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Bone Broth Anyone?

Now that we have the ability to cut and package our own meat I am very excited to be able to offer our customers products that better meet your needs. Soup bones have been on my list to change for a while, and this week things started to happen.

Beef Marrow Bones

We now offer Beef Marrow Bones (above) that are best used for making delicious nutrient dense broth. These bones have had the meat removed to produce a clear broth.

Our Beef Knuckle Bones (below) are also ideal for making nutrient dense bone broth because of the gelatin they produce — and they can be used more than once! When I went on the GAPS diet In June to try and feel better (before I found out it was my appendix!) I made two 4 litre pots full of broth using one large knuckle bone (1.5 kg), two large meaty soup bones (what we are now calling Osso Bucco) and one package of Chicken Feet. Once chilled this broth was solid gelatin and exactly what I wanted! So don't discard the bones after just one use! We are now cutting our knuckle bones in half to make gelatine extraction even easier (and to help them fit in smaller pots!).

Beef Knuckle Bones

Beef Knuckle Bones

We also have decided to offer meaty soup bones (what are also called Osso Bucco) for people who not only want to make this traditional Italian dish, but for those of us that like rich bone broth. Once I use these bones (seen below) to make broth the meat is so tender it makes a wonderful addition to the soup.

Beef Oxtail

By far the best quality beef broth is made by using Beef Oxtail (pictured below). When I used to sell to the Fairmont Hotel group (Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise, etc.) the chefs were always making fine consomme using oxtail. But these are in high demand because an animal only has one tail – and we only harvest 16 every month! So when you see them in stock don't hestitate to place an order because they sell very fast!

Beef Oxtail

Beef Oxtail

If you have already placed an order and want to add to it, you can either:

  • Place another order and we will combine them when we fill the orders for that week, or;
  • If what you would like to add is less than our minimum order ($50), please contact us and we will update your order and send you a confirmation email.

If there is something you would like that is "out of stock" on the website, please put a note in the comments section of your order (include the item name and number you would like). If we receive the item before we fill your order, we will happily add it for you. 🙂

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Out of Stock?

Since we are processing meat every day at our new facility we will be adding inventory to the website daily! So please check our online store often for your family favourites! We added a lot of products this week so many items are back in stock.

We now also offer Pork Marrow Bones and Pork Meaty Soup Bones. These add a delicious flavour to any broth.

Pork Marrow Bones

Pork Marrow Bones

Pork Meaty Soup Bones

Pork Meaty Soup Bones

If you want to make a broth that is rich and smoky our Pork Smoked Hocks are ideal (pictured below). I bake them like a ham and serve the meat, or take the meat off and add it to the broth after simmering the bone. Delicious!

Smoked Pork Hock

Smoked Pork Hock

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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.


We have had three foals this summer and they are very cute! Dylan was able to snap this picture at the perfect time!


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All the best,
Colleen Biggs

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