BEAVER CREEK RANCH
We here at the co-op have been working with Doug and Kathy Anderson of Beaver Creek Ranch for nearly 13 years. We love them (and their animals) immensely and couldn’t do what we do without them. Nevertheless, Doug (formerly a prison guard at San Quentin) turns 81 this Thanksgiving. He still raises grass-fed Highland beef on certified-organic pasture, but he has been distributing organically-raised pork, chicken, and turkey for farmer friends of his for some years. Nik, the co-op’s meat buyer, knows that Doug won’t be around forever. We have no intention of ditching Beaver Creek Ranch (we will still be selling their grass-fed beef hotdogs, Doug’s super-dooper-top-secret-extraordinarily-delicious Mexican-style Chorizo Sausage, and THE Chicken Breasts–our store’s best-selling product!), but we do have to start weening ourselves off of Doug, who has guaranteed us that he will die or retire one of these years, and that Kathy has no interest in two full-time jobs.