San Francisco Raw Feeders (SFRAW)

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New SFRAW Masters: Mentoring & Apprenticeship Program

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The SFRAW Masters Mentoring & Apprenticeship Program promotes and develops two fundamental goals of the SFRAW Mission:

    To cultivate a compassionate and informed community

that educate, inspire, and support one another;

    To mentor through education about feeding whole fresh food

diets to pets and Natural Rearing principles.


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SFRAW Master Mentors are select members that have been involved with SFRAW for many years, and have been following a well-respected published diet program or Kasie/SFRAW’s guidelines for meals/diet program for at least 5-years, or have proven equivalent education, knowledge, and experience that puts them into this exclusive position for providing mentoring and guidance to other SFRAW members with less experience/knowledge.

Apprentices are fellow SFRAW members that are new to raw feeding and have an interest in learning more about how to make food for their animals at home, and are willing and able to assist the Mentors in preparing and packaging Mentor’s diets at SFRAW.

Our Masters Mentoring program has been established to achieve the following objectives:

1) to provide Masters free use of the SFRAW warehouse facility to prepare & package their own animal’s meals

2) to provide Masters with assistance in the form of labor Apprentices.

3) to provide an educational experience for Apprentices, so that they can confidently prepare foods for their animals at home by applying what they learned while working alongside Mentors;

4) to have fun while cultivating a community that educate, inspire, and support one another!

This is a FREE program, but it is not a formal class or workshop, nor does your time spent with your Mentor count towards your volunteer hours with SFRAW.

Mentors will provide and purchase all their own ingredients from SFRAW and packaging, as needed/necessary. Apprentices will not be making/preparing food for their own animals during these sessions, but are there to provide labor assistance to the Mentor in exchange for learning from them.

Mentors will schedule time when they are planning to make food and will announce this schedule to the membership list where members can reply directly to the Mentor to be considered as an Apprentice. Dates & times for these sessions will take place when SFRAW is closed for regular business (not during regular business hours).

SFRAW Masters Credentials and Bios

Cooking up something delicious in her “I <3 SFRAW” apron, designed & handmade by member Victoria Vargas.

Jovie on her 10th birthday!

Jovie on her 10th birthday!

Cabernet Lazarus-Gavin (member since 2006) feeds her three healthy rescue dogs Blueberry (6yo/6lb/chi mix), Skeeter (4yo/60lb/GodKnowsWhat) & Jovie (10(!!!!)yo/40lb/lab/bc/pointer) a home-prepared raw diet by diligently following the SFRAW/Kasie’s diet program. She knows how to prepare appropriate raw meals & make safe bone selections for large, tiny and senior dogs.  She has been an active volunteer for many years, frequently taking on a lead position when working with groups of volunteers at SFRAW. She has mad skills when it comes to food making – especially in terms of efficiency and precision.  She’s an excellent cook, and has a deep appreciation and has developed a rather refined palate for healthy, whole foods & drink. She follows not only the SFRAW dietary principles and program, but also follows Natural Rearing protocols for her dogs. Cabernet is a native San Franciscan that works with her healing hands as a massage therapist. She spends a lot of time frolicking at the beach with the dogs, and knitting amazing things. In a past life she was a ballroom dancer, saddle-seat equestrian, and is a trained singer who can belt out tunes like a professional on Broadway (really, it’s aaamazing!) She has solid skills & knowledge regarding dog behavior and training, too.  Cabernet is funny, witty, sassy and of course, very smart. She’s all around awesome and anyone that mentors under her will walk away with a song and a smile in their heart, and new set of skills and confidence in their food making abilities.

Blueberry loves his raw hoof.

Blueberry loves his raw hoof.

Skeeter, the athlete, stops for a treat & photo at the beach!

Skeeter, the athlete, stops for a treat & photo at the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Giants fan

 

