Alderspring Ranch is a real place, a family ranch devoted to raising the best grass fed beef. We (Glenn and Caryl) do all the work ourselves, with the help of our young daughters and one to a couple employees (depending on the season). We are not a corporate outfit, or a front through which to funnel cattle from a myriad of sources. The beef we sell you have spent much, if not all of their lives here on Alderspring Ranch. Our passion is to grow the best grass fed beef you’ve ever had, and do it in a way that benefits the health of all of the parts of an agricultural system. That agricultural system includes you, the land, the community our business supports, the cattle, and our family.
Our mission can be summed in one word: HEALTH. We strive here at Alderspring to do work that contributes to the health of our customers, the health of our animals, the health of our land, the health of our local communities, and the health of our family.
This mission means we test everything we do by this simple question: does it improve health or reduce health? We are passionate about this. We believe that our work to improve the health of our animals and land directly ties to the health of our customers as well as our personal family health and the health of those around us.
Unlike many organic grass fed meat producers that have jumped on a bandwagon to collect premiums on a product, we truly believe in the importance of what we do for health. We eat this way as a family. We have been gluten free for over a decade, grow our own vegetables, can and preserve food, and were “paleo” before it was trendy. Glenn and Caryl started buying their food from natural food co-ops when they were in college. This personal commitment to health in our food has paid off: most of our children have never been to a doctor, and the few that have were there for trauma (our kids DO stuff, and sometimes fall OFF stuff, like horses). When people around us are sick, we are rarely affected, and we can’t remember the last time someone was sick enough to stay in bed all day.
We won’t think you are silly if you are concerned about how we process our beef, or the cryovak packaging (BPA-free, by the way), or the recycling of our packaging. We are a long way from perfect, but we try really hard and are open to suggestions for how we can improve.
Because that is our mission: grow the best grass fed beef we can and promote health in everything we do.
Explore the tabs in the menu above and learn more about our family, our mission, and our ranch. You can read about how we grow our delicious organic grass fed beef, and also explore our blog, Organic Beef Matters.
You can also see what others are saying about Alderspring Ranch and our amazing organic grass fed beef by heading to the News, Press and Praise section of our website.