February 08, 2007
Contact: Lonnie Fogel|
(415) 777-1170 x 305
PLANET ORGANICS AND MARIN SUN FARMS
South San Francisco (February 08, 2007)
BRING HOME THE BEEF
EXPAND BAY AREA DISTRIBUTION OF GRASS-FED, LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY GROWN MEAT
CUSTOMER RESPONSE “OVERWHELMING”
Responding to customers’ requests, Planet Organics (www.PlanetOrganics.com
), the Bay Area’s most-respected source for home-delivered organic and sustainably grown food has teamed up with Marin Sun Farms to distribute the farms’ renowned beef products.
Based in Pt. Reyes, Marin Sun Farms (marinsunfarms.com) produces 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised beef primarily for Bay Area consumers. A leading local proponent of sustainable agriculture, Marin Sun produces 100% grass-fed beef that has a rich and robust flavor not found in conventionally produced beef. Their grass-fed beef, which is transitioning to complete organic certification, contains substantially less fat than grain-fed meet. Moreover, the types of fat found in the grass-fed variety are much healthier, according to food scientists.
Planet Organics’ initial order for a week’s supply of Marin Sun’s hamburger meat sold out the first day it was offered on the company’s online ordering site.
“We knew our customers wanted Marin Sun products, but we were overwhelmed by the demand,” said Larry Bearg, co-owner of Planet Organics.
Bearg is now tripling his orders for the farm’s hamburger meat, and beginning to offer additional Marin Sun products, including flank and flatiron steak, hot dogs and Navajo-Churro lamb.
Planet Organics delivers throughout the Bay Area, as far south as San Jose, north to Petaluma and east as far as Livermore Bay. Bay area residents can order online at www.planetorganics.com.
According to Marin Sun Farms owner, David Evans, the new relationship “relieves us of much of the effort we have had to spend on distributing our food and frees us to focus more on raising animals and packaging products. Over time, this will enable us to scale up our production to meet the tremendous demand. We are striving to make the closest possible connection from farm to table.”
Marin Sun Farms meats will continue to be available at a handful of retail outlets, farmers markets and co-ops in the Bay Area as well as on the menus at over two dozen area restaurants including Chez Panisse and the Acme Chophouse.
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About Planet Organics
Planet Organics is a small family-owned company dedicated to delivering the freshest organic produce, groceries and prepared meals to homes throughout the Bay Area. Since 1997, owners Larry Bearg and Lorene Reed have been sourcing organic and natural foods directly from local farmers and artisans, selecting the highest quality and widest possible variety of foods, backed by premium customer care for busy families. Subscribers order weekly home deliveries via the company’s easy-to-use website. Planet Organics is committed to socially responsible business practices, and donates up to 4 percent of its profits to the eScrip program for local schools. To sign up for the service, visit www.planetorganics.com
About Marin Sun Farms
Pt Reyes-based Marin Sun Farms is a small family-owned farm committed to producing and marketing local, pasture-based food for the Bay Area. Marin Sun Farms raises its own livestock and also purchases them from partner ranchers who fill in seasonal gaps in production. Most of its pasture land is now organically certified and the farm is working toward certification of the rest of the land and animals. It is also working with its partner ranchers to eventually obtain complete certification. No animals are ever given growth hormones or administered low level or fed antibiotics. The farm’s ruminant livestock are 100% grass-fed and pasture raised their entire lives, with no consumption of grain or by-product supplements. They never set hoof in a confinement feedlot. Non-ruminant livestock (chickens) are pasture raised and allowed to choose their diet from the pasture and organics grains that are also provided. Visit their website at www.marinsunfarms.com.