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Posted 9/20/2010 5:31pm by Ralph Mitchell.

A big part of the reason for us doing what we do as a family business was to make our boys our top priority.  Unfortunately, one of my boys came home sick from school today and I will need to take him to the doctor in the morning.  T

hat means we will have to delay our monthly appearance at Sun City by one week.  We will be back there NEXT Tuesday, September 28.  Any orders that were placed for this week will be held in our freezers for delivery then.  If you would prefer to get your order at Thursday's Georgetown market or Saturday's Round Rock market, let me know.

Meanwhile, all you Sun City folks, if you are wanting veal, I encourage you to order ahead.  It's not lasting long!  We are already sold out of veal cutlets and veal liver.

My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Sara

Posted 9/16/2010 8:34am by Ralph Mitchell.

Today, at the Georgetown market we will begin selling our only fall veal by the cut.  Our veal is a European-style veal, completely raised on pasture, living with it's natural dam and grazing grass.  Because of the natural diet, grass-raised veal has more flavor and color than the tethered, milk-fed (which is typically milk-replacer, not actual milk) veal.  It is also completely humanely and naturally raised.  We will sell by the cut until it is sold out.  We recommend placing an order to reserve your cuts.  

Ironically, on the day we picked up our veal at the processor's, we also received word that our veal label has finally been approved (too late for this harvest, of course).  We have had to convince the state department of ag that veal calves could legally be left with their dams and still be called veal!  In fact, up until the 1950s, most veal in this country (and still in many places in the world) was raised exactly as we raise ours.  In the end, we had to include the phrase "free to nurse on mother" on the label, so we wouldn't be "misleading" our customers!

GEORGETOWN SPECIALS TODAY ONLY:  We will be back at the Georgetown market this afternoon.  We are running low on some things (including ground beef), but to make up for it, we are having a sale on 1/4 lb hamburger patties.  This ultra-convenient (and delicious) meal option will be on sale for $4.75/lb today only. We will have a nice selection of Dyer Dairy cheeses available at today's market, too.

SUN CITY MONTHLY MARKET DAY IS TUESDAY:  We will be making our monthly appearance at at the Sun City Market next Tuesday, September 7.  If you've been missing us out there, come stock up.  We will be fully stocked and ready to serve.

WE'LL BE FULLY STOCKED FOR BRAZOS ON SATURDAY:  We are picking up two whole beeves on Friday, so will be fully stocked for Saturday's market in Bryan.  We will have many items that have been out of stock for the past month, including sirloin k-bobs, T-bone steaks, boneless ribs and short ribs.

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Sep 25. October 9
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Sep 18, Oct 2.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Oct 11. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Oct 17. 12:15-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 9/10/2010 12:28pm by Ralph Mitchell.

Our apologies for missing the Georgetown Market yesterday.  We were all packed and headed for market, only to find all the crossings over the Little Rive closed due to flooding.  By the time we could have backtracked and found a route around all the closings, we wouldn't have made it before the market started.  We WILL be at the Round Rock market on Saturday however.

We were quite lucky in that we received only about 3 inches of rain, total.  Several of you have asked how Dyer Dairy fared:  They lost their chickens, but the barn and cows were unscathed.  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who were adversely affected by this week's flooding. 

PRE-ORDER NOW FOR THE ROUND ROCK MARKET ON SATURDAY:  Our CSA (beef subscription program) members really are looking pretty smart these days.  Even though we've increased our harvest rate, we're barely keeping up with demand.  But, the CSAs are guaranteed to be filled and always first in line.  We just restocked last week, we're already running low on some popular items.  If there is anything you want Saturday, pre-ordering is recommended. 

NORTH AUSTIN AND CEDAR PARK DELIVERY DAY IS MONDAY:  We will be making our monthly stop at at the Jolleyville Brick Oven (by the HEB) and at Tillman Physical Therapy in Cedar park.  We will be delivering beef orders and CSA packs.  As a bonus, we have a nice selection of Dyer Dairy cheeses available for delivery as well.  E-mail me for the current inventory to add to your Monday order!

