If not, you should.
I am happy to report that as of today, people in Atlanta, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, and South Dakota are getting ready to enjoy their first dinner from Haiwick Heritage Ranch. We made shipments and deliveries earlier this week.
And for those of you wondering, "how much is a quarter?" One quarter fits in two of these boxes with coolers inside (outside dimensions 24x17x18). Nick and I got to know these boxes very well on Tuesday as we prepared for shipment - the total weight including the beef, box, cooler, and ice packs was 70 pounds. Multiplied many times for each of our shipments and deliveries. NOTE TO SELF: take younger help next time to help with lifting and moving.
It has been awesome to watch this whole process end to end, know the steps and see everything happen with our own eyes. We were involved every step of the way - we even went to the butcher to watch the beef being cut and packaged. It was really insightful to see it done and learn how all the cuts of beef are made. Even more exciting was seeing how the meat marbled. PRIME! Did you know less than 3% of beef produced is in fact prime?
Another exciting moment has been seeing our USDA-approved label on the beef. After seeing our family produce high quality livestock for years, only to be sold to another step in the supply chain, it was great to get the “credit” for it by having our very own label and name stamped on the package.
In the event you are bummed you didn’t get in on this first shipment, there is hope! We will have another batch in the fall, but we need to know soon if you are wanting to reserve a quarter or side.
Is that still too long? Never fear! We have some beef set aside to do 22 pound Sampler Packs. We know that for some of you 125-140 pounds of beef sounds like a lot. So in an effort to start you off, we want to introduce you to a smaller version of that. This is approximately what you would be getting. But hurry - supplies are limited!
If you are interested in either a fall order or the Sampler Pack, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call and tell me that you want to have “beef with me”… and maybe even a soup “bone to pick.”