Farm to Table should not be farm to frustration.
The realization that our food supply can be so quickly disrupted by unforeseen circumstances has led to a surge in local beef sales. We commend the farmers and abattoirs that stepped in to fill the void left by the big packing houses. This flexibility has translated into Farm to table gaining market share.
With the change in butcher on farm regulations in Alberta we expect to see even more growth in the Farm to table industry. The regulations allow for 6 Beef, 6 pigs, 6 sheep and 150 poultry per year to be purchased live from the farmer and butchered on farm, either by a 3rd party or the farmer/purchaser. These limits are expected to increase as the model proves successful.
With the new entrance of many small scale beef sales we have seen many convoluted offers that gain little to no traction. This confusion quickly leads to frustration as buyers wade through a mess of variables like "shrink and rail weight". With these variables the purchase price is floating and impossible to accurately predict. What a disservice this is to the consumer!
At Friend of the Farm we take all of the guess work out. Our prices are dollar per finished pound with all of our offers in stock. We provide a finished product on sale day.