It’s late July, and we’re back into our BC Certified Organic and AWA Certified Grassfed beef! Like everything we produce at Spray Creek Ranch, beef is a seasonal product. Luckily, we have vac-packing and freezers to extend the enjoyment. But why don’t we have steaks available until July? Read on, dear eater, and then heat up that grill.
Lately, I’ve had so many customers ask for tips on cooking liver after their doctor has recommended that they start eating more organ meats. For those who aren’t used to the flavour of liver or even think they don’t like it, I always recommend trying a pâté. However, if you search your recipe book collection or the internet for liver pâté recipes you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with all sorts of ideas ranging from boring and bland to unrealistically complex. My go-to pâté recipe is simple, totally delicious, flexible depending on what you’ve got in the garden or the fridge, and appetizing even to offal-skeptics. My 1.5 year old son eats it by the spoonful!
Through the winter months, our primary tasks are to:
• keep the water running,
• over-commit to volunteer efforts, and
• knit tiny chicken sweaters from organic wool.
We also make time to continue the unending process of learning that goes hand-in-hand with being a regenerative farmer.
If you know Tristan, you know that when he’s not farming, he’s thinking about farming, and that extends to his favourite hobby – volunteering. Recently, he was overheard in town describing himself as a ‘professional volunteer’. He spends a lot of his time working to create opportunities in regenerative agriculture across BC through his work with agricultural non-profits, especially in the winter months. Why, you might ask?
Ready to work hard with a great crew on an innovative regenerative agriculture project? Join us in improving the land while providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality.
*UPDATE* – We have hired our staff for 2019. Thanks for your interest!
Brining and roasting tips to make you a hero at the holiday table.
Winter is here and the farmers are spending a bit more time inside, catching up on bookkeeping and volunteer commitments, but the cattle remain out on pasture all year (barn? what’s a barn?). All summer we plan our grazing carefully to allow for the most ‘stockpile’ come winter, so that our cows are truly pasture-raised year-round.
Our amazing organic pastured veal is back! We’ll have delicious veal steaks, osso buco, roasts, and more available for individual sale (and a Veal Pasture Pack!) at upcoming markets and our Online Shop. You won’t find better-tasting, more ethical veal anywhere, period.
What goes on at the ranch between our bi-weekly market rounds? A lot! There are the regular chores that always keep us busy: moving the cows onto fresh pasture, feeding grain to the meat chickens and layers, delivering greens to the baby turkeys in the brooder, collecting and washing eggs, towing the egg mobile to new paddocks, and of course keeping you all updated with our newsletter, and packing the trailer with delicious meats for market! But we also make time for new projects, facility improvements, educational adventures, and sometimes even invite new animals onto the farm…