Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Friday, February 21, 2014

Natural Local Raised Beef, Pork, Goat and Chicken meat

At the Appleton Downtown Indoor Winter Farm Market
100 College Ave.  Appleton   9:00 am to 12:30 every
Saturday in March, 2014

Check back for our March is "National Frozen Food Month"
specials and coupons to be posted soon.  There will be some really great specials.

See you at the market ...................

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Buy quality - Reduce waste - Saves Money

The radio station I listen to has been having a segment on Monday mornings on “Saving Money”.  They talk about different ideas and things you can do or do differently to save money.

Last week they brought up buying meat locally and buying it by quarters, halves or whole animal.   But like they said, then you have to have the freezer space to do it. 

For some people this is not efficient.  They don’t use all the different cuts or would never use that much in one year.   A key in trying to save money is in looking at what you use and how you use it.  It is not always a matter of the sticker price.

You can actually save money by buying individual packages of meat from Venneford Farm Country Meats at the farmers market over buying the same cut of meat on sale at a grocery store by reducing waste.

I have heard the same story over and over.  ‘They had a big sale on meat at the grocery store so I bought 10 pound, I put 5 pounds in the freezer right away and was going to use the rest that week, but, the next day the meat was all slimy and smelled spoiled, I had to throw it out.  When I went to use some I put in the freezer, by the time it thawed it was also spoiled.’   The reason for this is that the meat is already days away from spoiling and the store puts it on sale to try to get some return on their money before they have to throw the rest out.  So, if you don’t use it the same day you purchased it you may be throwing  your money away.

If you change your mind or put off making what you planned enough times, throwing out spoiled meat each time, you will have spent more on the cheap sale meat than you would have spent buying a top quality cut of meat from us.  And, our meat is frozen at the peak of its freshness so once thawed out you can change your mind and delay making that meal for days and still come back to that cut and use it later and it will still be tasty and fresh.

Another story I have heard is ‘We bought the meat on sale, it was such a good price but only one piece was tender and tasty, the rest was so bad we gave it to the dog.’   That meat may have been cheap but was it worth it to use grocery dollars to feed the dog?

So, sometimes the savings is in buying quality not the cheapest price.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recipe - Greek Goat, Onion, and Potato Casserole

 Greek Goat, Onion, and Potato Casserole
3/4 cup olive oil
3 1/4 lb. potatoes, cut into wedges
9 oz. pearl onions
2 lbs. young goat shoulder, cut into pieces1 cup dry red wine
pinch of ground cinnamon or allspice
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 bay leaves

Heat the oil in a large heavy pan. Add the potatoes and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes, until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain. Add the onions (to peel them easily, place in boiling water for 1 minute) to the same pan and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes, until golden. Remove the onions, add the meat to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Pour in the wine, add the cinnamon or allspice, and season with salt and pepper. Mix the tomato paste with 2 cups water, pour into the pan, and add the onions and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the potatoes and simmer for 1 hour more, until all the ingredients are tender and the liquid has reduced to a thick and glossy sauce. Serve immediately. Serves 4. Preparation time 40 minutes. Cooking time 2 hours.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


This is for those of you who prefer RED meat even on Thanksgiving. 
(or for anyone else who loves a good deal)

$0.50 lb OFF on New York Strip Steaks
this weekend November 17

this special is not listed in the newsletter, It is available on the website only.
Please print this page and use as a coupon.

If you want more than 5 or 6, please call or email to be sure I bring enough for everyone.
715-823-3431  or

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

No Hormones, No Antibiotics

We raise our cattle with NO hormones and NO antibiotics.

This is how we ensure a great quality product for you.
And now your pets can benifit too.

We have had our smoked beef bones for dogs for many years.  Besides buying them from us at the farm market, You can even buy them from Turtle Pond Bakery in the summer and from 2 Paws Up Bakery year round.

BUT now you will also be able to get beef and liver treats for your pet from us at the farm market and they are all made from beef and liver from our cattle.

The "Motivator" Liver treats are hormone and antibiotic free.  They are little pieces of dried liver.  They are dried, cut and packaged for us by 2 Paws Up Bakery.  These are primarily a Dog treat. 

The Beef "Country Pet Treats" are also hormone and antibiotic free and made strickly with beef from our animals.  They are made by Turtle Pond Bakery using her recipes.  These will be softer and so they can be used for Dogs or Cats.

We started with the liver treats last week at the farm market and this week will have the Beef treats also.

This is a great time of the year to be getting your pets something special.  These also make great gifts for your pet or for another pet lover.

Monday, November 5, 2012

November at the farm market

Our November schedule at the Downtown Appleton indoor Winter Farm Market:

Nov. 3 - We were there and it was a great day.  Thanks to everyone who came.

Nov. 10 - At the market.  Thinking of doing Garlic Wieners for samples.  They are a new item for us this year and were very popular this summer.  A great football game food.

Nov. 17 - at the market.  Time to stock up for 2 weeks.

Nov. 24 - OFF for Thanksgiving.