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Posted 3/22/2016 1:32pm by Ralph Mitchell.

The first quarter of this year has almost gone. The grass is absolutely powering at Wild Type Ranch, happy cattle and fast growing calves are doing so well here! It has been a very busy time here, as we've been working very hard doing some overdue work maintaining fences, improving and strengthening them to keep our infrastructure in good shape. We need to do this while the ground is soft and the temperatures bearable for hard physical labor. Ranching isn't easy, but the rewards are worth the effort. Especially when we can provide a great product to our loyal customers.

Value and Variety Packs: At Wild Type Ranch, we have some inventory remaining in our freezers and have some Value and Variety Packs available. 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.

Our delivery schedule for April is up on our website calendar. We are planning to have a full presence at the Brazos market on March 26th and also April 23rd. Details below.

In our last newsletter we announced "Veal! We are planning to have veal available from our next harvest."... We have had to delay that veal harvest by a month due to limitations on our spaces available at the processors. We will have the veal available after April.

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 to the public and in full swing there 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)

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.

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(Sorry, sold out just now. Very popular!) So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

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. Our labels have been approved, but this product has a label from our processor while ours get printed. It states that there is MGS added, but this is not the case with our beef pan sausage.

Packs: We have Value, Variety and Marrow Bone packs.  They can be purchased through our online store.

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. May 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 when 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, Cathy and Christi)
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Full Farmer's Market presence March 26th.
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday April 19
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday April 19
 
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 April 19
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday April 21
Brazos Farmer's Market, .  
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
April; 23rd  8:00 am to 12:00 noon. We have a full market presence at this market.
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 3/8/2016 1:08pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Time to reserve your monthly cow-share (CSA) packs for March.  Our delivery schedule for March begins Tuesday, March 22.  So, if you're not quite ready for a pack this month, you can order for April 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, jerky, summer sausage, pan sausage, marrow bone packs and NEW naturally cured pork bacon as described below.  Although we cannot sell bacon individually at the Brazos market, it can be included in Member orders through this page.

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(Sorry, sold out this month. Very popular for making bone broth!) So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).  We don't typically include these in the CSA packs, because they have no meat on them.  Marrow bones are available though the CSA member order page, or through the packs or value and specialty cuts page.  $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

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 the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
March 26th  10-11 am. We 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 March 22
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday March 22
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday March 24
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday March 22
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)
Posted 2/25/2016 8:45am by Ralph Mitchell.

February is almost gone, it feels like this year is going by at quite a rate! We have plenty of lovely green winter rye-grass starting to really power along, and our new calf crop are growing so fast! So far we have our first nine calves on the ground and looking so good! Happy cows with happy calves are a joy to watch, especially when there is plenty of fresh grass.

Value and Variety Packs: At Wild Type Ranch we have new inventory in our freezers and have some Value and Variety Packs available. 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. There are other cuts and packs available at our online store as well.

Our delivery schedule for February started on the 23rd. Please note that we will only be at the Brazos Market to deliver orders from 10:00 am to 11:00am on February 27th, but are planning to have a full presence at the Brazos market on March 26th. Details below.

Looking forward to March, there is news that will please some of our loyal customers...

Veal! We are planning to have veal available from our next harvest. That means that around the last week of March, we will have veal in our inventory for sale. There will be an eighth and a half available. More on that in our next newsletter.

March delivery dates will be dependent on when our next harvest is available to us from the processor, either the week beginning March 21, or the following week beginning March 28th.

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 to the public and in full swing there 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)

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.

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:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

Our popular Summer Sausage is back in stock after being absent for a while. Made from our grass-fed beef, it is made with no added nitrites or MSG, cured with celery and other vegetable seasonings.

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. Our labels have been approved, but this product has a label from our processor while ours get printed. It states that there is MGS added, but this is not the case with our beef pan sausage.

Packs: We have Value, Variety and Marrow Bone packs in stock!  They can be purchased through our online store.

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. March and May halves have already been sold, as well as the March quarter. 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 when 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, Cathy and Christi)
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Delivery of orders only! February 27th, 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Full Farmer's Market presence March 26th.
 
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 2/8/2016 5:25pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Well, we're already well into February, and slowly transitioning some of our operational activities to other members of the Wild Type Ranch team. We're slightly late this month for a couple of reasons, and we do apologize if that's a problem to anyone.

Our delivery schedule for February starts on the 23rd, and can be found at the bottom of the newsletter, or see the website calendar. Please note that we will only be at the Brazos Market to deliver orders from 10:00 am to 11:00am on February 27th, but are planning to have a full presence at the Brazos market on March 26th.

