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Where are your food sources?

If you are anything like me, I find shopping a nuisance and a necessity. We have to eat and in order to do that we have to shop. Whether you chose a large supermarket, small local store, bulk store or a farmers market, says something about the time you have and the place in which you live.

Most people who go to farmers markets, are fully versed with seasonal fruit and vegetables and most times are prepared to meet their grower and talk with the families who produce their food. Farmers markets are for strolling, smelling, eating and purchasing food direct from growers. They bring a little bit of country into cities or regional areas so others can appreciate how much time and effort it takes to bring fresh produce and organic food to consumers plates.

Local stores are where one goes if they don’t want to travel far, in Australia many now work in hours that suit busy working people who need to call in after work or are restricted by location to do their shopping. Many local stores in South Australia carry many loca products and are great places to do shopping.

Large Supermarkets have almost become family outings, they have produce market stalls in the fresh food sections, they have meat on display and some even have barista’s where you can have a coffee whilst you shop. Some big supermarkets also have free tastings and free fruit for you to eat whilst you are shopping. Competition has made them look to pleasing the consumer as well as shareholders.

Bulk Stores are just that, places where you can buy in bulk. They are great for things such as more than 30 rolls of toilet paper. I find bulk stores interesting and they also have good bargains and the quality of food and produce is also fantastic.

So what kind of shopper are you, it doesn’t matter where I frequent I always look to buy local then National. There is nothing like our kangaroo Symbol, stating it is Australian Made that makes me pick it up and place it in my trolley.

Being produces of Certified grass-fed meat, I am lucky that I don’t have to purchase meat and now that we are working with Little Greenbush Poultry  we are lucky to get paddock fed Chicken as well as our own grass-fed beef and lamb. There is nothing like the taste anywhere infact if you have grown up with shop bought meat (which is also good quality in Australia) you may take a while to get use to the taste.

If you want some home delivery only in South Australia at the moment don’t forget to email me for your order form. admin@bullysbeef.com.au (these are our lamb ribs)

lamb ribs

 

Selling, buying and the family farm

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Times are changing aren’t they? almost daily we get stories of family entities putting up properties for sale, some of these are so big it make International news never alone state and territory. It then garnishes so much discussion and out cries of “keep it in Australian hands” it’s not like the opportunity has been removed from the Australian Buying it, it’s just that many don’t want it.

Perhaps as an industry we need much more feeling good stories from the media instead of print and Television media being full about drought, deaths,  couples and families walking off the farm with nothing. the hardship is the story isn’t it. Succession is also in the spot light and these family splits can be anything but nice and friendly. There is still little room for a girl, sister or daughter getting the property, it normally goes to the eldest boy and in some cases that boy hasn’t even worked on the farm for his working life but history and antiquated country beliefs still  linger so that they feel and entitlement to benefit from a younger siblings years of passion and hard work.

All these issues are emotive aren’t they? It’s like planning for retirement and old age, no one really does until “they have to”, are ‘forced to’ or the issue presents itself and others have to make a decision for you. Those of us in our 40’s and 50’s have seen it or are dealing with it aren’t we? Parents making bad travel, health, lifestyle decisions that impact on everybody and on the aging system where denial is first and foremost until a medical emergency brings it to the fore. Selling property is like this, one sometimes has to take into consideration debt needs to be paid off, families if it split all want enough to start over, pay off a mortgage or to purchase another property and if the property has parents attached they will also want their share for retirement and to live well. Most children who sell properties are aware of the parents being the lien, the debt that keeps on coming in some families.

To see Australian land for sale and to see the out cry – where are the Australians lined up to purchase the property? They are too busy living in the city to come and view the property, spend holidays at islands with cocktails and secluded bungalows rather than spend it shearing, crutching, marking, fencing, reaping, delving, etc .Being married to a farmer it’s not about the land, it’s the passion that they farmed with, the animals that they loved, that toil, the soil and the freedom to produce a commodity that contributed to the Australian economy or food bowl. At the end of the day it’s about being part of the land, that the farmer misses as the reality is there is minimal profit in farming and processors  and supermarkets want the best product at the cheapest price to the farmer so they can make money. I also get slightly bewildered at this outcry to stop investment in Australian land – why is it that those who live in suburbia can sell a house, unit or business at a really good profit yet the framer can’t, there is no method in this way of thinking, if you don’t want the land sold, buy direct from a farmer. Stop frequenting the supermarkets, the shopping centres, spend your weekend at a farmers market, drive to a producer and help out. I bet no one does.

We love where we are and plan to be here for a few more years yet. As producers of meat for human consumption we pride ourselves on the quality of our lamb and beef as do all Australian Farmers.

Home Delivery

Are you looking to feed your family the best quality foods, with no chemicals added and are antibiotic free? Then you need to look at 100% Grass-fed meat. We provide you with that and as at yesterday we are Certified to say this. We are also export accredited by AUS-MEAT now partnered with a Home Delivery company in Adelaide and are looking to build our business together and bring it to your door.

We are 100% SA Grown and raised and you won’t find us in supermarkets yet most buy their meat from interstate, ask them. Eat Local SA, let us help you get the best quality produce, to your door order on-line and have it delivered in time to put it on your plate or in the freezer and fridge.

Feel free to contact me here for a cut / price list and any butchers out there who would like to stock our meat, contact us. info@bullysbeef.com.au

 

We also do sausages at special pricing for Not for Profits and Schools – ask us how we can help.

roast leg