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Posted 11/2/2016 10:30pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch,

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

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

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

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

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

Standing Rib Roast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

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

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

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

Greetings loyal CSA customers.

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your continued support and patronage,

The Wild Type Ranch team

Deliveries this Tuesday...

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

Greetings friends, customers and supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday September 15th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday September 20th between 11:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664:   In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday September 20th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday September 15th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will have a full market presence at this market: Sept 10th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 8/1/2016 4:46pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings customers and supporters,

2016 is slipping by at quite a rate, with the Texas summer being a great time to give that grill some exercise. Wild Type Ranch beef goes so well on the grill...

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 August are noted below.

We have two veal eighths that are just begging to be appreciated by some lucky customer. They weigh around 25 pounds and are available here at 25% off the usual price. An absolute bargain, and excellent eating at $180! Once they are gone, there will not be any more at that price.

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

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

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

Wild Type Ranch will have a full market presence at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan this Saturday, August 6th from 8:00 AM to 12 noon. 

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

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

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

For Georgetown and Round Rock customers,The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown has a freezer stocked with our products. Now, that's a great little shop worth the visit!  Please note the NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Dyer Dairy has new hours of Thurs-Sat from 10-6. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20.  The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, August 11th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday August 11th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday August 16th 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 August 16th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday August 18th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will have a full market presence at this market: Aug 6th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 7/15/2016 4:44pm by Ralph Mitchell.

There's still a few days left in our ground beef and pack sale! Order by July 21 (take delivery in July OR August). Round Rock, Arboretum and Temple deliveries are next week.

Ground beef 10-packs are on sale for  $60.00. That a $7.50 savings over the regular price and $1.50/lb savings over the per-pound price for individual packages!

Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs are all $5.00/pack off of their regular price. 

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

**Pack sale prices are valid from July 5-July 21, while quantities last. Packs must be ordered or picked up between those dates to receive the sale price. Grab bag samplers must be ordered online.**

NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Beginning this week, Dyer Dairy has new hours of Thurs-Sat from 10-6. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20.

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

Village Foods and Pharmacy is now open at the new premises. We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. They are easy enough to find 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). 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!

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.
 
Beef Fat: With the great grass we have had though spring, we are able to offer bags of tallow (beef fat) for rendering. We render this for our own use, sometimes mixing it with olive oil for healthy (and delicious) deep fat frying. Available through the Value and Specialty Cuts page, an 8-12 lb bag is $8.00
 
Bacon:  We are offering naturally cured, smoked pork bacon.  The same local meat processor that makes our jerky and summer sausage uses a similar (no nitrate, no MSG) vegetable curing process to make bacon.  The pork used to make the bacon is sourced by the processor and not raised by us.  The pigs are conventionally raised. Due to the growers-only restrictions at the Brazos Market, this product is not available for individual sale at the Brazos Market.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb).
 
Marrow Bones: With folk taking a keen interest in the health benefits of bone broth, we have have asked many times about marrow bones. We are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   The cost is $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package. Please note, these are not soup bones with the flesh, but bare bones full of marrow. There are only a very limited quantity of these packs available.

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. (Almost out of stock, more on the way, but it might be next month before we have it. Sorry!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday Aug 11 between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 
Tuesday July 19th 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 July 19th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple   
Thursday July 21st between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market  
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
Aug 6th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 7/5/2016 11:41am by Ralph Mitchell.

Now that the noise and sparkle of July 4th fireworks have subsided, we're turning our attention to clearing out freezers for the summer. SO, we are announcing a spectabulous sale on packs!

Ground beef 10-packs are on sale for  $60.00. That a $7.50 savings over the regular price and $1.50/lb savings over the per-pound price for individual packages!

Grill packs, Value Packs and Variety packs are all $5.00/pack off of their regular price. 

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

**Pack sale prices are valid from July 5-July 21, while quantities last. Packs must be ordered or picked up between those dates to receive the sale price. Grab bag samplers must be ordered online. All other sale packs may be ordered online or purchased at the Brazos Farmer's Market**

Wild Type Ranch will have a full market presence at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan this Saturday, July 9th from 8:00 AM to 12 noon. 

NEW DELIVERY DAY FOR DYER DAIRY: Beginning this week, Dyer Dairy has new hours of Thurs-Sat from 10-6. Consequently, we will now be doing our Dyer deliveries on Thursdays, from 1-1:20.  The delivery date at Dyer this month is Thursday, July 14.