BRAZOS VALLEY NEWS: Village Foods has now ceased operations, and we are reliably told that they will recommence as Village Foods and Pharmacy, hopefully soon to open their doors at the new premises. We are told that they will continue with the pharmacy, the gluten-free department and will be stocking our beef. The new location is:

Village Foods and Pharmacy, Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan. (Cnr E 29th and Broadmoor).

Additional to that, we are proud to be providing a small range of our beef to Brazos Natural Foods. They are located at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan. There is some selected inventory in the freezers there and they will be happy to order in specific cuts to suit your requirements.

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:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

Our popular Summer Sausage is back in stock after being absent for a while. Made from our grass-fed beef, it is made with no added nitrites or MSG, cured with celery and other vegetable seasonings.

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. This product has a label from our processor while ours gets approved. It states that there is MGS added, but this is not the case with this sausage.

Packs: We have Value, Variety and Marrow Bone packs in stock!  They can be purchased through our online store.

Veal: We have just a few pounds of very tasty ground veal available.  This makes great meatloaf or meatballs! Don't miss your last chance before spring! Purchase yours through the veal page of our online store. 

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we will once again be offering 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.

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, or not purchase a pack (share), 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 when 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.

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

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

Brazos Farmer's Market, .  
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Delivery of orders only! February 27th, 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday, February 23rd, 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm.
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday, February 23rd
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday, February 25th
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday, February 23rd
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 2/8/2016 5:02pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Time to reserve your monthly cow-share (CSA) packs for February.  Our delivery schedule for February begins Tuesday, Feb 23.  So, if you're not quite ready for a pack this month, you can order for March 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, jerky, summer sausage, pan sausage, marrow bone packs and NEW naturally cured pork bacon as described below.  Although we cannot sell bacon individually at the Brazos market, it can be included in Member orders through this page.

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:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).  We don't typically include these in the CSA packs, because they have no meat on them.  Marrow bones are available though the CSA member order page, or through the packs or value and specialty cuts page.  $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

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 the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Feb 27  10-11 am ORDER PICKUP ONLY
 
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 Feb 23
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday Feb 23
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday Feb 25
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday Feb 23
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 1/13/2016 3:24pm by Sara Faivre-Davis.

Our beef is now being stocked by Brazos Natural Foods at 4303 South Texas Avenue, Bryan.

Posted 1/13/2016 3:20pm by Sara Faivre-Davis.

Mother and daughter are doing very nicely...

Posted 1/9/2016 3:48pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Happy New Year to all of our customers! Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 2016 from all of the Wild Type Ranch team. We are excited about our new year, as we ramp up supply gradually but steadily. We are expecting great things this year for our business.

Our delivery schedule for January starts on the 19th, and can be found at the bottom of the newsletter, or see the website calendar. Please note that we will only be at the Brazos Market to deliver orders from 10:00 am to 11:00am on January 23rd.

BRAZOS VALLEY NEWS: There are a couple of important changes for our loyal Brazos Valley customers. Village Foods in Bryan has been carrying our products for quite some time, and is a convenient place for you to stock up on individual products between our Brazos Market appearances. They are closing the store down, BUT! Village Foods and Pharmacy will open its doors in the first week of February and will be carrying our beef at the new premises. The new location is:

Village Foods and Pharmacy, Suite 100, 3030 E 29th Street, Bryan. (Cnr E 29th and Broadmoor).

Additional to that, we are proud to announce that we will also be providing a small range of our beef to Brazos Natural Foods. They are located at 4303 S Texas Ave, Bryan. Hopefully we'll have some stock in there next week some time.

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:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

Our popular Summer Sausage is back in stock after being absent for a while. Made from our grass-fed beef, it is made with no added nitrites or MSG, cured with celery and other vegetable seasonings.

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. This product has a label from our processor while ours gets approved. It states that there is MGS added, but this is not the case with this sausage.

Packs: We have Value, Variety and Marrow Bone packs in stock!  They can be purchased through our online store.

Veal: We have a few pounds of very tasty ground veal available.  This makes great meatloaf or meatballs! Don't miss your last chance before spring! Purchase yours through the veal page of our online store. 

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we will once again be offering 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.

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 whether or not to purchase a pack (share), 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 when 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.