LAST CALL FOR VEAL EIGHTHS AND QUARTERS:  This will be our ONLY veal harvest this fall.  I am still taking orders for veal eighths and quarters.  Beginning on Sept 11, I will take orders for individual veal cuts.  See our order form for pricing.

IN STOCK NOW:  Ground beef, Hamburger patties (half and quarter pound), stir fry, brisket, chuck roast, chili beef, liver, oxtail, heart
LIMITED SUPPLY:  New York strip steaks, round steak, doggie bones, rump roast, flank and skirt, tenderloin steaks, cutlets, boneless ribeye steaks

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Sep 11, Sep 25.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Sep 18, Oct 2.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Oct 17. 12:15-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 9/3/2010 8:48am by Ralph Mitchell.

The recent recall of commercial eggs has led to lots of questions about food safety. Unprecedented numbers of people, many of them new to farmer's markets, are flocking (pardon the pun) to purchase eggs that they believe to be safer than those in the grocery store.  But there are some missing pieces in the search for "clean and safe food"; it's not as simple as "buy fresh, buy local"

As Americans have become further removed from their food supply, they have lost touch with the fact that food is a biological product, produced in biological situations from biological animals that have biological functions.  Translation:  everything poops.  We have gotten so used to our food being sterilized that we have forgotten about basic food safety. 

ALL foods are subject to 'conatimination'.  Salmonella occurs in all birds and reptiles.  It is usually not a pathogenic strain, but it is still there.  Similarly, various strains of E. coli are present in every bit of feces.  Pastuerization, irradiation, buying direct from a farmer you trust; none of these are substitutes for basic food safety.

Do I think eggs and ground beef are safer if you buy them from a local source that you can trust?  Generally, yes.  However, even the cleanest hen house will still produce eggs with salmonella on the outside.  Even single-animal, small plant, grass-fed ground beef can harbor E. coli.  So, follow basic food safety guidelines:  Separate preparation areas and utensils between raw items and cooked.  Refrigerate food quickly after cooking, etc. etc. 

Here's some other of my blogs on the subjest: http://downtoearthblog.com/health/teaching-children-about-food-safety/archives/163 
http://downtoearthblog.com/foodproduction/no-need-to-avoid-beef-if-you-know-its-source/archives/211
http://downtoearthblog.com/agriculture/is-local-food-safer-or-just-more-accountable/archives/184

BRAZOS VALLEY MARKET ON SATURDAY:  We'll be at the Brazos Valley market on Saturday.  This will be our nephew Bruce's last market before he heads back to New Zealand.  We'll sure miss him around the ranch!  Please come say good-bye to Bruce, and stock up on beef while you're at it!

LIVE OAK DELIVERY DAY IS SUNDAY:  We will be making our monthly stop at Live Oak UU Church (3315 El Salido Pkwy, Cedar Park) this Sunday.  We will be delivering beef orders and CSA packs.  As a bonus, we have a nice selection of Dyer Dairy cheeses available. WE STILL NEED EGG CARTONS!  If you want to clear out space, bring them by!

VEAL WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 13:  This will be our ONLY veal harvest this fall.  I am still taking orders for veal eighths and quarters.  Beginning on Sept 11, I will take orders for individual veal cuts.  See our order form for pricing.

LABOR DAY SPECIAL AT VILLAGE FOODS:  Village Foods in Bryan is running a special on Wild Type Ranch ground beef this weekend.  This is not quite as lean as the beef we sell at the market, but will still be about 80:20.  If you're looking for a good deal, and can't get to the market on Saturday, stop in!

IN STOCK NOW:  Ground beef, Hamburger patties (half and quarter pound), stew, stir fry, short ribs, brisket, chuck roast, soup bones, sirloin K-bobs, chili beef, liver, flank and skirt, tenderloin steaks, cutlets
LIMITED SUPPLY:  New York strip steaks, round steak, doggie bones, rump roast
OUT OF STOCK:  rib steaks, ribeye steaks,  sirloin steaks, TX style boneless ribs,


MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Sep 11, Sep 25.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Sep 4, Sep 18.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Sep 5. 12:15-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 8/28/2010 9:02am by Sara.