Laura Goldin (member since 2007) has been involved with Belgian Tervuren/Shepherds since 1986. Laura partners with her mom, Martha Goldin. They currently makes food for Laura’s 8 year old, 45 lb Tervuren Chyna and Martha’s 7 year old, 60 lb Groendahl, Calypso. Over the years, Laura and Martha have, between them, parented 6 other Belgians. Before Belgians there were other breeds! They feed a home-prepared raw diet by following a modified version of the SFRAW/Kasie’s diet program, which has been reviewed by Kasie for balance and safety. When needed, they treat their animals’ imbalances using classical homeopathy, herbs, dietary supplements and TCM. Laura Goldin is a mediator and lawyer with a practice in San Francisco, California with over 35 years’ experience in mediation. Laura is a fair, kindhearted, compassionate and principled professional who seeks to maintain very high standards while discovering resolution and equitable compromise in everything she does. She has graciously counseled SFRAW on legal matters over the years, and clocked-in more than her fair share of volunteering at the warehouse. Martha, well over 80 years “old” and still keeping up with Calypso, is a retired Judge. Both make regular visits to family in France; it only makes sense that they are refined gastronomes and connoisseurs of exceptional food & drink. In the kitchen, if Laura’s not preparing meals for lucky dogs, she enjoys skillfully roasting her own organic coffee beans, and fermenting veggies for krauts – essentially, making everything from scratch using real, whole foods. Martha puts many far younger cooks to shame with her culinary skills. Both are wicked knitters. Laura is a committed Giants fan (Martha thinks she should be committed for this obsession). Both are serious about politics/how policy can affect meaningful change in the world. Both have a love for all dogs (of any breed) and are very dedicated to their wellness, health and good care.

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Chyna <3 yarn day!

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Chyna as a youngster in 2008.

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Foraging berries in San Francisc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Any SFRAW member that is new to feeding raw may request to be involved as Apprentice!  Please contact us at: sfraw@sfraw.com or call us at: 415-225-0589.

We will put you in touch with either Cabernet or Laura. They will coordinate with you to see if their schedule works for you and if it’s a good fit for you to work together.

Cabernet will be making food Sunday mornings every three weeks or so; Laura’s schedule is currently pending until after the World Series :)

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October 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

SFRAW -> California State Dept. Food & Agriculture’s Newest Food Manufacturing Facility: Establishment No A-281

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cdfa_logo_v_300We got our establishment number!  YAY! This is a huge deal and we’re super excited about it. Still awaiting final word on when we can resume sales & manufacturing of *SFRAW brand* products – but we hope to hear back today. Fingers crossed….

To review where we currently stand:

Third party laboratory chemical water analysis – done
Third party sewage & waste management documentation, confirmation of services & review – done
General facility inspection, documentation & review – done
Procedures & operations documentation & review – done
Employee records review – done
Analysis, formulation and labelling requirements for each fresh/frozen product produced by SFRAW – done

The last week has been grueling, but the process for our state licensing looks like it’s finally nearing completion! We have been assigned and granted our establishment number, which is very exciting – however, there are some final details we still must work to complete before we are allowed to resume producing and selling our foods. Fingers crossed we will get good news later this morning and by Thursday we’ll be able to sell from our current inventory and produce fresh Turkey Formula/Grind & Beef Formula/Grind this week using BN Ranch’s most excellent and exceptional meats.

Unfortunately, this has been an extremely costly endeavor for us – especially with the loss in sales last weekend, and the many fees involved in the process we are going through. Thank you to everyone that came out last week to support us by shopping at SFRAW. We will really need your support in the next few weeks to recover some of these losses – if you can make the time to stop in this week to shop, that will really help. We will do our best to have a beautiful selection of fresh inventory and other delectables (organic dark chocolates, Kombucha, etc.) for sale – all the usual goodies such as Petaluma Poultry Chicken, Diestel Turkey, Liberty Ducks, Prather Ranch (sorry, no pet grind), Marin Sun Farms (sorry, no pet grind), BN Ranch, C&M Lamb & Goat, Brandon Bison, Pastoral Plate bacon/sausage, etc., EcoPawz, Hare-Today, RAWR, GreenTripe, Royal Hawaiian Seafood, and much more will all be in stock.

We will let you know as soon as we get the good & final (fingers crossed) news – just wanted to provide our members with an update on the process and where we stand as of this morning.

Thank you so much for your continued support during what has been a challenging, but exciting, period for SFRAW  – without your support and continued referrals to new members/friends & family, we recognize that would not be here at all. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our very grateful and humble hearts.  We try our best to serve you and your animals in the most noble manner possible by sourcing & producing the absolute best foods and by nurturing this incredible community through our different programs. We look forward to this newest chapter with your continued involvement.

With Much Gratitude,

Kasie Maxwell
Founder/Owner

SFRAW / Rara Avis
250 Napoleon Street, Unit G
San Francisco, CA 94124
W: 415-225-0589
F: 866-332-2698
http://www.sfraw.com
ESTABLISHMENT No. A-281 

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October 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

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NEW: Quick Picks = Same Week Order Fulfillment at SFRAW!

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NOW THAT'S FAST! Susan Schroder's breathtakingly beautiful Saluki, Shay, gets air while joyfully speeding her way across the sands of the Pacific Ocean. We can't get you orders to you quite this fast, but we now offer faster order fulfillment on select items! Yippie!

