Thursday, April 14, 2011

Did You Get One?

I sent out the 2011 Pastured Poultry Order forms last week. If you haven't received one by now, then you aren't on the mailing list (or I haven't brought it over to you yet, sorry neighbor! I haven't forgotten about you.) If you want one, send me your address and I will mail you one. Or if you are tech savvy and I am guessing that you are since you are reading this blog, you can just print one if you click HERE. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page with the order form on it and click the "print this page" button.

Below is a copy of the order form. I have also posted the letter that accompanied the order form. Important stuff in the letter explaining the price increase and new policy on pick-up and delivery of chickens.

2011 Chicken Order Form
$2.75 per pound dressed weight

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _____________________________________

City: _________________ State: _____ Zip: _______

Phone: ______________________________________

email: _______________________________________

Please indicate how many chickens you would like from each batch.

Remember these are approximate dates!

____ Batch 1 (Mid June)
____ Batch 2 (Mid July)
____ Batch 3 (Mid August)
____ Batch 4 (Mid September)
____ Batch 5 (Mid October)

Here is a copy of the letter that accompanied the order form.

April 7, 2011

The first batch of chicks have finally been ordered and will arrive on April 15th!

Enclosed you will find your 2011 Chicken Order Form. Please take time to fill it out and return it to us. All chickens will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Once we run out of chickens, that will be it until next year. We plan on raising 3600 chickens this year.

This will be our sixth year for raising pastured poultry and we are so pleased that you have chosen to support us. Our goal is to be able to offer our farm fresh poultry year round. We fell short of this goal last year due to the untimely “death” of our commercial freezer right smack in the middle of our pastured poultry season. We are happy to report that the freezer problem is far behind us and we now have a wonderfully large walk-in freezer to accommodate our needs.

We continue to strive to provide the highest quality product for the lowest possible price, but due to the extreme price increase of grain and fuel, we are forced to raise our price this year to $2.75/lb. We still believe that this is an exceptional price due to the fact that our competitors are charging anywhere from $3 to $4 a pound.

As in the past, you will be notified when your order is ready. However due to the large volume of customers we now have, we will not be able to make home deliveries. Chickens can either be picked up on the farm, at the Scottsbluff Farmers Market or at the Morrill Farmers Market. We will also be scheduling specific dates when we will be delivering chickens at a central location in Scottsbluff. Pickup arrangements can be made when we notify you that your chickens are ready.

Once again, in 2010, we completely sold out of our ¼, ½ and whole beeves. We will begin taking orders from now until August for 2011. If you are interested, I urge you to call and discuss this with us at your earliest convenience. We only have a set number of beeves available and all orders must be in before August. This beef will be delivered the end of December 2011. We had to turn away several people this past year and we don’t want to leave anyone out.

We look forward to seeing you again this summer and we feel blessed to be able to offer you our pastured poultry, farm fresh eggs and all-natural beef. We so appreciate your continued support and business.


Dan & Kathi Manville
Open A Bar 2 Ranch, LLC

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