Reposted from my Down To Earth blog.

I've seen a number of articles, blogs, etc. lately in the animal ag press encouraging producers to stand up verbally to attacks on the industry by animal rights groups. At the extreme, some of these groups are calling for conversion to veganism. The vast majority of Americans are not going to become vegans or vegetarians. When the animal ag industry focuses on fighting the extremes, it tends to allow us to avoid the more pertinent and difficult issues relating to the way large-scale animal agriculture has evolved.

In the name of "efficiency", many sectors of the industry have gone down a slippery slope of incremental changes in animal husbandry. Like the frog heated slowly to boiling that will die rather than jump out of the pot, our industry has slowly adopted practices that my agricultural ancestors would be horrified with.

In many cases, a practice is put into place that incrementally improves "animal welfare" over the existing condition, given the current production situation. An example is de-beaking chickens: Through a combination of changes in genetics (commercial chicken strains are more agressive than their flock-living ancestors) and living conditions (higher densities of chickens per square foot), chickens will peck at each other. It is better to remove the chicks beak than to let them peck each other to death. And so welfare studies will report that chickens are better off with de-beaking than intact.

If the industry's current mass-production practices are so defensible, why is it that they are not routinely pictured in educational or promotional material from the very industries that use them? The egg industry uses images of hens on nests. The chicken industry pictures chickens that still have their beaks, the milk industry uses images of cows out on pasture.

Temple Grandin makes a statement in her most recent book (Animals Make Us Human) about why she is still in animal ag. She also states that if her career had started now, as opposed to when it did, she is not sure she could have seen past the current welfare situation present in many large-scale chicken, hog and feedlot operations.

We, as an industry, have lost the middle ground between animal stewardship and ag-business. Individual producers are, as a whole, conscientious caretakers of the animals in their charge. Somehow, in the translation to larger and more efficient production, however, we've lost our connection to the subjects of our stewardship, and often to the employees who are involved in that production. IMHO, this is what our industry needs to address more urgently than preventing a mass conversion to veganism. N.B. This post was prompted by "The sin of animal agriculture", a blog post to which I felt compelled to reply.

Posted 8/24/2010 9:56pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We've got a problem.  But it's a good problem.  Even though we have increased our harvesting rate by 25%, and just picked up beef on August 12th, we are nearly sold out.  We're picking up beef again next week, so it won't be a problem for long.  Given our short supply, we will NOT be at the Thursday Georgetown market this week.  We WILL be in Round Rock on Saturday, however.  As a bonus for Saturday, we should be well-stocked on Dyer Dairy cheese.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to place an order for Saturday's Round Rock market.  Below is a listing of what's in, what's out and what's in short supply:  The best option, as always, is to join one of our subscription (CSA) programs.  Because we can plan ahead for our CSAs, we guarantee availability for CSA members.

IN STOCK NOW:  Ground beef, Hamburger patties (half and quarter pound), stew, stir fry, short ribs, brisket, chuck roast, soup bones, sirloin K-bobs, chili beef, liver
LIMITED SUPPLY:  Tenderloin steaks, round steak, doggie bones, 
OUT OF STOCK:  rib steaks, ribeye steaks, New York strip steaks, sirloin steaks rump roast, TX style boneless ribs, flank and skirt

ROUND ROCK ON SATURDAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock market on Saturday, with plenty of hamburger patties and ground beef, along with an assortment of delectable Dyer Dairy raw milk cheeses.  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 28, Sep 11.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Sep 5. 12:15-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 8/19/2010 12:43pm by Ralph Mitchell.

It seems like I've been fielding a number of questions lately about how our beef is processed.  If one person asks a question, it usually indicates that a number of others may have the same question.  So, here are some FAQs:

Do you raise all of the beef you sell?  All of the beef we sell comes off our ranch.  Most of it is born here (we're now in our 4th generation of breeding and selection).  A small number of our beeves are born on the ranches of friends, whose genetics and management practices mirror our own.  Although we are aware there are those who sometimes supplement with boxed (commercial) meat or with animals from the sale barn, we pledge never to do so. 

