Calgary SE and Calgary ALL Order Deadline Approaching :)

We've posted our April 26, 2017 email newsletter below. Click here to subscribe to our free email newsletter, click the orange RSS button to the right to subscribe to our RSS feed, or just check our blog often for the latest news.

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Glyphosate in Farminig

I am sure many of you have seen the weed killer Round-Up (glyphosate) at your local garden supply store, and might even use it to control weeds around your home. But would you spray it on your food? Likely not.

Yet farmers across the prairies (and beyond) now routinely use glyphosate to dry down their grain and pulse crops just before harvest instead of waiting for Mother Nature to let them dry naturally. Instead of fighting the weather, they pencil it in to their calendars, but at what cost?

A recent study by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found glyphosate residues in 36.6% of the grain crops they tested. Unfortunately, anyone that even mentions Monsanto and/or GMOs on social media is labeled a science hater. As someone with a degree in environmental sciences and decades of experience in the food industry and environmental advocacy, I know how research works. For every scientist that validates a research claim, just as many can reject it. So who do you believe? For me it’s easy; I always err on the side of safety for my family. Does that make me a science hater? I don’t really care. I don’t want Round Up in my food; it’s as simple as that.

 

Barbecue Season is Upon Us!

NY Striploin Steaks

Buy Eight NY Striploin Steaks &
Get Two FREE

Stock up for your upcoming BBQ season with this great offer!

Smoked Chicken Breasts

Smoked Chicken Breasts

Tender, juicy and delicious! Smoked to perfection and ready to add to your favourite salad, pizza or sandwich!

Grass-finished Beef Patties

Grass-finished Beef Patties

Our delicious and juicy 6 oz beef patties are a favourite on TK Ranch. Made with only lean ground beef, they have excellent flavour and are nothing like the store bought varieties. They make mealtime easy and tasty!

Barbecue Bliss

BBQ Bliss

$99.95

Let us take the thought out of your next barbecue gathering! Our BBQ Bliss Package contains a variety of our best selling favourites including steaks, patties, wieners, smokies and more! All with a 10% savings over buying them individually :). Perfect for the May long weekend!

 

Chickens

Soy-Free Spring Eggs!

Our hens will be going out on grass as soon as it quits snowing! Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, and $6/doz for medium. They are in short supply; sorry! We have purchased more hens to try and increase production so please be patient and thanks!

No GMO, etc.

TK Ranch Truck

DELIVERY DATES

Calgary SE

WED May 3
Calgary ALL
SAT May 8

Order cut-off is MONDAY!

See Delivery Dates Calendar

SALE

We are selling some of our items with sugar in them to start the transition:

Back in Stock & NEW!

Go to Instagram

Experience the breathtaking beauty of TK Ranch by following my husband Dylan's photos on Instagram. He updates the site almost daily so you can keep in touch with what is happening here. We hope to develop calendars and sell framed prints in the future — so please stay tuned.

Animal Welfare Approved -grassfed-
Colleen Biggs

All the best,
Colleen Biggs
TK Ranch

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“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
– Wendell Berry

New Calgary NE Pick-Up Location & Order Deadline

We've posted our April 20, 2017 email newsletter below. Click here to subscribe to our free email newsletter, click the orange RSS button to the right to subscribe to our RSS feed, or just check our blog often for the latest news.

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New Calgary NE pickup location

We have a
NEW pick-up location in Calgary NE!

Starting Wed April 26 we will be meeting in the parking lot of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

The address is:

160 Castleridge
    Boulevard NE
Calgary

 

Barbecue Season is Upon Us!

Barbecue Bliss

BBQ Bliss

$99.95

Let us take the thought out of your next barbecue gathering! Our BBQ Bliss Package contains a variety of our best selling favourites including steaks, patties, wieners, smokies and more! All with a 10% savings over buying them individually :). Perfect for the May long weekend!

TK Ranch Sample Pack

Sample Pack

$74.95

Looking for a small mixed sample pack to try our products? Or maybe a gift for friends or family? Our sample pack includes striploin steaks, lean ground beef, beef breakfast sausages, pork cottage style chops, pork Italian sausages, a large chicken breast and chicken wings. It was designed to give two people several meals so they could experience the quality of our products. This package also offers a 10% savings over buying the items individually. Enjoy!

