of bacterial contamination.

IN STOCK NOW:  We have a good supply of Doggie Shank Bones in stock for Thursday and Saturday.  We also have T-bone steaks this month.  

BACK AT THE GEORGETOWN MARKET TODAY:  We took a break from the heat last week, but Bruce is back at the Georgetown San Gabriel market this afternoon.  Stop out this afternoon for your best chance at steaks and choice cuts, before the folks down in Aggieland clean us out on Saturday!

SATURDAY IS BRAZOS VALLEY MARKET:  This Saturday, August 21, is our bi-weekly visit to the Brazos Valley Farmer's market.  We'll be in the health department parking lot on the corner of Wiliam J Bryan and Texas Ave from 8-noon.

SUNDAY IS LIVE OAK DELIVERY DAY:  We will be making a monthly delivery to Live Oak Unitarian Church (3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park) on Sunday, August 22nd, after church.  We'll be available for order pickup from 12:15-12:45 in the church parking lot.  Please place your orders by Saturday at 6 pm.

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 28, Sep 11.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 8/12/2010 10:49pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We picked up beef today and just taste-tested a few steaks, as we do each time we harvest.  I was particularly looking forward to tonight's tasting and not just because I've been deprived of good beef for 2 1/2 weeks while we travelled.  We use several measures of quality to select our beef; ultrasound, genetics and several "on-the-hoof" measurements.  We knew by our ultrasound results that one of the beeves harvested would grade the equivalent of prime, but we didn't have a DNA test on it to be sure its tenderness would be supreme enough to make our Captain's Cut.  So, we decided to wait until our taste-test to make the final decision.   

We have stringent standards for our product to begin with, so for beef to make our Captain's Cut grade means it is something really special.  Tonight's beef was splendid, but not superb enough to get that extra distinction.  So, we have a freezer full of great beef ready for Saturday's Round Rock market and the full schedule of deliveries and markets next week.  Although we would have loved to have offered you our premium grade beef, instead, we can instead offer you some really good beef without the premium.  Come and get it!  

ONE AUGUST CSA AVAILABLE: We've got one monthly or bi-monthly CSA spot open to begin in August, with delivery between now and September 1.  Our subscription programs are the best way to maintain a steady supply of our great beef.

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  Take advantage of our freshly stocked freezers to get some of your favorites.  This Saturday is also CSA delivery day for Round Rock patrons.

SUN CITY MONTHLY MARKET APPEARANCE NEXT TUESDAY:  Next Tuesday, August 17, is our monthly visit to the Sun City Farmer's Market.  If you've been missing us there, be sure to come out and stock up.

CEDAR PARK AND NORTH AUSTIN DELIVERIES NEXT MONDAY:  Our monthly drop-off in the Arboretum and at Tillman Physical Therapy in Cedar Park will be next Monday, August 16th.  Orders for those points need to be in by Sunday at 3 pm.  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Aug 17.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 14, Aug 28
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, August 16. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, August 16 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 7/28/2010 6:51pm by Ralph Mitchell.

There will be a slight change of venue for Saturday's market in Round Rock.  The city is steam cleaning the parking garage, so the market will move a block away to the vacant lot at 200 E Main St., directly across from the libaray.  We will be there with full freezers, so be sure to come see us!

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon. The freezers will be completely restocked on Friday, so if we've been sold out of your favorite cut recently, be sure to stop out (or better yet, order ahead and we'll save it for you!)  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Aug 17.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: July 31, Aug 14
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE July 24, August 7.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, August 16. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, August 16 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 7/16/2010 9:25pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Just a short note to let you know that we picked up 750 pounds of beef today and will be FULLY STOCKED for tomorrow's market in Round Rock. 

In addition, we have a supply of yummy Dyer Dairy cheeses, including Asiago, farm-house Cheddar and Rat-cheese (a mild cheddar). 

Finally, for tomorrow only, we are running a buy-one-get-one-free special on Chili beef.

Hope to see you tomorrow at the market!

Posted 7/14/2010 4:43pm by Ralph Mitchell.

One of the "perks" of participating in farmer's markets is that I get a healthy dose of contemplation time on the drives to and from the markets several times a week.  Lately, I've been thinking about my life's purpose and how the dream for Wild Type Ranch arose out of a pledge to myself to live life with integrity. 