Do you process your own beef?  
Our beef is harvested and processed at Rabroker's Westphalia Market, just outside of Temple.  Rabroker's is a state licensed and inspected meat processing plant.  All meat sold to consumers must be processed under state or local inspection.  On top of the legal reasons for doing so, slaughter at a modern processing plant is far more humane than we could possibly do on the ranch.  Rabrokers also has the trained personnel necessary to cut meat to our specifications, and the ability to dry-age, vacuum seal and quick-freeze the final packages.

What do you mean by "picking up beef"?  This means that we take our freezer trailer to the processing plant to get our beef after it has been processed and packaged.  I hope I haven't confused to many people by using this term!

How safe is the processor you use?  Our plant (as are all state-inspected plants) is required to undergo the same level of testing and the big plants. I have spoken at length with the man who has been the inspector at our processing plant for many years. The inspector tells me that Rabroker's have never had any issues with contamination or background levels of environmental bacteria.  In addition, because our ground beef comes only from a single animal, and not from trim from many animals from different plants, there is even less chance of bacterial contamination.

IN STOCK NOW:  We have a good supply of Doggie Shank Bones in stock for Thursday and Saturday.  We also have T-bone steaks this month.  

BACK AT THE GEORGETOWN MARKET TODAY:  We took a break from the heat last week, but Bruce is back at the Georgetown San Gabriel market this afternoon.  Stop out this afternoon for your best chance at steaks and choice cuts, before the folks down in Aggieland clean us out on Saturday!

SATURDAY IS BRAZOS VALLEY MARKET:  This Saturday, August 21, is our bi-weekly visit to the Brazos Valley Farmer's market.  We'll be in the health department parking lot on the corner of Wiliam J Bryan and Texas Ave from 8-noon.

SUNDAY IS LIVE OAK DELIVERY DAY:  We will be making a monthly delivery to Live Oak Unitarian Church (3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park) on Sunday, August 22nd, after church.  We'll be available for order pickup from 12:15-12:45 in the church parking lot.  Please place your orders by Saturday at 6 pm.

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Sep 21.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 28, Sep 11.
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, Sep 13 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 8/12/2010 10:49pm by Ralph Mitchell.

We picked up beef today and just taste-tested a few steaks, as we do each time we harvest.  I was particularly looking forward to tonight's tasting and not just because I've been deprived of good beef for 2 1/2 weeks while we travelled.  We use several measures of quality to select our beef; ultrasound, genetics and several "on-the-hoof" measurements.  We knew by our ultrasound results that one of the beeves harvested would grade the equivalent of prime, but we didn't have a DNA test on it to be sure its tenderness would be supreme enough to make our Captain's Cut.  So, we decided to wait until our taste-test to make the final decision.   

We have stringent standards for our product to begin with, so for beef to make our Captain's Cut grade means it is something really special.  Tonight's beef was splendid, but not superb enough to get that extra distinction.  So, we have a freezer full of great beef ready for Saturday's Round Rock market and the full schedule of deliveries and markets next week.  Although we would have loved to have offered you our premium grade beef, instead, we can instead offer you some really good beef without the premium.  Come and get it!  

ONE AUGUST CSA AVAILABLE: We've got one monthly or bi-monthly CSA spot open to begin in August, with delivery between now and September 1.  Our subscription programs are the best way to maintain a steady supply of our great beef.

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon.  Take advantage of our freshly stocked freezers to get some of your favorites.  This Saturday is also CSA delivery day for Round Rock patrons.

SUN CITY MONTHLY MARKET APPEARANCE NEXT TUESDAY:  Next Tuesday, August 17, is our monthly visit to the Sun City Farmer's Market.  If you've been missing us there, be sure to come out and stock up.

