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October Orders

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)

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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)