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Post Posted: Jun 22, 2018 10:17 am 
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The Valley folks will be delivering in Bailey next Saturday, June 30.
Lots of pork products are back in stock.

To order go to http://www.kwfarms.net

Bailey Post Office
Bailey CO 80421
Pickup: Sat, Jun 30th
Times: 9:30 am

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this in from the Kretsingers today. I'm a little behind the curve on this one. Sorry about that.
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Hello there folks!

This is your friendly reminder to make your order by Thursday at noon for this Saturday's delivery to Poncha Springs, Bailey, Boulder, Denver, Parker, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

You can do so by heading to our website at

www.kwfarms.net

When placing your order, please remember to press the "confirm order' button. You should see a confirmation page with an order number as well as a confirmation email in your inbox.

Thank you for your business.

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Does sound good. I'll probably try it.

Is there a price difference buying it directly like this or does it cost the same if purchased from Whole Foods?


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we've been getting meat from them for a couple of years now and have loved all of it.


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Does sound good. I'll probably try it.

Is there a price difference buying it directly like this or does it cost the same if purchased from Whole Foods?


Much cheaper buying it direct.

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Mrs. BGR here.
Another month has come and gone. Summer, too.

The Kretsingers sent this out this morning:

This is your friendly reminder to make your order by Thursday at noon for this Saturday's delivery to Poncha Springs, Bailey, Boulder, Denver, Parker, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

You can do so by heading to our website at

www.kwfarms.net
When placing your order, please remember to press the "confirm order' button.
You should see a confirmation page with an order number as well as a confirmation email in your inbox.

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LAST KRETSINGER DELIVERY

Dear KW Farms customers,

We want to make sure you know that this Saturday, September 8 will be KW Farms’ last delivery to New Mexico. September 22 will be our last delivery up to Bailey, Boulder, Denver, Pagosa Springs, Parker, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

After these delivery dates and our last day at the Alamosa Farmers’ Market on Sept. 29, the remaining inventory of cut and wrapped meat (beef, pork, and charcuterie) will be sold online, with on farm pickup. Please note that we’ve added to our price list a bulk price on ground beef of $5/lb. for 50 lb. or more. We also have a few 5lb. chubs of ground beef @ $5/lb.

In addition, we have a few calves that will be available to our customers as halves and whole animals. These will be slaughtered, cut, and wrapped at Mel’s Custom Meats, Salazar Natural Meats, and Glynn’s Meat Processing here in the San Luis Valley. They are non-USDA, meaning we can’t sell these as cuts one by one, as we usually do, are paper wrapped, and will be cheaper than our usual USDA vacuum seal packing. ON AVERAGE, a finished calf that weighs 1,000 lb. will yield 420 lb. of processed meat in your freezer, depending on how you have it cut. This will cost about $5.65/lb. for meat and processing.

Depending on the exact weight of the calf and your cutting instructions, the price will vary more or less by $.10-.15/lb. We can supply you with sample cutting instructions if you would like. We will deliver the animals to the butcher and weigh each animal before delivery. The cost for the animal is $1.95/lb. live weight. Legally, for non-USDA processing, you buy these as live animals, with payment due before slaughter. We’ll pay for cut and wrap, which you can reimburse us for. We can pick up the meat for you at the butcher and keep in cold storage until you are ready to pick up at the farm or upon delivery. We will also set up delivery dates to each of our out of the SLV delivery sites at the same rates we have offered in the past.

Slaughter dates are October 18, November 30, and December 10. Meat is ready about two weeks after processing.

And that’s it for KW Farms. We are working on our list of recommended sources of various species in our region and will leave you with that upon our final, final retirement.

Let us hear from you – before noon on Thursday before delivery day, if possible. John particularly wants these last deliveries to be spectacular. It would mean a great deal to him and he’d like to say goodbye.

It has been such a good run. And we thank you so much.
To order:
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Trudi Kretsinger
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Hurry, order deadline is noon today! (Thursday, Sept. 20)

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GOOD NEWS!!
KW Farms has put together a team of grass-fed meat growers to serve our area. First delivery is coming next weekend! This first post is going to be long and I have no way to change that. I hope the Pinecam folks will let it go this time. These meat deliveries have served so many Pinecammers.
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KW Farms has GREAT NEWS for our beloved customers – a regionally available source of high quality beef and pork from small-scale operations using regenerative practices. This is bona fide, humanely-raised-on-family-pastures meat! The Real Deal, and the kind of agriculture that can save the Earth. And they are great people we’ve known a long time – doing righteous things. This is the best scenario we could imagine for making sure our customers continue to be able to get good food at very reasonable prices.

Lucas Salazar of Salazar Meats in Manassa, Colorado is stepping up to build a direct market to most of the towns KW Farms used to serve. He offers pork that he raises, beef from Sweet Grass Coop (of which John and I were founding members), and charcuterie products that he creates in his processing facility.

See below for a description of where this great meat is coming from and who’s running the show.

Lucas will be making regular deliveries through Colorado and New Mexico, along the lines KW Farms did. The next delivery will be Saturday, May 4 to the following locations:

- Bailey (Post Office) at 10:00 a.m.
- Boulder (3405 Penrose Place) at Noon
- Denver (TBA, but on the west side of town) at 2:00 p.m.

STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING NEW MEXICO AND SAN LUIS VALLEY DELIVERIES!!!

Orders can be made online at salazarmeats.com. Keep in mind, there’s a delivery route on the website that is different from this delivery schedule, so don’t let that confuse you. One great thing about Lucas is that he is much more tech savvy than Old John and me, so Salazar Meats takes credit cards and Pay Pal, in addition to checks and cash. Normally a there’s a deposit required, but this will be waived for this first delivery – and there is never a delivery fee.

