"Cow-pooling: share it with a friend"

Thanks for the MORRIS RANCH info JOEL T!

With our current focus on nutrition as part of the CFSV Summer Challenge, we'd like to gauge interest in putting together an order for top-notch grassfed beef sourced directly from a local ranch in Watsonville.  The term of art is "cow-pooling" when a group gets together to purchase a full/half/quarter cow (already-butchered ... we're not THAT Paleo!); the power of purchasing as a group offers quite attractive pricing compared to grassfed beef at the supermarket. 

Here's the key info:

- The size of each order is known as a 'split half' (1/4 of a cow)  
- There are two delivery options.  A "traditional" split half is delivered all at once, so we would need enough people sign up to make this a feasible option (unless there is a big freezer around ...).  A split half is approximately 80 lbs of meat, and costs $6.30/lb (cut, wrap and delivery are all included in the price).  A $200 deposit is required.
- The other option is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) split half, which is approximately 87 lbs of meat.  In this option, the meat is stored for us and delivered over the course of the year. Delivery dates are October, January, April.
 - The CSA-style split half is delivered in three 29 lb. portions, and costs $7.10/ lb (cut, wrap, storage and delivery are all included in the price).  A $140 deposit is required.
- What do you get with a split half?  Either variety is broken down into (approximately):

15 lbs pounds steaks (1-2 lb packages)

17 lbs roasts (2.5 - 4 lb packages)

35 lbs pounds ground beef (1 lb packages) 

11 lbs chuck and round steaks (1.5 - 2 lb packages)

7 lbs stew meat (1 lb packages)   

For those who are interested, you can find Morris Grassfed Beef at the Mountain View farmer's market on Sundays (at the higher retail prices), and you can read more about them at their website: http://www.morrisgrassfed.com/ 

Let me know who is interested in placing an order - thanks.


Ten rounds for time of:
95 pound Thruster, 10 reps
10 Ring push-ups

Mikko Salo 9:55, Peter Egyed 11:07, Kristan Clever 11:28 (65lbs),Rebecca Voigt 11:46 (65lbs), Kim Malz 13:49 (65lbs), Elyse Umeda 14:34 (65lbs). Post time to comments.


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Army Sgt. Keith Adam Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Fla., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., died April 27th, 2010, in Khalis, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an explosive device. He is survived by his wife Katrina Coe, two sons, Killian and Keith Jr., and daughter, Klover.