processes your poultry?
All poultry sold by the Co-op are
processed at a USDA Inspected facility. USDA Inspection adds some
to the cost but it ensures consistent and safe quality. All birds
are delivered as frozen whole birds with giblets included when appreciate.
The birds are packaged just s they would be if they were purchased
from a grocery store.
fresh poultry available?
Processed birds are only available
fresh (not frozen) if special arrangements are made in advance.
Fresh, USDA Inspected poultry requires special handling that complicates
their processing and adds to their cost. Please contact
us as soon as possible if you are interested in fresh poultry.
live birds available for purchase?
Live birds can be purchased from
Tedach Ranch. Availability varies with the time of the year. Please
understand that the ranch is not a hatchery operation and selling
live birds is not a primary focus of their endeavors.
are the Co-op prices determined?
We have been raising poultry for
many years and have a pretty good understanding on the amount of
work and effort required in a free range poultry operation. Our
prices reflect the work effort we put into our operation. Our largest
single expense is the cost of feed. We minimize this expense by
buying in bulk but feed costs rise every year. We estimate of feed
costs in the spring and adjust our pricing accordingly. Processing
the poultry at a USDA Inspected facility adds to the price of a
butchered bird, as well as the expense and time involved in getting
birds to and from the processing facility. Raising all natural,
free range, heritage breed poultry is a labor of love. We require
positive cash flow from our operation, but no unfair profiteering
meat products other than poultry available through the Co-op?
We can get just about any sort
of all natural meat product possible - beef, pork, lamb, bison,
etc. Many of these items are fully integrated into the Co-op with
our shopping cart. We work with
local area farms to provide these products. Please contact
us for any meat item you do not see listed in the shopping cart.
you ship out of state?
No. We only sell locally. Shipping
perishable meat products requires insulated packaging and priority
shipping rates to ensure the meat remains frozen until it reaches
its destination. We have made a business decision not to take on