Early in life, I had very clear career goals, and most would call a success what I did and where I got to before Ralph and I started the ranch together in 2005.  It seems to me now, a greater success is being able to go through daily life inspired and enthused.  The roots of those words; "in spirit" and "in theos" (or "in God") speak to a way of living where all aspects of life resonate with one's "life purpose".  In other words, integrity.

I've experienced lots of inspiration and enthusiasm lately; spending time with my extended family, a new horse at our house, a pair of locavore/meet the farmer dinners and increasing demand for what we produce.  

My boys often say that they can "taste the love" in the food we eat, when it is grown or prepared ourselves or by someone we know.  I think there is truth in that:  If your food is produced with inspiration and enthusiasm, how can it not taste better?

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon. The freezers will be completely restocked on Friday, so if we've been sold out of your favorite cut recently, be sure to stop out (or better yet, order ahead and we'll save it for you!)  

LOCAVORE DINNER TO SUPPORT NEW FARMER'S MARKET in SALADO:  Adelea's Farmer's Market, Inc.  is a new farmer's market opening in Salado, promising to "cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food".  Adelea's on Main, is holding a fund-raising locavore dinner Thursday, July 15.  This four-course dinner will be prepared from local ingredients, featuring Wild Type Ranch short ribs in a horseradish sauce and Texas wines.  Seating is limited to 20 people to allow diners to get to know the featured farmers; Wild Type Ranch and Quinton and Jennifer Locklin.  A few seats are still available.  Please call Jennifer Lohse Angell at 254-947-0018 for more information.

CHANGE TO SUN CITY MARKET SCHEDULE:  Our Sun City customers have been some of our most loyal and the Sun City market is always a pleasure to attend.  Sadly, however, our sales there often do not cover the cost of driving the trailer to the market 2-3 times per month.  Beginning this month, we will be appearing at the Sun City market once per month.  We WILL be at the market this coming Tuesday, July 20th and again August 17th. 

SUNDAY IS LIVE OAK DELIVERY DAY:  We will be making a monthly delivery to Live Oak Unitarian Church (3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park) on Sunday after church.  We'll be available for order pickup from 12:15-12:45 in the church parking lot. 

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: July 20.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: July 17, July 31
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE July 24, August 7.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, August 16. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, July 18. 12:05-12:30.
Dyer Dairy Mercantile:  7801 E Hwy 29, Georgetown,  Thursdays, by arrangement
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, August 16 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 6/30/2010 7:47pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We're back in town and ready for the 4th of July weekend  We'll be in Georgetown tomorrow and Round Rock on Saturday.  Bryan College Station customers can catch our special at Village Foods or some great barbecue on Sunday at Village Cafe.

Tonight, we're waiting for some much needed rain from Hurricane Alex.  It's sure hard to grow grass without rain and hard to grow grass-fed beef without grass!  Think wet thoughts for us, please.

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS:  Many thanks to all of you who sent kind words of comfort for the loss of my Mother last week.  We were really touched that so many people reached out to us during the past couple weeks.  What great customers we have!  We also owe a debt of gratitude to our nephew, Bruce, who held down the fort (and kept the garden watered) while we were away.

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  We'll be fully restocked with beef for your 4th of July barbecue! 

VILLAGE FOODS GROUND BEEF SPECIAL:  Although we won't be at the Bryan market this week, You can get our beef at Village Foods in Bryan.  Check out their 4th of July special on our ground beef, now through next Tuesday!  Village Foods does a great job of supporting a number of local producers.  They are my favorite place to shop for groceries! 

4th OF JULY LOCAVORE BARBECUE:  Featuring Wild Type Ranch Brisket.  Village Cafe in Bryan will be cooking brisket and other local foods Sunday afternoon.  We're planning to be there all afternoon for a "meet your farmer" opportunity.  Check out the Village Cafe website for details. 

GRILLING SPECIALS THIS WEEK:  Quarter Pound Hamburger Patties  $4.75/lb,  Extra Lean Ground Beef $4.75/lb.  10-packs of Extra Lean Ground Beef $37.00

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: July 20.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: July 3, July 17
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE July 10, July 24.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, July 12. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, July 11. 12:05-12:30.
Dyer Dairy Mercantile:  7801 E Hwy 29, Georgetown,  Thursdays, by arrangement
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, July 12 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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 6/30/2010 7:42pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We're back in town and ready for the 4th of July weekend  We'll be in Georgetown tomorrow and Round Rock on Saturday.  Bryan College Station customers can catch our special at Village Foods or some great barbecue on Sunday at Village Cafe.

