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bgierisch15
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by bgierisch15 on January 17th, 2010

For anyone interested in free-range, totally chemical free beef, pork, lamb, chicken, goat and eggs, please take a look at http://www.paidom.com. This is a small family operation located in the small town of Nazareth, TX, just north of Lubbock. I met the owner, one of his beef producers and his chicken producer a couple of months ago, and I am persuaded that you won’t find ‘cleaner’ meat products anywhere. The PAIDOM website lays out the philosophy and methods very well, so you can judge for yourself.

PAIDOM owner Alan Birkenfeld takes orders over the website and personally makes deliveries across the state every other month. He already delivers to a north Austin site and a south Austin site, and he will be at Mueller on February 6th at 2:15 pm to meet anyone interested, to answer questions and to make deliveries for central Austin. You can place an order for delivery, or just come by for show and tell. He will be on Mendez Street at the southeast corner of Wooten Park – that’s in front of Joe and Betsy’s house (4001 Mendez). But be advised that Alan will be on a rigorous delivery schedule and will probably only have about 20 minutes here … if you’re late you may miss him.

We have ordered some beef for delivery on the 6th, but that’s our only connection to PAIDOM. We post this because of the number of Muellerites interested in healthy food.

http://www.paidom.com http://www.paidom.com
 
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Betsy
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by Betsy on January 21st, 2010

Thanks Bobby! We put in an order and look forward to sampling their products.
 
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bgierisch15
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by bgierisch15 on January 22nd, 2010

I think anyone interested in healthy food would enjoy meeting Mr. Birkenfeld - whether they buy anything or not.
 
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langhugh
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by langhugh on January 26th, 2010

Bobby,

This is an amazing opportunity. Anybody who has read Michael Pollan can see a lot of Joel Salatin in the Birkenfelds. Both show how proper respect for the land and its soil can completely transform our food system. I really like the following from their website:
http://www.paidom.com http://www.paidom.com

"In 1994, we moved away from conventional farming practices and have since striven to grow and market beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken, and eggs that are raised in an ecologically accountable manner. This land must sustain not only our family, but those of the future, so our meats are actually a by-product of sound land management. Not only do we aim for meats that taste good, but that are also nutritionally superior....Many thanks to all for supporting our small but meaningful attempt at stewardship and husbandry."

I can't wait to meet Alan. I would be interested in sharing a Variety Beef Box if anyone else would like to.

Dusty
 
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by schroed on January 27th, 2010

Thanks for posting this, Bobby!

I'd also highly recommend the slightly more local Bastrop Cattle Company for grass fed beef. Pati will bring it right to your door if you order enough. And you can't beat the flavor of pork from Peach Creek Farms in Rosanky, roughly one hour south of here, who typically has a booth in the Republic Square farmers market on Saturdays.

If anyone has a good local source of chickens please let me know! I'd like to complete the trifecta, but I don't need thirty pounds of whole chickens -- my freezer's not big enough. And, ideal though my 3.5ft side yard may be for a chicken coop, I doubt I'd get away with it.

I too am very impressed with the Birkenfelds, and thus I truly hate to bring this up, but does anyone know where they get their water from? The Ogallala aquifer has been tapped at an unsustainable rate for decades, and the TX panhandle is one area where it is being depleted at a phenomenal rate. Irrigated agriculture in that area is simply not sustainable over the long term. Hopefully the Birkenfelds are not using much ground water, but if their neighbors are irrigating, their long-term future could still be uncertain. Someone please prove me wrong on this.
 
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Kateg
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by Kateg on January 27th, 2010

For chicken, I'd highly recommend http://www.dhfarms.com/ Dewberry Hill Farm. They are available at the Sunset Valley Farmers Market and at Wheatsville, although the Wheatsville prices are significantly higher than when you get it from Terry and Jane at the FM's. I've been stocking my deep freeze with whole chickens from them for about 4 years. They are excellent and they really take care of their animals.

You can email them and order ahead the number and types of product you want and they will hold them at the market for you. He used to do delivery, but you have to order a lot for that to happen.

Kate
 
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stew_sc
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by stew_sc on January 28th, 2010

Wow, your deep freeze must be full by now

I just picked up my organic, free-range venison from the processor, but still have room in the new deep freeze if you are overrun with chickens.
 
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Kateg
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by Kateg on January 28th, 2010

Chris -swap you some venison for chicken. Actually, if your freezer is too full, then feel free use the spare room in ours :)

Mmm, meat is good.
 
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bgierisch15
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by bgierisch15 on January 31st, 2010

Glad to see the interest and the recommendations for additional, local sources for healthy meats. If anyone else has local sources, I'd love to know about them, though I do value the convenience of having a variety of meats delivered right here in the hood.
 
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bgierisch15
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by bgierisch15 on February 4th, 2010

Folks, I want to bump this once more to remind everybody that Alan will be making a delivery of his 'beyond organic' meats and eggs Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2:15 in front of 4001 Mendez (SE corner of Ella Wooten Park).

Future deliveries will be every other month. If you want to learn more, check out http://www.PAIDOM.com ... and come by to visit with Alan Birkenfeld on Saturday, but please be prompt as Alan is on a tight delivery schedule.
 
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