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Ranch Direct

By Marcus | In Events and Announcements, Nutrition | on December 12, 2012
Cows grazing on grass field

Image provided by J&J Grassfed Beef website

Back when I posted about the power of the group buy, I acknowledged that many members had been clamoring for us to set up some sort of cowpooling. (For the uninitiated, cowpooling is where a group buys either a quarter-, half- or full cow and splits it amongst the members.) We’re excited to announce we actually have something a step better. A local ranch from Tehachapi has started partnering with CrossFit gyms to provide grass-fed beef direct. This particular ranch is called J&J Grassfed Beef and you can check out their site here.

I can personally vouch for the quality of their beef, since they used to have a booth at the Torrance Farmer’s Market. When they stopped showing at the Torrance market, I emailed Jay and asked if they did any sort of mail order. At that time, he informed me of their CSA* program but the closest drop-off point was in Long Beach. This was a deterrence, but I’ve stayed on their mailing list and kept intending to sign up…someday. Due to their relatively new Gym Delivery Program, he contacted Ruth and arranged to come in yesterday to talk with her about the program.

Here’s how it works, taken from their site:

Monthly Packs Start at just $55.00

  • Choose one of our 7 available packs.
  • Then add your favorite cuts to complete your order.

No Long Term Commitment!

Order only when you want!

Delivery is Free!

  • To our freezer at your gym.
  • Same day and time each month.
  • Orders are labeled by name, easy to find, grab and go!

You Receive

  • Monthly email reminders to place your order.
  • Order confirmation email.

Individual receipts at pick up

  • Name on the bags.
  • Number of bags for pickup.
  • Itemized breakdown of order and total amount charged.

As you can see, this is quite similar to how we already have delivery from Brian’s Bowls. J&J will be providing an additional freezer to us for the storage of the beef, after we start up with an initial 5 orders. The orders are delivered the 3rd Thursday of the month. We likely won’t be making the cutoff for the December delivery, but I could be wrong! If we have at least 5 people ready to go by tonight before 11pm, we should be able to make the December cutoff! If not, we’ll definitely be aiming for the January delivery, just in time for the beginning of our New Year Challenge.

There are fliers at the back of the gym by the cubbies, so please take one and/or check out the J&J website. They have their price list for the various packs and you can also see the a la carte items you can order in addition to your packs.

If you’re interested, post to comments and we’ll get our 5 orders in for January’s delivery.

* — see my previous post “What is a CSA?”


Happy birthday Brendan!! Sorry we don’t have a picture of you to post! Hope you have a fantastic day.


WOD 12.12.12

FGB-ish
3 rounds of 1 minute stations

  • Ball Slams
  • Wallball Shots
  • Hang Power Cleans
  • Box Jumps
  • Row for calories

Rest 1 minute between rounds

6 Comments to "Ranch Direct"

  • Alia says:

    December 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM -

    Dangit I just took a pic of him! Not uploaded yet. My bad. Did we “meat” the minimum yet? hahah. See what I did there?

  • Alia says:

    December 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brendan!

  • A.J. says:

    December 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM -

    I’m in Marcus.

  • Erik says:

    December 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM -

    I’m in for Jan going forward. Just picked up about 35 lbs of meat from Whole Foods yesterday so that should last me til Jan.

  • Cherie says:

    December 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM -

    I’m in for one of the 5 orders.

  • Amy says:

    December 13, 2012 at 7:21 AM -

    Alex and I are in for the January delivery!

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