As you know the price of our Grass Fed Beef went up a few months ago, we now pay $6.81 per pound for a share of various cuts. This has led me to do some price comparisons on grass fed beef we can get locally. So I checked out the price of grass fed ground beef at Costco, it was $11.99 per pound! The steaks and roast were more than that! The buzz words, “Grass fed” are being used today as a marketing ploy. We the contentious shoppers have made them stand up and take notice of what we are buying. But are they offering us what we are truly seeking?
However the words “Grass Fed” on a package of beef doesn’t mean that the beef fed only on grass it’s entire life. The animal only has to be fed some alfalfa once in its life to qualify as grass fed. Another very important point is that most stores that market grass fed beef are still getting that beef from CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) facilities. The animals are all grouped in a huge facility with no grass or any sort of clean area to lay down. There is dust and manure everywhere and you can smell the facilities for miles before you ever see them. But, the cows are being fed grass instead of grain. All of these facilities are surrounded by alfalfa fields (and GMO alfalfa has now been approved, so unless the beef is certified organic, yet one more way you could be unintentionally ingesting GMO’s!) and they cut the alfalfa and take it right to the CAFO facility and dump it right outside where the cows are. The cows have to put their heads through these fence-like structures to get to the alfalfa – not exactly a comfortable way to eat and they have to do this all day long, as cows eat all day long in order to get enough food and nutrients to maintain their body weight or even gain weight (although they gain weight quite rapidly on grains, it is not their natural diet)
That why buying beef direct from the rancher who grows it make all the difference. I’ve spent some time talking with the owner of Bar10Beef, Kelly Heaton, he raises his beef the way they were intended to be raised eating 100% grass. They’ve been raising their beef this way for generations. We enjoyed the consistently good taste and texture of their beef for 4 years now and at $6.81 per pound, their beef is affordable.
Our next Bar10Beef Drop is on November 20th. We are also accepting orders for Salsa Rox and Kerr Farms for then as well. We will be dropping at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30.
We will also have one Bar10Beef/Kerr Farm/Salsa Rox drop on December 11th. This will be the last drop of the year and there will be 4 weeks until the next drop due to the Holidays.
We have a Bar10Beef/Kerr Farm/Salsa Rox drop this Thursday, Nov. 6th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 then at 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. If you ordered please be on time to the drop location of your choosing.
We have a Christiansen Farm drop this Friday, Dec. 5th. We still have a few CSA shares left there is pork or a combo available. To order click the “Christiansen Farm” tab on the website. We will be at Cragin park in Las Vegas between 5-5:30 only on the Fulton side off Vally View. We will be at 7540 Dean Martin between 6:30-7 only on the south end of the building. Please note time change!
Our next Bar10Beef/Kerr Farm/Salsa Rox drop will be Thursday, Nov 20th at the same two drop locations and times.Organic Gala Apples $15 for a 10-11# box
This weekend is the last chance to order for the Nov. 6th drop, Bar10 grass fed beef, Kerr produce, and salsa. We will be dropping Thursday, Nov. 6th at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. There is only a half hour at each location so please be on time. Kerr Farm has the following available, to order use the “order” tab:Organic Gala Apples $15 for a 10-11# box
I have 1 grass fed beef tallow left, it is a 1.7 pound tub for $10 and 3 5 pound tubs of raw honey for $27. To order use the “order” tab.
Christiansen Farms has grass fed beef Holiday Rib Roast and Tenderloin roast for $14 per pound available for our Dec. 5th drop just in time for Christmas. These are in limited supply. To order the Rib Roast, use the “order” tab. They come in various sizes so the prices will vary and I won’t know the exact weight until the week before the drop on Dec. 5th. I will contact you the week before the drop to give you a total. To order the Tenderloin, use the “Christiansen Farm” tab, the drop down menu at the bottom.
This weekend is the last chance to order for the Oct. 23rd drop, grass fed beef, produce, grass fed beef tallow and salsa. We will be dropping Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. There is only a half hour at each location so please be on time.
Only 4 days left to order raw honey and raw unpasteurized almonds for the early December drop. These both come in 5 pounds, $27 for the raw honey and $35 for the raw almonds. To order click on the “group buys” tab.
As promised I have opened up the Christiansen Farm orders for the December 5th drop. To order go to the “Christiansen Farm” tab and scroll down to the bottom, there is a shopping cart drop down menu. Place what you want in your cart and check out with payment right on line.
Pastured chicken eggs; we are actively speaking with several farms to find a new source for these. Quality is key, we will not offer eggs that don’t meet true free range, pastured statice and are fed a truly organic non GMO feed. We will keep you posted as soon as we reach a deal with one of the farms.
What to do with all the lamb? Keep your eyes out for recipes on the recipe page. If you have any good recipes you want to share we would love to post them.
