This Wednesday is the first butcher date for beef in 2019
If you would like to get on the list for 1/4, 1/2 or whole beef, please order via the order form until Tuesday night.
Please also write under comments when you would like to have it delivered (July, September or later this year).
The first delivery for beef from this group is the 26th (Kamloops & Okanagan) and the 27th of July (Lower Mainland & Vancouver). There are still a few available.
The next opportunity to order a 174, 1/2 or whole beef will be ahead of the September delivery.
I would like to thank all of you who had placed an order for the May delivery. Pretty much everyone showed up on time!
We talked a lot about the hot weather and how much we needed rain.
Well, our prayers helped: We had lots of rain in the last few days and everything is greening up nicely.
The first calf is on the ground, the sheep are halfway through lambing, spring is definitely here to stay .
In the last 14 years we delivered your meat all the way to the Okanagan and Lower Mainland / Vancouver for free, the first years even to your door step. After much hesitation we are forced to charge from now on a delivery fee. The expenses for truck, trailer, tires, fuel, freezers and maintenance are staggering.
We really appreciated that some of you always added a tip – often very generous – to help with covering these costs. If we add $30 to your order for the delivery, this amount will cover not even 50% of our cost.
We hope you will agree to this approach.
Please notice the following information if you would like to order a ¼, ½ or whole Beef a ½ or Whole Pork or a Whole Lamb in 2018.
If you want to get on the list for beef or pork : Please use the online order form and also e-transfer a deposit to this email address. First come, first serve.
For Lambs is no pre-order or deposit required this year. We are sure we will have enough lamb ready for delivery in fall 2018 to supply everyone who wants one.
Quarter, half or Whole Beef
If you would like to have a ¼, half or whole beef in 2018, please let us know soon.
All ¼, half or whole Beef of the first butcher date, ready for delivery in July, are sold out already.
From the second butcher date (July), ready for delivery in August or September, only one is still available .
After that you are looking at delivery in fall for ¼, half or whole beef – still available.
half or Whole Pork
The next pig butcher date with the opportunity to order a half or whole Pork is March 6th (will be ready for the delivery in April). Please order before March 6th.
Ordering a Whole Lamb
No pre-order or deposits required for lambs this year (delivery in fall). We are sure we will have enough lamb ready for delivery in fall 2018 to supply everyone.
Your team on Big Bear Ranch
Dear customers and friends of Big Bear Ranch!
Thank you for all the orders we already received! We still have no home for a half pig. They were butchered last Thursday and will be cut tomorrow (Monday). If you have not already ordered but want meat delivered on the coming weekend (December 1st / 2nd), please order until Monday night (November 27th).
I am very busy these days and will not have time for any late orders! Because after the delivery on Saturday I am flying to Columbus/Ohio. There I will attend the ACRES USA conference “From the soil up: Exploring strategies for modern Eco-Agriculture”. For more information see: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2017conference/about.
Despite all the packing we are enjoying a very warm spell right now. Even the grass grows again after the cold spell 3 weeks ago with temperatures dropping to -20C. Our cows really enjoy this.
Have a great weekend
Dear Customers and Friends,
You want a good deal on a grassfed / grassfinished lamb? We still have whole lambs between 34 and 53 lbs ready for the next meat delivery on December, 2nd 2017.
Next year we will also offer single cuts again. But keep in mind that single cuts are more expensive than a whole lamb.
Rainer, Florian and Steffi Krumsiek