Short and Simple
So this newsletter is going to be short and simple this month. Last week our processor called to tell us that he is going out of business, effective immediately. This news sent us reeling, to say the least. We were scheduled to take more animals in for processing this Thursday, and every month for the rest of the year.
We called other USDA processors in the area (there are very few) and were told that they are booked solid through the end of the year, and some into next year. So we have hit a roadblock of sorts, and are scrambling to figure out what to do.
We are looking into various possibilities. I have calls into a number of non-USDA processors in the hope that we can get the animals processed that way. Should that become an option, we are looking into the best and simplest way to take care of your needs. We will keep you posted via email as to what direction we will go.
In the meantime, although our beef supply is getting low, our animals look great and we should have some really great beef again this year. We have a good supply of chicken and pork on hand, and the lamb supply, while not huge, should hold for a few months.
This is not the end, this is just the start of something new. Please know that we are doing everything we can to continue forward, and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.