Dawson Valley Free Range

Dawson Valley Free Range

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Easter!

I can't wait until Easter!!! Kim and I are going to be taking a few days off. I can hear you thinking, "oh they are going to have a lovely holiday at the beach....." Well, you would be wrong - we are going out to Aramac! Kim's brother has a property out there, so we are going to leave the tropical heat where it's lovely and green and go to the arid, dry and hot environment of central western Queensland. We both love it out there so are really looking forward to taking it a bit easier. Life is just so much more relaxed once you go past the Great Dividing Range.

Easter weekend is the first weekend of the month and as such, would normally be a Market weekend for Yeppoon and Kern Arcade so I do apologise that we are going to be missing it! We've certainly been quiet on the market front lately and some of that has been due to other things being on, but another factor has been our lack of pigs! I think I've mentioned before that demand has out stripped supply, which is great from a business growth perspective, but just a little stressful on us trying to keep everyone happily porked up. The good news is that numbers are slowly building and we should hopefully be going back to two markets a month in May.

Goat sales went very well last market and we should have more goat by the first weekend in May. The next market is 18th/19th April and we are hoping to have beef and lamb/hogget available as well as the usual pork. The lamb has been grown by a friend and has been grass fed and absolutely no chemicals used. The beef is ours and the same - no chemicals, no vaccines and grass fed only. I will confirm closer to the date what we will have available.

I hope that you all get to take some time off over Easter and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Markets

We'll be at the markets in Yeppoon and Rockampton the weekend of the 14th and 15th March. This will be our only market in March. We will then have only one market in April (weekend of the 18th/19th). If you want to stock up after Marcia, that would be a good time to do it. I'm offering 10% off all orders received by the 8th March. This applies regardless of size of order and you can order online, via email, text or facebook.

We will also have Goat meat available, so come along and pick up some to try.

We are planning at this stage to have beef at the Markets in April. What other types of meat would you like to see us stock?

Edmund (our son) and I went to listen to Joel Salatin last weekend, so we are really keen to expand our market and supply other meats. Beef, Chicken, Goat, Lamb......what else would you like to see? It will be grassfed and chemical free - the chickens will have grain, but it will be similar to what we feed the pigs, so no GMO's or other nasties. We are in the process of certifying the land for Organic status, so leading up to certification, we will be as good as organic! Exciting times ahead for us.