Tonight, we're waiting for some much needed rain from Hurricane Alex.  It's sure hard to grow grass without rain and hard to grow grass-fed beef without grass!  Think wet thoughts for us, please.

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS:  Many thanks to all of you who sent kind words of comfort for the loss of my Mother last week.  We were really touched that so many people reached out to us during the past couple weeks.  What great customers we have!  We also owe a debt of gratitude to our nephew, Bruce, who held down the fort (and kept the garden watered) while we were away.

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  We'll be fully restocked with beef for your 4th of July barbecue! 

VILLAGE FOODS GROUND BEEF SPECIAL:  Although we won't be at the Bryan market this week, You can get our beef at Village Foods in Bryan.  Check out their 4th of July special on our ground beef, now through next Tuesday!  Village Foods does a great job of supporting a number of local producers.  They are my favorite place to shop for groceries! 

4th OF JULY LOCAVORE BARBECUE:  Featuring Wild Type Ranch Brisket.  Village Cafe in Bryan will be cooking brisket and other local foods Sunday afternoon.  We're planning to be there all afternoon for a "meet your farmer" opportunity.  Check out the Village Cafe website for details. 

GRILLING SPECIALS THIS WEEK:  Quarter Pound Hamburger Patties  $4.75/lb,  Extra Lean Ground Beef $4.75/lb.  10-packs of Extra Lean Ground Beef $37.00

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: July 20.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: July 3, July 17
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE July 10, July 24.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, July 12. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, July 11. 12:05-12:30.
Dyer Dairy Mercantile:  7801 E Hwy 29, Georgetown,  Thursdays, by arrangement
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, July 12 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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
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Posted 6/22/2010 7:21pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We will not be making our usual Thursday Georgetown Farmer's Market appearance this week.  My Mom, Joyce Aska Faivre, passed away earlier this week and the family will be attending her funeral.  Mom was a wonderful woman, from whom I got my appreciation for nature, way with words and quirky sense of humor.  She passed peacefully, and all seven of her children were able to come see her in her last few days.

It's times like these that make me realize just how much influence we have on our children, and through them, on our world, My parents' values, encouragement and knowledge made it possible for us to do what we do.  I only hope to do as well for my own boys. 

SATURDAY IS BRAZOS MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  We'll have beef and eggs (while they last). 

CAP GIVE-AWAY:  While supplies last, we are giving away a cool Wild Type Ranch ball cap with every CSA enrollment or Variety pack order. 

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: July 20.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: June 19, July 3
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE June 26.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, July 12. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, July 11. 12:05-12:30.
Dyer Dairy Mercantile:  7801 E Hwy 29, Georgetown,  Thursdays, by arrangement
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, July 12 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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:  

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Posted 6/15/2010 2:46pm by Ralph Mitchell.

I'm beginning to feel like we're local celebrities.  Not only are we featured in this month's Edible Austin, we were the subject of the "Our Town" segment of KWTX's Sunday news (click here for clip).  As a mom, my favorite part was the (unrehearsed) bit of an interview that with our eldest son, Eric.

It's nice to see local farmers and producers becoming newsworthy.  All political questions about the necessity regulation and government programs aside, there is no doubt that the most effective way to bring change to the food and agriculture industry is through the individual actions of producers and demands of consumers.   

SPECIAL, LIMITED STOCK:  Based on customer requests, we are stocking a few new and hard-to-find items: 
Beef fat/tallow:  We have a single, 8.5 lb bag of beef fat from the inside of the abdominal wall.  This fat can be rendered for cooking or used in soap making.  $7.50 for the bag.
Kidney, Sweetbreads and Oxtail:  $2.75/lb
Doggie Shank Bones:  6-12 inches, closely trimmed (no significant meat on them).  Great for dogs or a rich source of marrow broth.

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  The market is bursting with vendors this time of year; fresh peaches, beans, tomatoes, bread and much more.

CAP GIVE-AWAY:  While supplies last, we are giving away a cool Wild Type Ranch ball cap with every CSA enrollment or Variety pack purchase. 

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: June 22.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: June 19, July 3
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE June 26.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, July 12. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, July 11. 12:05-12:30.
Dyer Dairy Mercantile:  7801 E Hwy 29, Georgetown,  Thursdays, by arrangement
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, July 12 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

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” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

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