Hello CrossFit Champions Group!
There is a lot of NEW information in this email.
We hope that you take the time to read this so that we can share a few things about where we are at as a farm and how we can work together more efficiently. We apologize for the length of this email, however we feel this is the best way possible for us to communicate with our customers vs. putting this information out all over the internet to our non-customers.
Your next delivery is scheduled for NEXT THURSDAY, July 25.
??We originally had this delivery on Tuesday, however after working with our processor, we are always cutting it close every week getting our beef back in time from them with the way the state has them process our animals on certain days. We will be moving your delivery to THURSDAYS (every 2 weeks). Your next delivery after the one next week will be Thursday, August 8th.
We are considering hiring someone and creating a full-time position for a delivery driver/extra farmhand to help us out with deliveries and filling orders so that Farmer Jason doesn’t become a full fledge delivery driver (details coming soon about this). As we’ve grown bigger, we are seeing even more of a need to have Jason here to implement the vision that he has for the farm. We also want to move towards hosting more farm events, however with Jason being gone a lot during the week, we haven’t been able to make farm events happen. We will be putting more details out about this along with a job description, but we really believe that it’s time that we are proactive about seeking extra help.
Lastly, you might have read about our “meat dilemma” in the previous email that we sent out addressing the problem that we’ve ran into recently with butchering animals for the sake of gaining popular cuts of beef, while the not-so-popular cuts build up in the freezer. We have to be able to account for the whole animal and honor them in that way by using them to the fullest. We want to differentiate ourselves even further from the grocery store. Buying from a small farm is a very unique experience and we want to embrace those differences.
As a result of this and not wanting to continue in the direction that we are headed, we are changing the way that we sell BEEF. We have tried to be one of the few farms that sell retail cuts of beef to our customers, however we are realizing why this is not the norm for small farms. Our pork will remain the same because we have no problem accounting for the whole animal with our pigs.
??We will continue to offer ground beef. However, we are going to be selling all other cuts of beef by the WHOLE, SIDE, or boxes that contain a TENTH (1/10) of a cow. A whole cow will essentially be split into TENTHS with a variety of cuts in each box. ??Each box with a tenth of cow will contain a variety of cuts of meat which includes ribeyes, t-bones, sirloins, fajita OR brisket, tenderized round steak, non-tenderized round steak, cutlets, 2 roasts (chuck or shoulder), short ribs, ground beef, meaty shanks (soup bones), some organ meat, and bones for broth.
The price per pound will $8.79/lb (for a TENTH) and on average between weigh 40 to 50 lbs. Our hope is to help you save money as well by buying in volume. You are essentially getting some AMAZING cuts of beef for the price of ground beef when you purchase this way. To us, this is a win win situation because it allows you to save money and have a lot of meat in your freezer and we are accounting for the whole animal.
If purchasing in bulk is hard for you because of lack of storage, consider splitting with a friend or family. Also, we would consider arranging a payment plan with you if you needed to in order to be able to purchase this way.
We are extremely nervous about making all of these changes as you can probably imagine any small farm or business would be. But, we honestly feel so blessed to have some of the most loyal and amazing customers around! Some of you have been purchasing from us for 6 years since the very beginning. This Summer has been a very difficult one for us- by far one of the hardest since we’ve began farming. There are probably a lot of variables to this, but making changes is still very hard for us.
We said in the previous emails that one of the most special things to us is being able to share these things to you because, again, this is a relationship between three parties- the farmer, the consumer, and the animal. We want to always consider all three of these variables in any decision that we make. You deeply matter to us. We can’t stress that enough to you. We feed on average around 250 families a month- all of which are vital to our farming efforts.
We apologize for being so “wordy” in this email, but we feel that these words are necessary to communicate to you the direction we are headed at as a farm and ask you to consider a new way of purchasing your meat. We are committed to you and working alongside you. We always welcome any feedback that you may have because your voice matters to us.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to make changes on how to do be better stewards of our animals and still produce local and healthful meats that are affordable and easily accessible.
Farmer Jason, Lynsey, Kaylyn, Laney Rae, Ruthie, and Exie Jo
This is a friendly reminder that the CrossFit Champions delivery will take place:
Date: THURSDAY, July 25
Time: From 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: CrossFit Champions
17575 N. Eldridge Parkway, Tomball, TX
Please have your orders for milk and farm products placed by midnight TUESDAY, July 23.
To place your order, please visit our website by CLICKING HERE and then selecting the “ORDER MEAT HERE” tab.
We are so thankful to be the farmer that you’ve chosen to feed you and your family.