NOW THAT’S FAST! Susan Schroder’s breathtakingly beautiful Saluki, Shay, gets air while joyfully speeding her way across the sands of the Pacific Ocean. We can’t get orders to you quite this fast, but we now offer faster order fulfillment on select items! Yippie!

For all of our lovely SFRAW Members,

QUICK PICKS!  We are now able to offer many products BY THE CASE/BAG for pick-up within a few days/same week:

Order by 4PM on any Sunday for a Thursday pick-up (same week)

Order by 12-noon on any Tuesday for a Friday 5pm pick-up (same week)

Members Only! While we’re open to the public every week for walk-in purchases from available inventory, you must be a current, dues paying member to place orders with us.

 How to Order: Simply drop-in during our regular hours to place the order in person the week before, call us at: 415 225 0589 or email Jeff or Kasie at: sfraw@sfraw.com. Please let us know which product(s) you’d like to order, how many bags/packs or cases, and which date you would like to pick-up. We will process your order via credit card over the phone and then custom order for you by adding-on to our already scheduled orders to get these products for you in just a few days! Awesome, right!?

Remember: This is for current SFRAW members only and for cases/packs ‘as delivered’ by the vendor. The list of Quick Pick Items, with case/pack weights & current pricing are listed below and can also be downloaded from the Yahoo Groups Files here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sfraw/files/SFRAWQuickPicks.pdf

Also, if you want to inquire about ordering/reserving other things that we happen to have in stock in the warehouse, we’re happy to pull those items for you and add them to your pick-up or delivery that week. Just ask (give us your “wish list”) and we’ll see if we have it in stock!

Pick-up & Delivery Options: Quick Pick orders will be available for pick-up at the SFRAW warehouse in San Francisco. Or, if you have an order already scheduled for member/neighborhood delivery that week, we can add-on for that delivery. We can also deliver to your home/work for a small fee — please ask about door-to-door delivery if you need this service to make your life simpler. :)  We’re more than happy to bring your goodies directly over to you ASAP!

We hope this will provide a more convenient option for members to get certain products faster than the usual month in advance lead time that most other products we sell typically require.

FAST PACK!  Long-time SFRAW members, Halley 5 months, Shay 4.5 years, Vevay in charge , 12+ show how it's done when you're a speedy red-fed Saluki! Thank you to Susan Schroder for this impressive snapshot of her three beautiful dogs.

FAST PACK! When I think of speed, I think of Susan’s dogs!!SFRAW members, Halley (5 months), Shay (4.5 years), Vevay in charge (nearly 13!) show how it’s done when you’re a speedy raw-fed Saluki! Thank you to Susan Schroder for this impressive snapshot of her three beautiful dogs.

Kindest Regards,

Kasie Maxwell

Founder/Owner

SFRAW / Rara Avis

250 Napoleon Street, Unit G

San Francisco, CA 94124

W: 415-225-0589

F: 866-332-2698

www.sfraw.com

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SFRAW QUICK PICK ITEMS SEPT 2014

