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Martz Family Farms http://martzfamilyfarms.com feeding families for generations Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:35:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 While You Wait and Beyond http://martzfamilyfarms.com/while-you-wait-and-beyond/ http://martzfamilyfarms.com/while-you-wait-and-beyond/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:35:16 +0000 http://martzfamilyfarms.com/?p=112

Beef Stroganoff

If you read our Ordering Timeline post our cattle are ready for butchering in Sept of each year give or take.  Once you’ve placed your order here’s what you can do while you wait.

  • Begin thinking about the cuts of meat you would like.
  • Start gathering recipes for ground beef, steak, and roasts.
  • Begin shopping for a chest or upright freezer to store your beef, if you don’t already have one.

After you receive your beef . . .

  • Schedule a cook-out or two with friends/family to share your beef.
  • If you’re invited to a cook-out offer to bring a ground beef dish or take pack or two of pre-made patties for the grill.
  • Welcome a new neighbor by inviting them over for a grill out.
  • Offer to provide the meat for your family gatherings.

While you consume . . .

  • Make mental notes on if the size of your roast were to big or to small.
  • Where the steaks the thickness you prefer.
  • Where the steaks, pre-made hamberger patties, and ground packaged for the amount you would consume in a meal.
  • If you ordered a quarter of beef was it just the right amount or would a third or half better suite your family in the future.

I hope these tips help our customers as well as other farmer’s customers whom many have found this post.

Enjoy your beef!!

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Our Cattles’ Diet http://martzfamilyfarms.com/our-cattles-diet/ http://martzfamilyfarms.com/our-cattles-diet/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:04:46 +0000 http://martzfamilyfarms.com/?p=98 There is so much discussion about grain fed versus grass fed cattle, but here on our farm we choose to grain feed the cattle we sell for freezer meat for many reasons.

  • wagon full of fresh hay

    The grain is raised here on the farm from field corn seeds sold by LG Seeds.

  • A suppliment of vitamins & minerals is ground in with the grain which makes for a healthy mixture.
  • To entice the cattle to eat more grain than pasture grass we also add molasses to make it sweet.
  • They also get hay that was baled here on the farm as well.

The bull and cows are all on pasture, but through the winter will receive bales of hay as well.  We occasionally buy them mineral tubs as a treat.  Oh do they love those!

We can’t consider our cattle organic by any means, but I can say that our cattle are antibiotic, hormone, and preservative free.

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Spoiled Meat http://martzfamilyfarms.com/spoiled-meat/ http://martzfamilyfarms.com/spoiled-meat/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:52:43 +0000 http://martzfamilyfarms.com/?p=94 It’s no myth.  The better care the cattle receive the better the beef they produce.  Think about that in terms our our human bodies.  They function better and more efficiently when we eat right, exercise, and keep our stress down.

Waiting for us to open the gate into the heavenly pasture.

Thankfully here on the farm the cattle are checked on daily, the fences are maintained to keep them safe, the barns are cleaned on a regular basis, and they are down right spoiled.  They are rotated through a variety of pastures to allow the pastures to regenerate, and give the cattle fresh pasture in which to graze.  There is one particular pasture that they love and it’s the one right in front of the house.  They will stand at the gate and “moo” until we open it and let them in.  It’s such a hoot or should I say “moo.”

Cattle are community animals so they do better when they are surrounded with other cattle.  The more the merrier when it comes to cattle.

Has the meat that you serve your family been spoiled, in a good way that is.  😉


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Ordering Timeline http://martzfamilyfarms.com/ordering-timeline/ http://martzfamilyfarms.com/ordering-timeline/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:17:44 +0000 http://martzfamilyfarms.com/?p=72 If you’re interested in placing and order for our freezer meat sales here is our timeline.

  • The cattle are ready for butchering around September, give or take a month.  This all depends on when they were born, if they grew at a good rate, and the butchers schedule.
  • Orders are taken for the next year from previous customers until November 30th, and for new customers starting December 1st.  A $100 deposit is requested from new customers, which will be put towards their final bill.
  • Orders are on a first come first serve basis.  So contact Sherry @ citychiconafarm@gmail.com as soon as possible.

2012 beef sales is closed at this time.  If you are interested in 2013 freezer beef please send Sherry an email and she will put you on a waiting list.

Thanks for your interest and in supporting a farmer directly.

The Martz Family

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