Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and we are fast approaching the end of the year, we are looking for your input. We would love to offer more of the items you are looking for. Send us your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org we look forward to hearing from you.
This Friday, December 5th is the Christiansen Farm drop. I have sent out emails with the totals due, if you have not paid yet please do so before Wednesday. If you have not received an email let me know. The drop times are Cragin park in the parking lot on Fulton between 5:00-5:30pm and 7540 Dean Martin between 6:30-7pm. Please be on time.
The last Bar10 grass fed beef & Salsa Rox drop of the year is Thursday, December 11th. We are accepting orders for that drop now. Will you be having company or hosting a holiday party? Order your grass fed beef and natural salsa for all the gatherings you will be hosting. We will not have another Bar10Beef/ Salsa Rox drop until January 8th due to the holidays. FYI: this will be a 4 week break between our Bar10Beef & Salsa Rox drops.
Happy Healthy Eating!
May the food you eat, those you share it with be blessed this year. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
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.
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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This Friday, August 15th is the Christiansen Farm Drop. We now have 2 drop locations for the pork drop, Cragin park in the parking lot on Fulton between 5:00-6:00pm and 7540 Dean Martin between 6:30-7:30pm on the southend of the building. As you can see the time at each drop is only an hour, please be on time and we will be quick to get you your order. All of the hanging weights have been emailed out, if you haven’t received yours for some reason please let me know at email@example.com. If you have not paid your balance for a whole, half or quarter of an animal, please do so now via paypal. Orders that are not paid for will not be put on the trailer. Christian is charging us a restocking fee if he has to bring any orders back home because they are thawed out and he can’t resell them.
Here’s to sizzling bacon!
We have a Bar10Beef, Free Range Chicken Eggs, Natural Local Salsa, and Kerr Farms Organic peaches and melons dropping this Thursday, August 7th. The Drops are 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30. These drops are only a half hour, please be on time.
We still have a few pigs, a whole beef and lots of ground meats available through Christiansen Farms. I have extended the order deadline to August 9th so if you wanted to order and thought you missed out, there is still time to order. Christian also just informed me he has grass fed beef liver available for $5.50 a pound! If you like liver this is a fantastic price! But you only have a few days to order. To order click the “Christiansen Farm” tab and scroll to the bottom where you’ll find the drop down menu to add this to you shopping cart.
We are continuing to take orders for 100% grass fed lambs. The “Grass Fed Lamb” tab, to place your order is just under the “Christiansen Farm” tab. It appears when you drag you mouse down from the “Christiansen Farm” tab, go slow or it will disappear again! This is by far the best lamb we have ever tasted!
Our next Bar10Beef drop will by on August 21st. We are accepting orders for this drop now. There will be Organic Peaches, salsa and free range chicken eggs available as well to order for this drop. To order the beef click the “Grass Fed Beef” tab. To order peaches, salsa or eggs click the “order” tab.
As always we continue to search out farm fresh food for your family and ours. The co-op gains buying power the larger we are, so helps us promote the co-op by helping you friends and family gain access you the farm fresh food you enjoy. We are ever grateful for you all sharing our passion for real food.
Kerr farms is offering us organically grown watermelon. These are large juicy watermelon. My household grew by 10 people a few weeks ago as both my grown children and their families came home for a visit. We were blessed to have one of these watermelon and it was fabulous. We had sliced crisp, cool watermelon and there was so much we also made watermelon juice with fresh mint, talk about refreshing! These will both be available at the August 21thst drops. We will be at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and at 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30.Large Organic Watermelon $6 ea. 10# bag of Organic Peaches Put your orders in now using the “order” tab at the top of the home page at vegasfoodcoop.com Let’s capture the taste of summer while we can!
Locally Grown Organic Alberta Peaches
These are the best peaches you will ever eat! Kerr Farms is offering the co-op these wonderful peaches at the July 31st drop.
10 pounds bag for $20
That is only $2 per pound! Put you order in by using the “order” tab at the top of the home page. Please let us know how may bags you want and which drop location you prefer. We will have them at 3920 W. Charleston Blvd between 11-11:30 and at 7540 Dean Martin between 12-12:30 on August 7th.
We have added a $1 charge to all orders to help us cover the credit card fees we are charged. As you know all of the items we are able to offer you are below or at what is charged on the ranchers websites. All of the ranchers wave a delivery fee for us as well. You will see the $1 charge at a shipping/handling fee on your invoice.
More Bacon! Christiansen has made more bacon available to us and there is no maximum orders now! There is how ever a higher price for the bacon. He was literally selling his bacon to us below cost to himself, because the bacon is so popular with us he is going to buy back pork bellies from his commercial clients and have it cured and processed for us but he can not do this at a loss. The new price for this pastured pork bacon is $7.50 per pound. Still less than you would pay in WF!
Our next Bar10Beef drop will be on August 7th. We will have Pastured eggs, natural locally made salsa and local organically grown Alberta peaches as well as the Bar10Beef.