I am consistently amazed at women. I am blown away at how many of us work full time, get our kids to school on time, start supper, get our kid to hockey, get the other kid to brownies, do laundry, plan a school fundraiser and still have time at the end of the night to come up with a hell of an idea.
Want to know the idea I am talking about?
Mommy Food Buying Co-ops.
Have you heard of these? My girlfriend in Calgary is part of a Mommy Food Buying Co-op (MFBC, if you will) that purchases pork, lamp, chicken and beef from a farm that raises animals in a natural setting and doesn’t use pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Basically, its a group of Mom’s that get together and buy a large quantity of the product so that they can get it at a discounted price and then they split it up between their group.
Enter my friends Tyler and Sacha…
Tyler and Sacha are the brains and bodies behind Cutter Ranch -Where Food Comes From. They started their farm in 2008 with just 30 sheep and the clothes on their back, living on love you know, and now with their 2 daughters they have grown those sheep to a few hundred plus heritage pork, pasture chicken and beef. They offer their products directly and exclusively to the homes of their clients.
So why am I telling you all about my friends and how awesome they are…?
Well, its because Cutter Ranch works with Mommy Food Buying Co-op’s and they deliver these bulk discounted orders to the Coast, to the Fraser Valley, The Okanagan, Calgary and here in the Kootenays. I’m sure if you ask them they will deliver to you wherever you are. I mean, probably not Mexico, but you could ask.
Also you don’t need to be a MFBC to take part in a group discount, you could be a Daddy Food Buying Co-op or a Friends Food Buying Co-op or a Neighbours Food Buying Co-op, or The People I Drink Wine With Occasionally Food Buying Co-op.
Now because numbers are sooooo not my thing. I asked Tyler and Sacha to explain to me how pricing works and they sent me this…
Our Christmas discount is 10% off all purchases from now until Christmas. Food Coops can start at a 10% discount from now until Christmas.
* BERKSHIRE PORK *
Approximately 30 lbs @ $ 9.63 / lb ( 5% discount for 4 packs, 10% for 8, 15% for 12, 20% for 16 )Includes:
Ribs (Baby Back & Spare Ribs)
Approximately 37 lbs @ $ 11.87 / lb ( 5% discount for 2, 10% for 4, 15% for 6, 20% for 8 )
Approximately 18 lbs @ $ 13.05 / lb ( 5% discount for 4, 10% for 8, 15% for 12, 20% for 16 )
Rack of Lamb
Leg of Lamb
Shoulder roast &/or steaks
Stew or Ground
Specialized cuts can be made upon request at no charge.