…we’re feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have to admit, when we first started hearing news about the emerging virus, we thought we would be relatively isolated from the effects out here in the boonies. In case you’re dreaming of a simpler life in the country right about now, I’m here to report that we’re not immune to the effects (forgive the pun).
Read More “Even out on the ranch…”
Want to join in the joy of regenerative ranching without the dirty, mucky, yucky parts? We’re looking for assistance at our farmers’ markets for the coming season. Join us in providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality so that we can continue to regenerate our farm and environment.
Read More “Farmers’ Market Assistant – Help us get the products to the people”
Aubyn and Tristan may be the friendly ranchers you visit at your local farmers’ market, but we’ve got a mighty team standing behind us that makes everything go. There’s no way we could leave the farm for days at a time if we didn’t have reliable, responsible folks looking after the livestock and systems. This year’s staff has some returning superstars and some brand-new ringers, and they helped move the ranch forward more than ever before. We worked long days (and nights) together, through all kinds of conditions, and we did it with a smile on our faces. In the spirit of this season of gratitude, we’d like to introduce you to our awesome staff, to whom we are exceedingly grateful.
Read More “Staff Appreciation Week 2019”
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.
Read More “Beef is back — but why in July?”
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!
Read More “Aubyn’s Simple Pâté”
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.
Read More “Conference Season”
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?
Read More “Meat From Here (and why we volunteer)”
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!
Read More “Ranch Hand – Rewarding work and diverse experiences in a rugged and beautiful setting”
Brining and roasting tips to make you a hero at the holiday table.
Read More “Tips for the Perfect Holiday Turkey”
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.
Read More “Stockpile Grazing and other Winter Wonders at Spray Creek Ranch”