We have a Bar10Beef/Kerr Farm/Salsa Rox drop this Thursday, Oct 9th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 then at 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. If you ordered please be on time to the drop location of your choosing.
We have a Christiansen Farm drop this Friday, Oct 10th. We will be at Cragin park in Las Vegas between 5-5:30 only on the Fulton side off Vally View. We will be at 7540 Dean Martin between 6-6:30 only on the south end of the building. Please note time change!
Our next Bar10Beef/Kerr Farm/Salsa Rox drop will be Thursday, Oct 23 at the same two drop locations and times.Organic Gala Apples $15 for a 10-11# box Organic Pears $17 for 10-11# or $32 for 20-22#
Our next Christiansen Farm drop will be December 5th at the same two drop locations and times. We will start accepting orders for this drop on Oct. 13th.
There is still time to order the Raw Utah Honey 5# for $27 and Raw Unpasteurized Almonds 5# for $35 until Oct 20th.
Last but not least many of you have been requesting Grass Fed Beef Tallow. We have placed an order and will have 1.7 pound containers of pure grass fed beef tallow for $10. This tallow has a ratio of omega 6:3 ratios similar to fish and is loaded with CLA. To order click the “order” tab above and fill in the order form. We will begin dropping the tallow at the Oct. 23 beef drops. The supply is limited so order soon, when it’s gone it’s gone.
Great News, we are once again joining the Green Smoothy Girls group buy for Raw Local Honey and Raw Unpasteurized Almonds. The raw honey comes from Utah and is harvested in an area free of pesticides and herbicides. The raw unpasteurized almonds come from California directly from the farm. These almonds are not organic but they are conventionally grown with minimal pesticide use and protected from harmful elements by the hard shell, which is removed before we get them.5 pounds of Raw Honey for just $27! 5 pound bag of Raw Unpasteurized Almonds for $35! To order go to the “Group Buys” tab and click on the “Raw Honey & Raw Almonds” tab below it. Click on the drop down menu and click on your selection, click on quantity, put in your shopping cart and checkout with payment.
Grass Fed Lambs will drop this coming Saturday, October 4th at Cragin park in Las Vegas between 4-5pm. If you ordered them be sure to go to the drop site and pick up your lamb! The parking lot you want to go to is located on Fulton. Fulton is located between Alta and W. Charleston Blvd on Valley View. If you can’t be there to pick up be sure to arrange with someone to pick up your lamb because I don’t have freezer space to keep it for you.
Our Next regular Bar10Beef/Kerr Farms/Salsa Rox Drop will be on October 9th at our regular locations and times above. Kerr Farms will also have Organic Gala Apples and Organic Pears in addition to their Organic Peaches and Watermelon. To order from Kerr Farms please use the “order” tab above. Otherwise to order beef, please use the “grass fed beef” tab above, to order salsa rox use the ”salsa” tab.Organic Gala Apples are $15 for a 10-11# box Organic Pears are $17 for a 10-11# box or $32 for a 20# box .
Sorry to report that we will no longer be able to take orders for eggs. This is due to a variety of reasons. This is not to say we will not offer eggs in the future, it’s just that right now we are unable to. Sometimes it is very difficult to find food that meets our needs and in the quantities required.
Also at the last drop someone mentioned cloudiness in the whites of some of the eggs they received. When the eggs are layed there is some co2 in the whites, this is normal and natural. After a few days it clears up. So freshly laid eggs will have cloudy whites. We have chickens and we see it in their eggs.
Thanks to everyone for their patience at the last drop. I’m not as fast as Carolyn.
Again no eggs for the foreseeable future. Thanks for understanding.
Just a friendly reminder the much awaited beef drop is this Thursday, Sept 25th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. Kerr farms will be dropping peaches, apples, pears and watermelon ordered at these drops as well. We will also be dropping pastured chicken eggs and salsa rox that have been ordered at the same time.
Our next Bar10Beef, Kerr Farms, pastured chicken eggs and salsa rox drop will be on October 9th & 23rd. We are accepting orders for these drops now.
We are now accepting order for the next Christiansen Farm’s drop! The Fall is the perfect time to think pulled pork done in the crock pot or a pork roast slowly roasting in the oven with baby yukon gold potatoes, yum! I think I have always equated Fall with pork and pumpkin. Those of you who have purchased pork from Christiansen Farm know how wonderful their 100% pastured burkshire pork is. Their 100% grass fed beef is extremely good as well.
To order: click on the “Christiansen Farms” tab at the top and scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find the drop down menu box. Select what you want to order, place it in your shopping cart and check out completely until you receive a confirmation.
We will be accepting orders now until October 1st. However some items are already sold out, if you can’t select the item you want because its grayed out that mean we don’t have any more to offer this drop. We will be dropping at Cragin park in Las Vegas between 5-5:30pm and at 7540 Dean Martin between 6-6:30pm on October 10th. **Please indicate which drop location you prefer under the special instruction on the check out form.
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