Thursday, July 25, 2013

Calliope Village Markets

I've been told this is one of the biggest and best markets in Central Queensland! So we are going! Dawson Valley Free Range will be there and we'll have pork, ham and bacon. We will also have Scott and his Pasture Raised Chicken as well. Scott and Heidi have the same farming values as us - regenerative and ethical farming. We are all about improving the land at the same time as raising ethically farmed meat. Animals need to be treated with respect and care, they need to be raised in a humane and proper way. We treat animals how they should be treated and I am convinced that this produces a healthy and nutritious product! So if you buy our products, you are supporting animal welfare, environmental welfare and also your local farmers! We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Market Time Again

We will be at the Yeppoon Markets on Saturday morning and then at the Emu Park Markets on Sunday morning. If you can’t make it, and/or would like to pre-order for the following fortnight (4th August in Yeppoon), email me for an order form. If you are ordering and want us to deliver to you in Rocky or Yeppoon, you will need to order 5kg’s or more, otherwise you can collect from the markets. If you want to order and want less than 5kg, we may charge a fee for delivery. If we have any leftover on Sunday, I will send out a facebook message to say that we have some left and you can pick up some then – I will give a discount on any sold then, but can’t guarantee any cuts! If you don’t have facebook, but would like me to ring you, just send me an email with your phone number. Look forward to seeing you at either one of the Markets. REMINDER: Calliope Markets next weekend - the 27th July. Gladstone people can still pre-order and we will try and fill them - I need the order over the weekend please.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Gladstone Orders

We will be delivering pork to Gladstone customers in two weeks time,when we go to the Calliope Markets on the 27th July. So please get your orders in as soon as possible. If you use the online order form, please email me as well. Because we will be packing individual cuts for the markets, you can order that way if you like. You will need to email me for an order form if you haven't got one already. So, you have the choice between our usual packs and choosing whatever cuts that you want. You will need a minimum 5kg order for us to deliver, otherwise you can collect it from the Calliope Markets. I look forward to seeing some old and new customers!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Where else can you buy our Pork

I thought I'd done a post on this previously, but I looked back through and realised I hadn't, so....
We now have a few butchers supplying our pork, so if you can't make it to the markets, or can't wait until you put an order in, or just because you want to support your local butcher AND your local farmer at the same time, go along to one of these butchers and get some Dawson Valley Free Range Pork.

Gracemere Butchers in Gracemere, near Rockhampton have been supplying our pork for a while now. I'm not sure whether they use it in their ham and bacon, but just ask them.

Lilly Pilly Organics in Yeppoon are a home delivery Organic Food business. We were supplying all the pork and ham and bacon, but from now on it will be just the ham and bacon. They deliver to quite a few centres in Central Qld and use local farmers when ever they can.

Wooroolin Country Meats is in a small town down south. Clint and Tina own a butcher shop there and Clint travels to markets on the Sunshine Coast - Eumundi Markets on a Wednesday, Moolooabah Twilight Markets on a Friday night (usually), Kawana Waters Artisans and farmers Markets on a Saturday morning & Noosa Farmers Markets on a Sunday morning. They do ham and bacon as well as fresh pork.

Forest Glen Organic Meats on the Sunshine Coast have just started with us. They supply other free range pork, so if you pop in there for a look, make sure you ask for our pork. If people start asking for ours, they might buy more from us!!

We even supply to Western Queensland. Mitchell Grass Meats in Longreach supply our pork to their customers.

We are really pleased to have these butchers and hope to get a few more yet. I'm looking into how we can get it North as well. If you are reading this and you think that we may not have enough for the local market, fear not! We would like to expand our private customers (that's the part I really like) and we have plenty of pigs, and they breed really fast! For our business to survive and therefore continue to supply the private customers, we need to be a bit bigger, so we need butchers. Check them out when you can and let them know that you know about us. AND if you live in a town that has a butcher that doesn't supply our pork, tell him he should!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What's happening in July

We have got a huge month planned!!! We were so pleased with the interest at our first markets (2 weeks ago in Yeppoon) that we are forging ahead with more.....

6th July – Yeppoon Markets and Fig Tree Markets on Sunday
13th July – Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
20th July – Yeppoon and Emu Park Markets - we will also deliver to Rocky and Yeppoon customers
27th July – Calliope Markets - we will also deliver to Gladstone Area customers
 
I am having a lot of trouble with the on-line order form, so if you use it, can you please email me and let me know - I will then check to make sure I have your order. Otherwise if you just want to email me, I can send you a form. We are also offering the Yeppoon, Rocky and Gladstone people the opportunity to order from our Market list. These are individual cuts and priced individually per weight. Or we will have our usual packs available. Please email me for a current price list and order form.
 
We have had troubles with our deliveries to Moranbah - we now need to charge a $10 delivery fee, so we are still working out whether we will do it or not. We may go to the Markets out there in August, so stay tuned! Emerald - haven't finalised which day we will go out there.
 
Thankyou all for your support and I'm really looking forward to doing our own deliveries again and going to markets - I love meeting our customers face to face.