What Salazar Meats offers are bulk packs of beef and pork, much like our beef bundles. The smallest quantities are a 40# pack of beef or a half hog. They also sell quarter, half, and whole beeves, and half and whole hogs. If you want to tack on some of that great sausage and jerky, or other items a la carte, you could do that, too. (See price list below.)

The minimum quantities are a bit larger than what KW customers were used to, but the prices end up being a better deal, especially since they don’t charge for delivery. To ease in, you might consider going in with family or friends, especially if you have limited freezer space.

A note on ordering quarter, half, and whole beeves: a good translation on the hanging weight price is that the packaged meat ends up being just over $7/lb. – a fabulous deal.

GET YOUR ORDERS IN SOON! Order deadline is Tuesday, April 30.

John and I will be making this first delivery for Lucas, so it will be great to see you all!

More about Salazar Meats and Sweet Grass Coop:

Lucas Salazar has gotten a lot done in his short time on this Earth. KW Farms customers are already familiar with Lucas’ meat processing, which has mostly been pork and lamb, but he also has butchered some of our beef. And the jerky, sausage, meat sticks, and BACON we sold were all Lucas’ creations. Establishing and running a USDA approved plant is incredibly difficult, especially to include everything from slaughter to cut and wrap, and charcuterie. So, we are very proud of Lucas. He’s been building his business over the last six or seven years and has gained a lot of good experience and expertise, and is a tremendous addition to our local food economy.

Lucas’ shop is right next to his late grandparents, Henry and Emma’s house on the Rancho Salazar, in the family for several generations. I won’t dwell on the Salazar Family, because Lucas stands very tall (literally and figuratively) in his own right. But, the Salazars are like the Kennedy Family of the San Luis Valley. Near royalty and somewhat political. Uncle Ken was Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Uncle John was a member of Congress. Lucas' parents, Michelle and LeRoy just about hung the moon, they're so good. There are a lot of those Salazars and every one of ‘em is stellar. So, Lucas’ status in the constellation is no surprise, and such a blessing.

The direct market route is a big bite, but he feels ready to tackle it. His way was made clearer when he partnered with Sweet Grass Coop, that wanted to build a new market and felt the direct-to-customer route was the most reliable and logical next step. It really is a nice synergy.

OK. Here’s the story about Sweet Grass Coop: Remember our cows all named George? Those of you who’ve been eating our beef for a while will remember that George Whitten and Julie Sullivan of San Juan Ranch were our production partners early on in our cattle enterprise. George developed his herd genetics over the years, which really is key to being able to finish well on high altitude grass in a timely fashion. Back in 2009 we worked with George and Julie, Lucas’ father LeRoy Salazar, and a few other Colorado and New Mexico grassfed cattle producers to create Sweet Grass Coop. The Coop’s primary markets have been La Montanita Coop in New Mexico and Whole Foods in Colorado.

It is important for you to know the production protocols the coop members adhere to are the same as KW Farms' – humanely treated, 100% grassfed, never confined, ultra-sound tested for tenderness and marbling. In fact, for most of our tenure in beef production, our animals came from George, so you’re already familiar. But, you can learn more at sweetgrasscoop.com. George and Julie have their own great story that we’ll unroll in time, and we’ll also introduce you to the other Sweet Grass members who participate in the Salazar Meat market.

Next time I'll get a ten year old to help me navigate Mail Chimp so I can include some great photos and these stories. Goodness, I miss Renee, who could navigate all manner of things with such style and grace. We'll also have more news on her, hopefully, and her new endeavors.

As for pork, Lucas raises Berkshires, a practical, tasty, heritage breed that are free roaming on pasture, and fed non-GMO barley, peas, potatoes, and organic alfalfa. There is more to tell about Lucas and the people who work with him. You can learn more about his operation at salazarmeats.com.

For now, we just want to reassure you you’re in good hands and encourage you to make your orders. Salazar Meats already has some customers on the Front Range, many of whom are from back when Lucas’ father LeRoy started the business years ago. But, it will be important for us all to support him and the Sweet Grass Coop producers because as you all know IF WE DON’T SUPPORT THE LITTLE GUYS THE BIGS WILL TAKE ‘EM OUT. And we just really don’t want that to happen. So, make it easier for them to keep doing what they’re doing and they’ll make it possible for us all to get really good meat.

Much, much, much love and happiness,

Trudi Kretsinger
KW Farms


Salazar Meats 2019 Retail Price List
BEEF
Tenderloin $22/lb
New York $18/lb
Rib-Eye $18/lb
Porterhouse $16/lb
T-Bone $15/lb
Top Sirloin $10/lb
Flank/Skirt $9/lb
Stew/Fajita $8/lb
Ground Beef $5.00/lb
Roasts $6.00/lb
Oddments (Stew Bones/heart/Liver/etc.) $3.50/lb
PORK
Loin or Rib Chops $8/lb
Sirloin Chops $7/lb
Ribs $5/lb
Roasts $5/lb
Ground Pork $5/lb
Oddments (Hocks/Shanks/Liver) $3.50/lb
SAUSAGES AND CURED PRODUCTS
Linked Sausage
-Italian, Bratwurst $7.50/lb
Bulk Sausage
-Breakfast (Hot or Mild), Italian $6/lb
Bacon $8/12oz
Bacon Bits $5/lb
Tasso ham $8/8oz
Pepperoni $10/8oz
Summer Sausage (Original and Jalapeno) $6/8oz
$10/16oz
Beef Jerky
-Chile Pequin and Los Rincones Original $6.50/3oz
Or 3 for $18


Upcoming delivery schedule


Saturday, May 4 -
order deadline: April 30

Bailey
10:00 am
Bailey Post Office

Boulder
Noon
3405 Penrose Place

Denver
2:00 pm
To be determined - on the west side of town

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