Order by 4pm Sunday for Thursday ETA
Order by 12-noon Tuesday for Friday ETA
 SFRAW Members Only!
# = pound
Vendor Category Item Description Size/Wt Price Per
Victorian Farmstead Chicken VF Chicken Quarters # $4.50 #
Victorian Farmstead Various VF Mixed Offal/Parts # $2.35 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Bison Bison, Grnd 90% lean, 1# Bricks 12×1# $10.06 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Lamb/Mutton SF Lamb Shoulder, 6 pc Sq. Cut 6 pieces $4.50 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Breast w bnls net 2/8-10# 18# $111.50 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Burgers Bulk 3:1# 2×5.25# $48.75 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Dark meat, Bnls, Sknls (2×20#) 40-lbs. $141.50 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Dark mt w/s abf fz 2/20# 40-lbs. $133.92 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Drumsticks, 4×10# 4×10# $98.30 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Gizzards Defatted, 10# 10-lbs. $28.22 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Ground, All Dark, 5% Fat 10×1# $5.85 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Ground, Bulk, Food Serv 10% 5-lbs. $23.66 5-lbs.
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Ground, Drk, Bulk, 5% 5-lbs. $24.55 5-lbs.
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Hearts, 10# 10-lbs. $21.74 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Livers, 10# 10-lbs. $21.74 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Mild Ital sausage, 3-lb pack each $21.75 3-lb
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Necks, 10# 10-lbs. $21.75 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org 3:1 Burgers 10×1# $66.85 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org All Wht Grnd Rtl 10×1# $9.65 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org Dark Ground Retail 10×1# $7.35 #
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org grnd fd srv tky 5-lbs. $32.50 5-lbs.
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org Sliced Frsh Rstd 6 oz. $6.75 each
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Org Sliced Oven Rstd 10×8 oz. $61.30 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Pet Food Grind, 5# 5-lbs. $16.30 5-lbs.
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Tails, 20# 20-lbs. $40.75 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Thighs, Frozen 4×10# $107.50 case
Tony’s Fine Foods Turkey Diestel Wings, 10# 10-lbs. $20.40 case
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Hearts 5-lbs. $4.05 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Organic Duck Heads 5-lbs. $24.30 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Fat 5-lbs. $27.00 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Tongue 2-lbs. $24.30 2-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Gizzards 5-lbs. $20.25 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Livers 5# 5-lbs. $24.50 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Whole Leg,12/bg, 6# 6-lbs. $50.40 6-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Livers 2# 2-lbs. $9.75 2-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Breast Fillets 2.5# 2.5-lbs $43.90 2.5-lbs
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Carcass Bones BULK 50-lbs. $0.70 #
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Wings 5-lbs. $8.50 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Feet 5-lbs. $3.40 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Carcass Bones 5-lbs. $3.40 5-lbs.
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Whole Duck 5-6# each $26.75 each
Liberty Ducks Duck LD Necks 5-lbs. $8.50 5-lbs.
SF Raw Household I <3 SFR Tote Bag each $35.00 each
SF Raw Household I <3 SFR Tote Apron each $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet SFR Beef Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $8.75 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Beef Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $8.15 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Chicken Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $6.00 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Chicken Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $5.25 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Ground Duck Bones 8/16/32/64 oz. $2.50 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Whole Duck Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $10.65 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Duck Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $10.10 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Lamb Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $13.60 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Lamb Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $12.90 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Seafood Medley 8/16/32/64 oz. $3.50 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Halibut & Wild Salmon Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $4.50 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Turkey Formula 8/16/32/64 oz. $7.05 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Turkey Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $6.40 #
SF Raw Pet SFR Veggie Grind 8/16/32/64 oz. $5.00 #
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Jerky 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Jerky, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Liver Treat 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Liver Treat, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Pumpkin Patties 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Beef Pumpkin Patties, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Bison Liver Treat 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Bison Liver Treat, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Broken Chicken Hearts 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Broken Chicken Hearts, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Chicken Liver Treats 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Chicken Liver Treats, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Duck Liver Treats 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Duck Liver Treats, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Emu Jerky 4 oz. $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Emu Jerky, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Glizzards Treats 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Glizzards Treats, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Lamb Liver Treats 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Lamb Liver Treats, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Pork Liver Treat 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Pork Liver Treat, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Jerky 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Jerky, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Liver Treat 2.5 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Liver Treat, BULK # $35.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Pumpkin Patties 4 oz. $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Turkey Pumpkin Patties, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Twilight Turkey Treat 4 oz $6.25 each
