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End of the year... Almost!

Posted 12/2/2016 11:08am by Ralph Mitchell.

Greetings friends and customers of Wild Type Ranch!

Thanksgiving is already history for this year and we are steaming into December, with Christmas now just over three weeks away The year seems to have gone by rather quickly.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of our valued supporters all the very best for a safe and happy festive season, and may your New Year be a happy, healthy and prosperous one.

Some good news for Cow Share (CSA) members. We have finally been able to produce a limited number of fully free-range eggs. We had to start again with newly hatched chicks earlier this year after some nasty person decided that they needed all of our laying hens more than we did. All of those hens disappeared one night without leaving a single feather behind...

The replacement chicks are now mature chickens and range freely over a couple of acres doing what comes naturally to chickens. The eggs are very tasty, with a bright orange yolk. They will cost you $4.00 per dozen and are only available to Cow Share members who order their monthly CSA bag of beef. Sadly, our WTR Cow Share openings are all filled, so it is existing members only just now.

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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 December 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 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. So now you can buy bulk beef bones through our website. See: Grass-fed beef bones.

bonesThe 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, December 17th 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, December 8th.

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 available once again. This little beauty is great to have in the freezer, ready for company or simply a snack. It is from our grass-fed beef and produced naturally with no nitrites or MSG. Very tasty!

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.

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 December 8th between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday December 13th 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 December 13th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday December 8th between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: December 17th, 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)