Our Products

Meats

Our meats are "minimally processed" from locally sourced who have access to the outside, and pastured-raised animals with no added ingredients, & without any so-called "natural" broth or high volumes of added water. We feed no hormones or antibiotics.

NOTE: for ease of presentation, Hibiscus Hill is abbreviated HHP, Original Texas Colonies is OTC, Ranchers Meats Inc is RMI.

INGREDIENTS SOURCES CLASSIFICATION OF SOURCES
Beef HHP, OTC, RMI Local
Lamb HHP, OTC, RMI Local
Poultry HHP, OTC, RMI Local
Pork HHP, OTC, RMI Local
Goat HHP, OTC, RMI Local

Visit Our Farmers & Ranchers page to learn more about RMI, OTC, HHP and others.


Eggs

Our HHP eggs are hand gathered from chickens that live most of their life outside in pastures. They are washed without the use of toxic washes. Our chicken feed off the pasture and we supplement their natural diet with specially prepared organic or natural supplements rather than the common feed store poultry feed.

Some of our eggs are from chickens whose diets contain no corn and no soy, and those with severe allergies have found that they are good for them to eat.

INGREDIENTS PRIMARY SOURCES CLASSIFICATION OF SOURCE
Eggs HHP Local
Eggs OTC Local
Eggs Other Local Farm Eggs Local


Note we also supply many local restaurants and caterers. These eggs often come from local sources and not only from our farm.

[NOTE: Via special order only, duck eggs come from our farm or Elizabeth Deden in Spring Branch and from her local farm in Washington County. We reimburse Elizabeth after her eggs sell.]

We have in the past sold as delivering agents' eggs raised by the following collaborators, some of which we leased.

  • Mary Boost
  • Fran's (Waco)
  • Coyote Creek (Elgin)
  • Fran's Flyers (Waco)
  • Wendy Meadows (Greenville)



Produce, Herbs, Fruit, Flowers and Nuts

Our goal is to source over 100% of the produce we sell at local farmers markets from local sources.

NOTE: Depending on the rules of each farmers market, the produce sold can vary from 100% from the farmer/seller's property to a majority from the farmer's/seller's farm, or as an agent for one or more local farms to simply sold by a local business.

Prepared foods, honey and honey products, floral products, spices, herbs, and hibiscus blossoms: see a separate notebook and their ingredient source sheet for value-added product ingredients.


Honey

Our honey comes primarily from our Waller and Bost Family Farm operations which are, respectively, about 60 and 150 miles due west of downtown Houston.

We are local to both Austin and Houston. We harvest most of our honey annually,

NOTE: some of our honey sold mostly in our store may also come from other local beekeepers in Montgomery County and Liberty County. So, out honey is sourced from within 180 miles of the farmers markets of the Houston area.

Yes, our honey is defined as "Local". Some ask us if it comes from within 12 or 25 miles. In the Appalachian valleys, the plant life of the various valleys varies (or used to vary) considerably. So, you wanted to buy a local honey derived from the pollen and nectar of the plants in the area and the valley where up lived. Many sources books about honey, say buy honey from within 12 or 25 miles. Where we live in the Houston and Austin area, the plant life in the coastal plains of Texas on the western extremities of the East Texas Woods is very similar.

You will often derive allergy benefits from local honey, depending on what you are allergic to. Honey may help with dust mites due to the enzymes in the honey that calm sinuses.

Many say our local honey helps them with their allergies while the honey from others does not. Why?

We believe it is because the honey we sell at farmers markets from our family operations is gathered ONCE A YEAR. I is WILDFLOWER honey. Most local honey is from hives placed in corn or cotton or soy fields or which come from areas dominated within Chinese Tallows.

Most local honey is GATHERED SEASONALLY. So you get in the honey the pollen from the last season. Not this season. Honey gathered annually contains pollen collected by the bees throughout the year. Also, many beekeepers heat their honey up to either 145 degrees or 195 degrees and filter it to remove the pollen and mineral deposits and plant material SO IT WON'T CRYSTALLIZE.

The pollen catalyzes the crystallization. Most folk won't buy crystallized honey, but we love it. You can melt your crystallized honey without harming the health benefits of the honey. Heat it to no more than about 110 degrees. As long as the honey does not reach 121 degrees, the enzymes and pollen will not denature (break down) and the honey will be more beneficial.



Contact Us

Call:
(979) 353-1239;

Email: sales@ranchersmeat.com

3732 FM529 Rd., Bellville, Texas 77418

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