CEDAR PARK AND NORTH AUSTIN DELIVERIES NEXT MONDAY:  Our monthly drop-off in the Arboretum and at Tillman Physical Therapy in Cedar Park will be next Monday, August 16th.  Orders for those points need to be in by Sunday at 3 pm.  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Aug 17.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.  
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: Aug 14, Aug 28
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATES Aug 21, Sep 4.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, August 16. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, August 16 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
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Posted 7/28/2010 6:51pm by Ralph Mitchell.

There will be a slight change of venue for Saturday's market in Round Rock.  The city is steam cleaning the parking garage, so the market will move a block away to the vacant lot at 200 E Main St., directly across from the libaray.  We will be there with full freezers, so be sure to come see us!

SATURDAY IS ROUND ROCK MARKET DAY:  We'll be at the Round Rock Farmer's Market this Saturday from 8-noon. The freezers will be completely restocked on Friday, so if we've been sold out of your favorite cut recently, be sure to stop out (or better yet, order ahead and we'll save it for you!)  

MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Check out the Calendar page of the website for the most up-to-date schedule of markets and deliveries.  Below is our schedule for the next few weeks:
SUN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET:  Sun City Social Center (2 Texas Drive) 9-noon. NEXT DATE: Aug 17.
GEORGETOWN (SAN GABRIEL PARK) FARMERS’ MARKET:  300 E. Morrow.  Every Thursday, 3:30-6:30.
ROUND ROCK FARMERS’ MARKET:  Downtown public parking garage.  8-noon, NEXT DATES: July 31, Aug 14
BRAZOS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET:  Saturdays 8-noon, NEXT DATE July 24, August 7.  Corner of Texas Ave. and William J. Bryan Pkwy.  

Deliveries
:
Arboretum/Riata area: 2nd Mondays of each month: NEXT DATE Monday, August 16. 11:00-11:20 at 12357 Riata Trace Pkwy (Riata Office Complex)  11:30-11:45 at the Arboretum Brick Oven;  (orders only)
Live Oak UU Church: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, NEXT DATE Sunday, Aug 22. 12:05-12:30.
Community Montessori School, Georgetown:  Thursdays, by arrangement
Tillman Physical Therapy: 2519 S. Lakeline Blvd, Suite 100, Cedar Park, 2nd Mondays of each month, 1:30-2:00; NEXT DATE Monday, August 16 (orders only).
By Arrangement:  At the ranch in Cameron.  Please call 512-826-2218 or e-mail sara@wildtyperanch.com to arrange.

OUR BEEF AT RETAIL:  Check out  the retail outlets that carry a selection of our beef.  If they don’t have what you want, just ask, and we’ll do our best to start stocking it.
  • Village Foods 1760 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, carries our beef in a special freezer for “Natural Beef”, across from the fresh meat case.  Village Foods has been great about working with us and other local suppliers.
  • Dyer Mercantile (7801 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown) carries our beef in the “Wild Type Ranch” chest freezer.  Regular hours are weekdays (except Wednesday) 10-7 pm , Saturdays 9 am-7 pm and Sundays 1 pm -6 pm.  Other hours may be available by appointment.

TO ORDER: visit  our website  or e-mail beef@wildtyperanch.com .     Click here for a direct link to the order form.

See you at the market!

Sara, Ralph, Eric and Alex.
Quality cattle, quality beef

2039 CR 140
Cameron, TX 76520
Phone (512) 826-2218
Fax (866)-305-3891

www.wildtyperanch.com
www.downtoearthblog.com:  

 If you prefer not to receive e-mails from Wild Type Ranch, let us know by sending an e-mail to beef@wildtyperanch.com

Posted 7/16/2010 9:25pm by Ralph Mitchell.
Just a short note to let you know that we picked up 750 pounds of beef today and will be FULLY STOCKED for tomorrow's market in Round Rock. 

In addition, we have a supply of yummy Dyer Dairy cheeses, including Asiago, farm-house Cheddar and Rat-cheese (a mild cheddar). 

Finally, for tomorrow only, we are running a buy-one-get-one-free special on Chili beef.

Hope to see you tomorrow at the market!