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Galentine’s Day Activities!

Galentine’s Day is a fun way for you and your best girlfriends to do something wonderful together to celebrate the richness of friendship. We recommend gathering your girls for after-brunch chocolate and coffee pairings and binge-watching Yellowstone or making your own charcuterie boards as a special Galentines Day activity! Our favorite Coffee and Chocolate Pairings…

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Springtime Lamb Recipes

Our ewes are giving birth just in time for the spring!  We’re expecting and they’re already coming in healthy. Lamb has long been associated with Springtime. It is eaten during spring holidays like Easter and Passover, and they are typically born during this season making them readily available. When the long and cold winter finally…

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The Springtime Guide to Lamb

The Springtime Guide to Lamb Lamb has long been associated with Springtime: It is eaten during spring holidays like Easter and Passover, and they are typically born during this season making them readily available. When the long and cold winter finally ends and spring is in bloom, lamb recipes jump to greet us! Really any…

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New Year, New Vendor: 7 Hawk Ranch

7 Hawk Ranch Carson Valley Meats is proud to welcome our newest vendor, 7 Hawk Ranch LLC whose organic farm fresh foods and their beautiful and unique products will be a wonderful addition to your next Ranch Box order!   Founded in Minden, Nevada, 7 Hawk Ranch LLC began when a 6th generation Nevadan, Joseph Cowee…

What’s Next for Local Food Production in Nevada?

Wolf Pack Meats is closing Oct. 31. As a land grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno is required to teach practical agriculture. Wolf Pack Meats, according to the UNR website, is “one of the leading national educational facilities where students get first-hand experience in meat production and retail distribution.” While it’s true that the…

2022 Summer Grilling Recipe Book

You will LOVE our 2022 Summer Grilling Recipes!

It’s our favorite time of year – Summer Grilling Season! Ribs, steaks, burgers, chicken….the list goes on and on! To help you pick out the best ribs for your summer grilling pleasure, visit our blog: The Great Rib Controversy! And, if steak is what you’re hankering for, check out our blog post: The Quintessential Steak!…

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An FFA Experience

Kayla Holcomb, Mike’s daughter, joined FFA when she started high school. Before joining FFA she had been a part of 4-H from the age of 7, showing sheep and dairy cows. After seeing the people in FFA, and the work they did, it became a dream of hers to be a part of it. She…

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4 Issues Facing Ranchers Today

Today, the average age of a rancher is over 58 years old, and that number has been steadily rising over time. According to the USDA Census of Agriculture, the average age of an American farmer in 1982 was 50 years. By 2012, that number had risen to 58 years old. That means there are fewer…

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The Quintessential Steak Blog

We know steak! One nice thing about our line of work is our customers are usually steak fans like us. With so many options to choose from on our online Ranch Box store, we understand that deciding on the perfect cut can be tricky. We sat down with Mike Holcomb, the ranch manager of our…