We have a Bar10Beef/Wild Caught Salmon drop this Thursday March 26th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd. between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. If you ordered please be at the drop of your choosing on time. Thank you!
Our next Bar10 100% Grass Fed Beef drop is on April 9th. We are taking orders for that drop now. We have new lower prices on several item and a sale on Chuck Roast. With the weather heating up its a great time for crockpot cooking. Our favorite way is to put the roast in with some taco seasoning and a can of tomato sauce. Let it cook all day on low then shred the meat for taco filling.
We are still accepting order for the Christiansen Farm drop on Friday, April 10th. The drops will be at Cragin park between 5-5:30pm or 7540 Dean Martin on the south end of the building between 6:30-7pm. Pastured Pork is one of the best tasting pork you can get and so hard to find. We are so grateful to have found Christiansen Farm.
Happy Healthy Eating!
We still have a few whole and half pigs available and will continue taking orders for those until April 1st! As you know this is quite unusual. There are also a few Combo CSA’s available as well as Pork CSA’s. Christiansen Farm drop is April 10th. The next one will be sometime in June.
Bar10 100% Grass Fed Beef drop is March 26th! Chuck Roast Sale through the end of April for $18. Recently when we were in Hawaii on vacation, we wanted a grilled steak. So we went to the store a bought some “grass fed” steaks. The meat smelled funny when it was cooking and the taste was not what we were use to with our Bar10 steaks. Neither one of us could eat them! We have only eaten grass fed beef from the co-op for the last 4 years. Sometimes we are asked, “What’s the big deal” with the beef we sell. The big deal is this, grain fed beef isn’t good! For us or the animal. There’s a lot of confusion about the term “grass-fed,” and in many cases, it’s an abused term like the word “natural.” Some producers of beef will misuse this term because the rules concerning it are still somewhat undefined. The sales of grass fed beef has caught on and smart consumers are searching for it. Beef producers are allowed to label beef as “grass fed beef” because the truth of the matter is most beef is grass fed the first few week of it’s life span, with the exception of some dairy cattle. Look for beef that is grass fed and grass finished or better yet 100% grass fed. Don’t bee fooled labels. Large production feed lots of beef have seen a drop in sales to the grass fed beef industry. To recapture our consumer purchases they are putting “grass fed” labels onto beef from Confined Animal Feed Lots. When you buy 100% Grass Fed Beef from Bar10, through the co-op you are getting the real deal! Check out Bar10’s Instagram page!
Happy Healthy Eating!
Our next Bar10 Grass Fed Beef/Salsa Rox drop this Thursday, March 26th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd. between 11-11:30 in front of the print shop or 7540 Dean Martin Dr. on the south end of the building at Crossfit gym between 12:00-12:30. To order go to the “Bar10 Grass Fed Beef” tab at the top of our home page on vegasfoodcoop.com I love that the ranch is now including in their boxes some very interesting facts about the unwanted prescriptions that are being fed routinely to animals sold for resale in supermarkets today. It’s appalling that the FDA allows pill pumping to commercially raised animals that are raised for us to later ingest! Makes me very grateful that we haven’t eaten supermarket meat for many years now.
Our next Christiansen Farm drop for Pastured Pork will be on Friday, April 10th. We are accepting orders for that drop now. To order go to the “Christiansen Farm” tab at the top of our home page on vegasfoodcoop.com I just made pork chili verde with a pork shoulder, so yummy!
We have put together a group buy for Wild Caught Steelhead Salmon. We have 2 sizes available, a small (under 5.5 lb.) for $35 and a large (over 5.5 lb.) for $40. Each package contains a whole salmon cut into 2 filets (not boneless). To order click the “wild caught salmon” tab at the top of our home page. The salmon will be mailed to us frozen in 40-50 lb. increments to insure shipping quality. We just received our first shipment and these our big thick meaty salmon! To order go to the “Wild Caught Salmon” tab at the top of our home page on vegasfoodcoop.com
Its tax time. For some of us that means we have to come up with extra money to pay, for others it means a refund. If you are getting a refund think about filling your freezer with some high quality meat raise with a commitment to treating them humanly. Sense we changed the way we “grocery shop” a decade ago, by shopping through co-op’s and farmers markets, our grocery bill has gone down, our health has improved and our time in a grocery store is so much less! It’s a bit of a learning curve to remember to order and pick up but once we started doing on a regular basis it has simplified our life so much! We want to help you achieve the life style we have found, so if you have any question, concerns or issues with the co-op or searching for resources for your self, please let us know.
Happy Healthy Eating!
First I must apologies for the email that went out in spanish while we were working on the site. It was a glitch from our web dr. site. We have been trying to make the shopping cart easier to use.
We have a Bar10 Grass Fed Beef/Salsa Rox drop this Thursday, February 26th. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd. between 11-11:30 in front of the print shop or 7540 Dean Martin Dr. on the south end of the building at Crossfit gym between 12:00-12:30. Our next Bar10 Grass Fed Beef/Salsa Rox Drop will be on Thursday, March 12th. We are accepting orders for that drop now until Monday March 9th. To order go to the “Bar10 Grass Fed Beef” tab at the top of our home page on vegasfoodcoop.com
Our next Christiansen Farm drop for Pastured Pork will be on Friday, April 10th. We are accepting orders for that drop now. To order go to the “Christiansen Farm” tab at the top of our home page on vegasfoodcoop.com
We have put together a group buy for Wild Caught Steelhead Salmon. We have 2 sizes available, a small (under 5.5 lb.) for $35 and a large (over 5.5 lb.) for $40. Each package contains a whole salmon cut into 2 filets (not boneless). To order click the “wild caught salmon” tab at the top of our home page. The salmon will be mailed to us frozen in 40-50 lb. increments to insure shipping quality.