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

Village Foods and Pharmacy is now open at the new premises. We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. They are easy enough to find 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). 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!

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

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. (Almost out of stock, more on the way, but it might be next month before we have it. Sorry!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Thursday July 14 between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday July 19th 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 July 19th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday July 21st between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
July 9th  8:00 am to 12:00 noon. We will have a full market presence at this market.
Aug 6th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 6/7/2016 4:14pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Yes, you read that correctly... We decided to promote our beef just a little.

So, at the past two farmer's markets that we have attended, we have had a drawing, where anyone could enter their name and contact details to win a ten pack of our one pound chubs of ground beef, complete with its own WTR branded insulated tote bag. No purchase was necessary to enter for the prize that is valued all up at $72.50.

The first market where we had the drawing was at the Walker Honey Farm Farmer's Market at Rogers, Texas, on May 30th, otherwise recognized as Memorial Day.

We got there before sun-up as there were over 40 vendors booked to be there. A fairly significant electrical storm and rain (but thankfully not much wind) took its time to pass over us about that time, but after about 10:00 AM it was a lovely sunny day. We set up our stall without too much trouble, and only had to hang on to it once when a breeze sprang up and died just as suddenly.

We had good interest in our products and folk didn't need too much convincing to enter the draw for the ground beef. When the winner was drawn, it was Janet K, from Belton. She told us that winning the drawing had "made her day".

We met with Janet back there at Walker's Honey at Rogers to present her with her tote bag and beef. That certainly put a lovely big smile on her face. She really was excited about it and is keen to share with us how she prepares the product and perhaps even share a recipe or two with us.

If you're in the Rogers area, the Walker Honey Farm is a great little place to stop by at. They have many varied products from their honey industry, as well as mead and wine from their Dancing Bee Winery. Highly recommended.

The next market that we held a drawing for an identical prize was the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market in Bryan. It was the first anniversary of their new location in downtown Bryan. Surprisingly, some of the folk at that market didn't seem as eager to enter the drawing, but a good number did so.

Patricia H. of Bryan was certainly glad that she entered, because hers was the winning entry. We met with her at Village Foods and Pharmacy in Bryan to present the tote bag of ground beef to her. The smile on her face said it all...

Interestingly, neither of these two lovely ladies have been customers of ours previously, but both said that they would be keen to promote us on their private Facebook pages. If you haven't visited our Wild Type Ranch Facebook page, do have a look and 'Like' us if you like what you see!

There is something that feels really good about making someone happy, and more importantly, making new friends into the bargain. We are all winners here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 6/1/2016 8:57pm by Ralph Mitchell.

A June message to our loyal customers...

This year is going by at what appears to be an ever-increasing speed. We've had 27 inches of rain already this year here at the ranch, which is about the same as this time last year. It's interesting to reflect that in the years 2008 and 2011, we got just over 22 inches total for each of those years. The place just now is as green as can be, and the cattle love it! We much prefer to have a mud problem than having to endure a dust problem.

Wild Type Ranch will have a full market presence at the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market at (500 Nth Main) Downtown Bryan this Saturday, June 4th from 8:00 AM to 12 noon. This market is a special anniversary event for the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, celebrating its (I think) 20th birthday. Organizers have planned for a bigger and grander than normal celebratory market this Saturday, so if you can make it, come on out and enjoy the atmosphere. The vegetables and other wonderfully fresh locally produced food are always excellent quality and value.

To join in with the festivities, Wild Type Ranch will be giving away, to one lucky winner, a 10-pack of our delicious 1 pound chubs of ground beef, complete with a WTR branded insulated tote-bag to keep it cold on the journey home. Total value, $72.50. Be sure sure to enter the drawing at our Wild Type Ranch stall to have a chance to win this prize.The drawing will be held after the market closes, so no-one needs to remain at the market longer than needed, and the winner notified by email. The prize will be presented at a mutually agreeable time and place.

A free branded insulated tote bag will be provided free with any pack purchase. This includes Value, Variety, Grill and Ground Beef 10-pack purchases. These tote bags are also available for purchase for $5. Very handy items in the summer heat.

We usually do our monthly deliveries around the third week of every month, so we will be back at the Brazos Market (deliveries only) between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday June 18th. This may suit some of our CSA customers a bit better.

