Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brazos Locavores- December Field Trip Announcement

The Brazos Locavores have linked up with the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market's newest vendor - Wild Type Ranch - who made their debut at the market during our October 31 Halloween Celebration.

Wild Type Ranch produces sustainably-raised beef and veal in Cameron, TX, about an hour north of Bryan and distributes throughout Central Texas through a variety of farmers' markets and subscriptions to various drop-off locations.

Founded in 2005, Wild Type Ranch is composed of an amazing 333 acres, but what they pride themselves on is quality. "The founding principle of Wild Type Ranch is respect for all life. We believe in responsible stewardship of the animals, the land, and the world which sustains us."

The grand tour will include a wagon ride through the pasture, views of newborn calves (due in the weeks before our trip), the opportunity to hand feed "cow candy" to some of the pasture residents, a presentation on breeding and maintaining healthy cows, then back to the workshop for questions and refreshments (including sample of their beef products, hot off the fire).

NOTE to VEG*Ns: Even if you're not a meat eater (I'm not either), this is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air, a wagon ride through the country, and the magic of newborns (again, some of the momma cows are due to give birth in the weeks before our arrival...)

Excited? Here's the scoop:

Who: Everyone! The trip (as always) is free and don't forget to bring the kids!

What: December Field trip to Wild Type Ranch

When: Sunday, December 13 (1PM - 5PM)

Where: Meet-up at Brazos Natural Foods and carpool out to the farm

RSVP: to Heather at brazoslocavores@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 9th so that I can print enough driving directions and alert the farm to the number of visitors.

For more information on the farm, visit their website. See you there!

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