This weekend is the last weekend to order Bar10 100% Grass Fed Beef &Salsa Rox for the drop on Thursday, February 12th. Bar10 has asked that we gather and recycle the insulated liners from their boxes. These liners are expensive and all though they have reorder the liners, they are currently running out before they will receive their order.
We have arranged for pastured chicken eggs again! Although these chickens will not be laying until July sometime we need to gather and recycle egg cartons (dozen only please) now. If we gather enough the ranch won’t have to purchase any and this will keep the cost down for us
Christiansen Farm balances due for Whole, 1/2 and 1/4 animals will be email out this weekend. Be looking for them in your email, if you don’t see it let me know by Monday, February 9th. Christiansen Farm drop will be this coming Friday, February 13th
Happy Healthy Eating!
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.
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I am sad to say that Bar10 will not accept cash any more. Sorry, I know I personally like to pay for everything by cash. There have been several orders placed at each drop recently that have not been picked up or paid for. This has caused Bar10 to come to the conclusion COD order are no longer acceptable.
We have implemented an option to pay by e-check through Intuit payments for those of you who don’t have or like paypal. The site is a secure payment site where you fill in the information on one of your checks and it electronically sends your check payment into our account to pay for your order. So from here on out you have the option of paying for your orders through paypal or by e-check. Please indicate on your order one of the two options. If you want to pay by e-check we will send you an invoice with a pay now button that will lead to the payment site.
If you can please bring clean egg cartons and Bar 10 insulated boxes to the Beef Drop with you. It will help keep everyone’s costs down. Thanks !!!
I loved this post by “Only Grass Fed.com” so I thought I would share it with everyone!!
“Grass fed beef is full of flavor and extremely tender if cooked right. However, the first time you try it, you might be disappointed. The reason is, like most people, you will get caught up in the excitement and rush home to cook this marvelous piece of beef as if it were the same as conventional grain fed beef. You probably will not account for the leanness of the meat and over cook it. Believe us when we say “guilty as charged”.
The first time we bought an expensive piece of all natural, grass fed beef, we were filled with excitement. It was a bone-in ribeye and a thing of beauty. We heated up the grill on high just like we always did with our grocery store bought steaks and threw our ribeye on the grill. Not only did the meat taste different (which we now love and prefer), it was tough, chewy and anything but tender. Talk about disappointment!
Since grass fed beef is high in protein and extremely low in fat, it will usually cook in 30%-50% less time. Additionally, over cooking it will cause this healthful meat to lose many of the beneficial nutrients (the more cooked, the more Omega 3s and CLAs you lose.)
We don’t want you to make the same mistake, so we’ve put together the following grass fed beef cooking tips.
Grass Fed Beef Cooking Tips
1. Lower the cooking temperature. If your grill, oven or stove top is too hot, you will cook off the beneficial fat and dry this beef out quickly. Low and slow is the way to go with this beef. A general rule of thumb is cut the temperature down by at least 50 degrees. For roasts, cook at 225 degrees or in a crock pot. For steaks, you can sear on medium, but then quickly move to low heat to slowly finish the cooking process. Unlike grain fed beef which requires a higher searing temperature, grass fed beef will sear on medium.
2. Invest in a meat thermometer. Most people can cook a conventional grain fed steak perfectly just by eyeballing it. But with grass fed beef, there’s less wiggle room because grass fed beef cooks quickly and can go from perfectly cooked to overcooked in less than a minute. Remove it from the heat source when it is 10 degrees below your desired cooking temperature. Don’t worry, it will continue to cook once it’s taken off the grill.The suggested internal cooking temperatures for grass fed beef are 120 – 140oFahrenheit (which is lower than the USDAs guidelines for beef which is 145 – 175o). Here’s how the grass feed beef cooking guidelines break down:
- Rare — 120F
- Medium Rare — 125F
- Medium — 130F
- Medium Well — 135F
- Well — 140F
Just remember, if you like your meat more on the medium to well done side, make sure you turn the heat way down to allow the meat to cook slowly. Your patience will be rewarded.
note: These suggested cooking temperatures come from The Grass Fed Gourmet cookbook by Shannon Hayes. Per Shannon the same concept applies to all pasture raised meats. Here’s her cooking chart for all pastured meats.
|Meat||Grass Fed Suggested||USDA Recommends|
|Beef & Bison||120 – 140o||145 – 175o|
|Veal||125 – 155o||145 – 175o|
|Lamb & Goat||120 – 145o||145 – 175o|
|Pork||145 – 160o||160 – 170o|
|Chicken & Turkey||165o||165o|
3. Let it rest on the counter top for 10 minutes. While your meat was cooking, all the water molecules were heated up and excited. Resting it allows the juices to redistribute. Cutting into it too soon will allow all the moisture to drain out. The result? More moisture on the plate than in your mouth.
4. Start with steaks and roasts that are at room temperature before cooking. Thaw your meat in the refrigerator, or if you are in a hurry, in an air tight bag submerged in cool water. But never thaw it in the microwave. Once it is thawed, allow it to come to room temperature covered on the counter top before cooking. This prevents the meat from being shocked when you put it on the hot surface.
Follow these tips and you will experience an extremely tender, flavorful and healthful piece of meat.