Last month we wrote "Good news, we have VEAL! This veal is simply excellent. It was harvested while nursing from its mother and grazing our pastures that are currently so rich in typical Spring grasses and beautiful lush stands of Arrow Clover and wild alfalfa.

With the wet weather that we have enjoyed, the pastures are powering and the taste profile from this veal reflects that. The flesh is juicy, tender, and is slightly darker than veal is typically. It also has a more complex, sweeter taste, especially the fat. It is absolutely delicious! You can order an eighth of this veal right here... We will have cuts available at the Brazos Farmers Market."

We have sold much of this veal but still have two 1/8ths (each 25.7 pounds) available. We have lowered the price to the CSA pricing of $9:00 per pound. These 1/8ths are on our website for $231.30. If you have room in your freezer, you won't regret buying this.

We have CSA packs available for our CSA subscribers, as well as Value , Variety and Grill Packs. These represent an inexpensive and great way to enjoy a few of our quality products, giving yourself some choice of cuts, available to you right there in your freezer.

Should folk in the Bryan/College Station region feel the need for 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 now open at the new premises. We have stocked their freezers with a relatively wide selection of our beef products. They are easy enough to find 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). 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!

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

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. (Almost out of stock, more on the way, but it might be next month before we have it. Sorry!)

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. Our labels have been approved, but we are waiting on our next batch just now. Not many left!)

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we are once again able to offer bulk beef in odd-numbered months starting in July. 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. July halves, quarters and eighths have already been sold. This is a great way to get quality natural grass-fed beef at the lowest price available from us.

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

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

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

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

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  10:00-10:20
Tuesday June 21st between 10:00 and 10:20 AM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday June 21st 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
TuesdayJune 21st between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday June 23rd between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
June 4th,  8:00 am to 12:00 noon. We will have a full market presence at this market.
June 18th, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Delivery of orders only
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 5/26/2016 9:34pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Dear CSA members,

Your loyalty and support is so appreciated. Thank you!

Last month we had some exciting news... We had VEAL available, with CSA members being offered it first at the CSA discounted price of $9 per pound for a veal eighth, before it was offered to our other non-CSA customers.

Surprisingly, we still have two eighths available. You can order this in place of your regular CSA if you wish to.

This veal is simply excellent. It was harvested while nursing from its mother and grazing our pastures that are currently very rich in typical Spring grasses and beautiful lush stands of Arrow Clover and wild alfalfa. With the wet weather that we have enjoyed, the pastures are powering and the taste profile from this veal reflects that. The flesh is juicy, tender, and is slightly darker than veal is typically. It also has a more complex, sweeter taste, especially the fat. Absolutely delicious!

We had to wait an extra month for a harvest slot with our processor, so it was marginally larger than typical. The veal eighths weigh 25.7 pounds and are available from our CSA Order page for $231.30 per eighth. Once they are gone, there won't be any more for some months. Highly recommended!

Once again it is time to reserve your monthly cow-share (CSA) packs for June.  While we intend to have a full market presence at The Brazos Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 4th, our normal (third week of the month) delivery schedule for June begins Tuesday, June 21st. So, if you're not quite ready for a pack this month, you can order for July from our website.  Please remember to place all orders through the Members-only order page.  

We still have a few openings in the CSA program for new monthly CSA subscribers, so if you have friends who want to enroll, please direct them to the CSA order page.

Items available through the member page: To simplify your ordering process, our most popular items are available through the CSA member order page.  10-packs of ground beef, jerky, summer sausage, pan sausage, marrow bone packs and naturally cured pork bacon as described below. (Note, We have been told that our summer sausage will be in late this week, but as yet haven't seen it. Next general email should have more news.)

Pork 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 purchase outside of packs at the Brazos market. $7.50 per approximately 1 lb package

Marrow Bones: We don't typically include these in the CSA packs, because they have no meat on them.  Marrow bones make fabulous beef broth and are available through the CSA member order page.  $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package. These are very limited in supply, so it's 'first in first served'.

Thanks for your continued support and patronage,

the Wild Type Ranch team 

 

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

Brazos Farmer's Market, .  
at 500 N. Main 
June 4th  8:00 am to noon. We are planning to have a full market presence at this market.
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664: 12:00-12:20.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday June 21st
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday June 21st
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday June 23rd
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday June 21st
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)