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Regina-Ft Qu'Appelle-Yorkton-Canora

Delivery - Saturday, December 9

               - 1 - 3pm

               - Trinity Lutheran Church

               -order window- Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Saskatoon - Humbolt - Watson

Delivery - Saturday, November 25

               -1 - 3 pm

               -Lakeview Church, Hwy #16

               - order week - Nov.16-22

 

Special Notice for Saskatoon!!

 

Delivery - Saturday, December 16

               -1 - 3 pm

               -Lakeview Church, Hwy #16

               -order week - Dec.7 - Dec. 13

                * Please note this delivery is the 3rd  Sat, rather than the usual 4th Sat - to be ahead of Christmas Holidays*      

 

**IMPORTANT**

Please order in your city's "order window week". (or we may not get your order!) See the Calendar  The last day to order is the Wednesday before the Delivery Day. You can select your city from the mailing list page - then you will get the right emails.

 For more information, read the Buying Club Info  to understand how it works!

 

 

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Joel Salatin...the inspiration for holistic farms and revival of GOOD food for all! Summer apprenti

Posted 1/23/2013 2:41pm by Janeen Covlin.
First of all, WELCOME to all the new "eaters" that have signed up to the Buying Cub mailing lists!! I don't know where you are coming from or how you are finding us, but it's all good!!    I hope you enjoy the food and hopefully get a chance to come out to our farm to see how it's grown!
 
I'm blown away by how much has happened since we butchered our first pig in August of 2010!  Just a little "stat" for you...as of today our mailing list has 1276 people on it!  Maybe it doesn't seem like much in comparison to many businesses, but to this small family farm tucked in on the edge of the Porcupine Forest, it's totally inspiring and amazing... sometimes to the point of overwhelming!   I can see that there needs to be many more family farms raising good food and the  most persistent thought on my mind is keeping quality, integrity and transparency in all the food we raise.  Many a business has started out with good intentions but before long the market demand and the economic lure of the factory model sucked them into loosing the very reason they were special.  May that NEVER happen to Cool Springs Ranch!!  
 
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Learning & Apprentice Opportunity...
 
At the Organic Connection Conference this fall, we spent quite a bit time sitting with and visiting with Rob and Michelle Avis of the hugely successful Verge Permaculture of Calgary.  We had a lot of philosophies in common, as well as author/mentors. As it turns out they have organized a one-of-a-kind workshop with the one-and-only "Lunatic Farmer" Joel Salatin,  who has been a HUGE influence on our farm!  
For those of you who don't know him, he is probably the most famous holistic pasture-based farmer the world has  met.  Besides his 8 books, he's also been featured in the movies Food Inc, Fresh and American Meat. His mission, after operating his own farm in Virginia, is to teach and inspire farmers all over the world to farm in a restorative, holistic manner and develop thriving local food systems. 
And he has done it... in a big way!  Never before has there been so many farms all over the world raising grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured chicken, free-range eggs, raw milk etc!  It's farming that feels right and it's real food that people want to eat again! What's not to love??
 
So, on March 20-22 Joel will be presenting a 3 day practical farming information workshop in Calgary and it will also be LIVE-STREAMED and interactive to participants all over the world.  
 
 
We have registered our family and will be hosting the show right in our livingroom for our employees/apprentices and neighbour families that are interested.  I see so much potential and I'm super thrilled that technology can give us opportunities like this to share with others!
 
We have 2 apprentices in place for this summer already, and have room for one more.  If you know of someone who would like to make a start in a holistic farming education on our farm this summer, we would welcome them to join us for those 3 days to see if it would be a fit for both of us.
 
ps Just today a FaceBook friend posted his story of how he came to be a holistic farmer at Chaffin Family Orchards, an amazing permaculture farm in California. His journey, although not exactly the same, has many similarities to our story!  
 
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About the Good Food...
 
We have plenty of Grass-fed beef in stock as well as Free-Range Pork, Turkeys, Geese and Eggs and sausages
 
You can also save by buy purchasing Ground Beef in bulk - 20 pkgs (40lbs) for $4.25/lb
 
We hope to have a new Pure Grass-Fed Beef Sausage out for next trip  :)))
 
Free-Range Chicken inventory is getting VERY low!  Most of the whole chickens left are 4-5lbs.  Quarter Chickens, Souper Chickens will still be around for a few months but many others will be sold out by the next Saskatoon delivery, until June when we have our first pasture-raised chickens of the season ready.
 
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Planning for the upcoming season is deep in progress...but we will happily come up for air to chat or email if you have any questions.  :)


The online store will close Thursday at 6:00pm


See you in Saskatoon on Saturday !  

 
 
 
Janeen Covlin
for the Cool Springs Ranch team
 
Real Grass-Fed Foods
 
Box 184
Endeavour, SK S0A 0W0
Home (S&J) 547-4252 or 547-4779 (L&G)
Cell- (S&J)814-7188 or 547-8644(L&G)
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