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March Beef Email

Posted 3/3/2017 2:34pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Greetings once again Wild Type Ranch customers, 
 
It's a little difficult to believe that we are already into the first week of March and that daylight saving starts in just over a week's time. Time really gets by when you are busy trying to get a lot of work done before it gets too hot.
 
The news for this month is that we were approached by ranchers a few miles away who have finally got their property into shape and they wanted some cows. So we have struck a deal whereby they purchase most of our mama cows, leave a portion of the breeding management to us and give us first option to purchase the offspring for harvest. This means that we keep our genetics, but don't have the burden of handling them as much, and of course, have much less land to manage.
 
These ranchers are keen to learn from our experiences, and to keep the cows in a chemical-free, natural environment. They want to be as close to organic as we have been, so everybody wins! Especially those customers who plan to stay with us once the labor intensive CSA program closes around mid-year and we begin to sell halves and quarters instead.
 
As we said last month, you are receiving this email because you are a loyal customer who has purchased from us in the past twelve months. There were hundreds of others who were on our email list, but they haven't purchased from us in the past twelve months or longer, so no longer receive the email. As far as you, our loyal customer is concerned, we want to continue to supply beef to you as long as our supply of harvest animals lasts.
 
Just now we are a bit short of ground beef, which is why the 10 pack of ground beef isn't available this month. We will however, have plenty available in April. Sorry if this inconveniences anyone.  Also, for the time being, the website has halves and quarters disabled so we can keep our CSA Cow-Share customers supplied. This does not mean necessarily that we can't supply a quarter or a half, so if you want a half or quarter before July, please contact us via email.
 
Special notice for CSA members: Sometime between June and August (we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing), the Cow-Share program will be discontinued. If you have completed your agreement with us (the purchase of eight CSA packs within 12-18 months of enrollment), your last CSA order will be paid for from the subscription fee that you paid us when you joined the Cow-Share program. Those who enrolled within the last 18 months and have not had time to complete their commitment by June will receive a pro-rata credit on their last pack that is ordered, based on the number of packs that you have purchased. Those subscribers who don't participate in the Cow-Share program by the end of June will be deemed to have abandoned the program and will forfeit the subscription. For information about your CSA membership, please refer to the terms and conditions here.
 
What happens after mid-year? After we shut down the CSA program, we will be selling halves and quarters, several times per year. Those who want a half or a quarter, please email directly to beef@wildtyperanch.com for availability. We will maintain an email list of active customers, so you will continue to be notified as we have beef available.
 
With the downsizing of our operation, we can no longer justify the annual expense of our online store. We plan to keep it active until the CSA program closes. After that, we will simplify our website and the main difference in the ordering process will be that you will email us your order instead of doing it through the online store.
 
Thanks for supporting us, and preferring sustainable, naturally produced, healthy, local food! 
 
The Wild Type Ranch Team (Ralph, Sara, and Cathy)

Deliveries:

The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy 7801 E. Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 
Thursday March 23rd between 1:00 and 1:20 PM
 
Arboretum Brick Oven  (next to Jolleyville HEB)
Tuesday March 14th 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 March 14th between 12:00 Noon and 12:20 PM
 
Temple: 902 S. Main, Temple  
Thursday March 23rd between 11:30 and 11:45 AM
 
Brazos Farmer's Market 
500 N. Main, Downtown Bryan
We will making deliveries only at this market: March 18th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon
 
By arrangement at the ranch (please e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com to schedule)