Interested in Essential Oils?  I've been using essential oils for a while, and have really come to appreciate the doTerra products.  If you are interested or curious feel free to ask me about using or ordering.  You can order oils and accessories through my doTerra website.  I can also help you sign up to get a 25% wholesale discount (NO reselling required!  I use it for my family's needs).

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

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  We will be finalizing and posting the December schedule soon. 

Brazos Farmer's Market, .  
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Delivery of orders only! January 23rd, 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday, January 19th, 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm.
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday, January 19th
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday, January 21st
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday, January 19th
 
Live Oak Unitarian Church 33151 El Salido Parkway 12:00-12:30
temporarily discontinued
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 1/8/2016 9:40am by Ralph Mitchell.

Time to reserve your monthly cow-share (CSA) packs for January.  Our delivery schedule for January begins Tuesday, Jan 19.  So, if you're not quite ready for a pack this month, you can order ahead for later months.  We have one eighth available for February at this time.  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, jerky, summer sausage, pan sausage, marrow bone packs and NEW naturally cured pork bacon.  Although we cannot sell bacon individually at the Brazos market, it can be included in Member orders through this page.

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:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).  We don't typically include these in the CSA packs, because they have no meat on them.  Marrow bones are available though the CSA member order page, or through the packs or value and specialty cuts page.  $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

Eggs: we continue to have a limited number of eggs from our backyard flock.  Production declines some in the winter, so for the time being, we will be carrying eggs with us at deliveries and at the markets as we have them available.  They will be on a first-come, purchase basis for $3.75/dozen.  

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 the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Jan 23  10-11 am ORDER PICKUP ONLY
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664 NOTE NEW TIME:  12:00-12:20.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday Jan 19
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday Jan 19
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday Jan 19
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday Jan 19
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)
Posted 12/1/2015 11:28am by Ralph Mitchell.

'Tis the season to nurture yourself with healthy food.  Order now to stock up on our delicious, tender and tasty beef for to keep all your Santa's helpers well-fed. Our delivery schedule for December starts next week, and can be found at the bottom of the newsletter, or see the website calendar.

Be sure to check out all our news, including some new items and gift ideas.  

Looking for a healthy stocking stuffer?  Our beef jerky makes a great, healthy and locally produced stocking stuffer.  Because it is smoked, dried and cured, it can be safely put in a stocking overnight.  We recommend refrigeration if it will not be consumed within a few days.

Gift Certificates available!  Did you know we have gift certificates available through our online store?  You can purchase a gift certificate for a dollar amount ($25-$500), for a any of our packs or for a 3-pack mini-Cowhare membership.  

NEW ITEMS!  Based on customer demand, we have added two new items to our online store:  naturally cured pork bacon and marrow bones. Both are 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 to our Brazos customers.  $7.50 per package (approx. 1 lb.).
Marrow Bones:  So many of you have asked about marrow bones, that we are now offering a 3-3.5 pound package of marrow bones (aka doggie bones).   $9.00 per 3-3.5 lb package

Packs: We have Value, Variety, Marrow Bone and Grill packs in stock!  They can be reserved through our online store.

Veal: We have one veal eighth and a few pounds of ground veal available .  Don't miss your last chance before spring! Reserve yours through the veal page of our online store. 

Eggs: we continue to have a limited number of eggs from our backyard flock.  You can order eggs, as available, through the online store

Halves, quarters and eighths: With our supply secured for the coming year, we will once again be offering bullk 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.

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 whether or not to purchase a pack (share), 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 when 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.

Interested in Essential Oils?  I've been using essential oils for a while, and have really come to appreciate the doTerra products.  If you are interested or curious feel free to ask me about using or ordering.  You can order oils and accessories through my doTerra website.  I can also help you sign up to get a 25% wholesale discount (NO reselling required!  I use it for my family's needs).

 

Thanks for supporting us, and sustainably produced, local food!

The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, Cathy and Christi)

 

Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  We will be finalizing and posting the December schedule soon. 

Brazos Farmer's Market, .  
at the NEW downtown Bryan location 500 N. Main 
Full market December 12, 8-noon
 
Round Rock:  Renaissance Square Shopping Center, 1601 S Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664.  In the parking lot outside the Exchange Church
Tuesday Dec 15
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB) 11:00-11:30: 
Tuesday Dec 15
 
Temple 902 S. Main, Temple   Thursdays  11:30-11:45
Thursday Dec 10
 
The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX  Tuesdays 10:00-10:20
Tuesday Dec 15
 
Live Oak Unitarian Church 33151 El Salido Parkway 12:00-12:30
temporarily discontinued
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please call or e-mail to schedule)