Chicken Smokies

Chicken Smokies

Our chicken smokies are tender and delicious, perfect for the most finicky BBQ eater. Gently seasoned they are a perfect addition to any meal.

Grass-finished Beef Patties

Grass-finished Beef Patties

Our delicious and juicy 6 oz beef patties are a favourite on TK Ranch. Made with only lean ground beef, they have excellent flavour and are nothing like the store bought varieties. They make meal time easy and tasty!

Chickens

Soy-Free Spring Eggs!

Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, and $6/doz for medium. They are in short supply, sorry! We have purchased more hens to try and increase production so please be patient and thanks!

No GMO, etc.

TK Ranch Truck

DELIVERY DATES

Calgary NE

WED April 26

Order cut-off is MONDAY!

See Delivery Dates Calendar

SALE

We are selling some of our items with sugar in them to start the transition:

Back in Stock & NEW!

Go to Instagram

Experience the breathtaking beauty of TK Ranch by following my husband Dylan's photos on Instagram. He updates the site almost daily so you can keep in touch with what is happening here. We hope to develop calendars and sell framed prints in the future — so please stay tuned.

Animal Welfare Approved -grassfed-
Colleen Biggs

All the best,
Colleen Biggs
TK Ranch

Facebook Follow TK Ranch on Facebook

Almost every day we are posting new pictures and video of life on TK Ranch. Please connect with us on Facebook for updates and interesting food news too.

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
– Wendell Berry

Calgary NW & Edmonton Order Deadline is Approaching Fast!

We've posted our April 12, 2017 email newsletter below. Click here to subscribe to our free email newsletter, click the orange RSS button to the right to subscribe to our RSS feed, or just check our blog often for the latest news.

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Crocuses

Crocuses always make me happy in the spring. They often blanket the wild prairie in lavender and give me a reason to escape my hectic life. There is nothing like lying in a patch of crocuses and watching the clouds roll by — it's a great way to reconnect with the earth after a long cold winter and appreciate the natural cycle of things.

TK Ranch is Shaking the Sugar Blues

Spices

When I designed our new processing facilities I included a small spice room where I could tinker with recipes like a mad scientist. For decades I had wanted to offer our customers products that met their needs, but the processors we were using weren't interested in pandering to anyone. They had their tried and true recipes that included sugar, corn syrup, binders and chemical preservatives and anything outside the norm was simply bunk. It took us years to get our products nitrite free, but they wouldn't budge on the other ingredients.

This was one of the primary reasons we mortgaged everything we owned to build our new facilities — we wanted to control every aspect of our products from birth to consumer. This was no easy feat, but once we were up and operational the tinkering began. I initially hired a manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our facility, but he liked sugar — at least it was organic, but sugar nonetheless. When he left in February I took over management and the changes began.

Omitting sugar from our recipes took some experimentation and my staff were very helpful in squeezing these extra activities into their schedule. Some recipes worked and others didn't, but we are making progress every day. Today our first batch of sugar free pork wieners came out of the smokehouse and I am excited for your feedback! We also sampled some unbelievably good smoked chicken breast that is coming soon — so please stay tuned…

Sugar-Free Pork Weiners

Sugar-Free Pork Weiners

Gluten, soy, corn, dairy and nitrite-free

Other sugar-free processed products:

SALE

We are selling some of our items with sugar in them to start the transition:

TK Ranch Inverlake Facility

Soy-Free Winter Eggs!

Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, and $6/doz for medium. We have lots in stock!

No GMO, etc.

TK Ranch Truck

DELIVERY DATES

Calgary NW

WED April 12
Edmonton
SAT April 22

Order cut-off is MONDAY!

See Delivery Dates Calendar

Back in Stock & NEW!

Go to Instagram

Experience the breathtaking beauty of TK Ranch by following my husband Dylan's photos on Instagram. He updates the site almost daily so you can keep in touch with what is happening here. We hope to develop calendars and sell framed prints in the future — so please stay tuned.

Animal Welfare Approved -grassfed-
Colleen Biggs

All the best,
Colleen Biggs
TK Ranch

Facebook Follow TK Ranch on Facebook

Almost every day we are posting new pictures and video of life on TK Ranch. Please connect with us on Facebook for updates and interesting food news too.

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
– Wendell Berry

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