Beef and Lamb Availability Update
The Master's Ranch/Sunrise Pastures
10 December 2009
When food is on the table, there are many problems. When there is no food on the table, there is one problem.
This'll be a quick, but important update. I do apologise that it follows so quickly on the heels of the previous one.
St Louis Delivery - Tuesday 15 December 2009 at the commuter parking lot junction of Ballas Rd and Hwy 40. Same place as before at Noon. Hopefully, it won't be so bitterly cold as it has been the past couple of days! Brrrr! Delivery charge will hold at 7%. As you can imagine, the more meat i bring, the more likely i can keep the delivery charge fairly low.
Food, Inc - we just watched this excellent documentary, which holds little back in telling the real story of food production, policy, and govt/corporate control in this country. Please find a way to watch this. Maybe your library has it available, or a neighbour. We use Netflix, but i'm considering buying this DVD to loan out. (Please note: there is a bit of reference to Darwinian evolution in this DVD)
Springfield, MO family sued for selling real milk - this is just so over-the-top vigilantism, that it is hard to believe it is happening in this country. Sadly, it's not the first time. Thank you to Jo Lee, with the St Louis Chapter of Weston A Price, for alerting me to this situation. Missouri is one of the very few states which allows the sale of real/raw milk direct to the consumer - let's help keep it that way. Buying food directly from the producer in season, helps continue the availability of the safest, healthiest, most economical, most environmentally sound food sources.
On that note: if you are considering purchasing some beef or lamb from me, please do so before it's gone. One of many selling points of grass-finished meats is that the animals consume green, growing grass at the time of harvest. That time has now come and gone until spring. Yes, I've offered it in the past during the winter since we manage our pastures in such a way, that our grass and clovers are still green and full of nutrition, but it is obviously not growing. So, i'm going to get serious about offering the most nutritious meats and that precludes offering meat from winterfed animals. There are other animal welfare issues which come into play as well.
20th-25th of December - Jessica, Dallas, and I will be gone. No orders can be taken or shipped during that time. Thank you!
Okay, keep in touch when you can!
PS - my butcher called this afternoon and asked if I wanted strip steaks cut. He said they really looked good and he hated to cut them up into stew meat. So based on his expert opinion, I thought we should give them a try. Therefore, there should be a limited amount of strip steaks as well as the other cuts. I'll go $5.50/lb on those.