SF Raw Pet Treats SFR Twilight Turkey Treat, BULK # $25.00 each
SF Raw Service Custom Meals # $10.00 #
SF Raw Supplements SFR WHITE GOLD Leaf Lard Tallow 8 oz. $9.00 each
SF Raw Supplements SFR Bone Broth 16/32 oz $0.63 oz
SF Raw Supplements Vitality Blend 16 oz $12.00 #
SF Raw Supplements SFR Diatomaceous Earth Sm 8oz $1.75 8 oz.
SF Raw Supplements SFR Diatomaceous Earth Lrg 1# $3.50 #
Royal Hawaiian Seafood Wild West Coast Salmon Head+Trim 40-lbs. $2.10 #
Royal Hawaiian Seafood Various Fish Fillet (small packs) 5-lbs. $1.80 #
Royal Hawaiian Seafood Alaskan Halibut Fillets (large) 20-lbs. $2.70 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken COMM CARCASS 40-lbs. $0.50 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken COMM BACKS 40-lbs. $0.75 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken COMM GIZZARDS 40-lbs. $1.40 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken COMM LIVER 40-lbs. $1.40 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken COMM FRYER FEET 40-lbs. $1.20 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr Whole Birds 10HD CVP 45 lbs. $2.20 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr Bnls Sknls Split Brst Flt 40-lbs. $223.55 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org Rosie AC Cryovac 40-lbs. $2.90 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org Rosie Breast Fillet bls/sls 40-lbs. $8.55 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie 10 HD BULK 50-lbs. $147.85 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie AC Drumsticks 20-lbs. $45.65 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Backs, 40# 40-lbs. $64.25 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Birds, 12, quartered 45-lbs. $133.05 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Bnls Sknls Thighs 40-lbs. $197.65 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Breast, Split 20-lbs. $92.35 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Breast, Whole 20-lbs. $91.55 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie DRUMETTES 20-lbs. $78.05 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Drumsticks 45-lbs. $96.60 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Gizzards 20-lbs. $52.90 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Hearts 20-lbs. $3.10 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Legs 20# 20-lbs. $3.20 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Liver 20-lbs. $52.90 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Necks 20-lbs. $32.15 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Necks, 40# 40-lbs. $64.25 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Thigh, bnls/skls 20# 20-lbs. $98.82 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Thighs 20# 20-lbs. $64.55 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Thighs 40# 40-lbs. $129.05 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Whole 10 HD cryo 50-lbs. $151.20 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Whole Body, 14HD WOG 50-lbs. $152.55 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Whole Legs 40-lbs. $110.15 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Whole Legs 20# 20-lbs. $55.10 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Whole Legs, 40# 40-lbs. $110.15 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Wings, 20# 20-lbs. $49.70 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Org. Rosie Wings, 40# 40-lbs. $2.65 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Bnls/Skinless Thighs 40-lbs. $4.75 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Hot Dogs 10-lbs. $31.85 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Hot Dogs 12/0.75 oz. 12/0.75 oz. $31.60 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr, 8 way 40-lbs. $2.50 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. 12 birds Split 40-lbs. $2.50 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Backs 40-lbs. $50.75 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Drumsticks 40-lbs. $2.21 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Gizzards 20-lbs. $48.60 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Hearts 20-lbs. $1.20 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Livers 20-lbs. $48.60 case
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Necks 40-lbs. $1.40 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. sknls frzn necks 40-lbs. $1.50 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Whole Birds Cryo 40-lbs. $2.35 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Whole Legs 40-lbs. $2.45 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Jr. Wings 40-lbs. $2.75 #
Petaluma Poultry Chicken Rocky Whole Birds 12 WOG 40-lbs. $2.35 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground 15% Sirloin 1# 1-lbs. $11.20 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground 15% Sirloin 10# 10-lbs. $8.90 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground 15% Sirloin 5# 5-lbs. $9.57 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground 20% Chuck, 1# 1-lbs. $10.52 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground Regular 10# 10-lbs. $7.00 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground Regular 5# 5-lbs. $7.55 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef Ground Regular, 1# 1-lbs. $9.20 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef stew, 10# 10-lbs. $9.17 #
Marin Sun Farms Beef Beef stew, 5# 5-lbs. $9.84 #
Marin Sun Farms Eggs Duck eggs, organic pasture raised DZN $11.80 DZN
Marin Sun Farms Eggs Chicken eggs, organic pasture raised DZN $8.78 DZN
Marin Sun Farms Lamb/Mutton Lamb stew, 1# 1-lbs. $10.10 #
Marin Sun Farms Lamb/Mutton Lamb ground 10# 10-lbs. $9.44 #
Marin Sun Farms Pork Pork stew 1# 1-lbs. $8.09 #
Marin Sun Farms Pork Pork ground 1# 1-lbs. $7.14 #
Marin Sun Farms Pork Pork ground 5# 5-lbs. $6.47 #
Marin Sun Farms Pork Pork ground 10# 10-lbs. $6.06 #
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Ntra Green Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Coconut Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Mango Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Original Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Kombucha Hibiscus 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Ginger Root Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Ginger Berry Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Blck Currnt Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
Lev’s Probiotics, Inc. Beverages Lev’s Turmeric Kombucha 16 oz. $3.50 each
EcoPawz Pet Chicken Grind, 5# each $13.75 each
EcoPawz Pet Chicken formula, 2# each $7.25 each
EcoPawz Pet Chicken formula, 5# each $16.35 each
EcoPawz Pet Chicken Grind, 2# each $6.25 each
EcoPawz Pet Treats EP Wiley’s Salmon Snaps 4 oz. each $7.40 each
EcoPawz Pet Whole Sardines, Bulk box 10-lbs. $30.40 case
EcoPawz Pet Turkey Formula, 2# each $10.55 each
EcoPawz Pet Turkey Grind, 5# each $21.90 each
EcoPawz Pet Raw veggie grind, 15oz each $4.20 each
C & M Meat Goat Goat Carcass cut 4-6″ pcs. 30-lbs. $6.33 #
C & M Meat Lamb/Mutton Lamb Shoulders, sq. cut 10-lbs. $45.75 10-lbs.
C & M Meat Lamb/Mutton Domestic Lamb, Ground 5-lbs. $38.40 5-lbs.
C & M Meat Lamb/Mutton Domestic Lamb Neck Bones, Cut 10-lbs. $3.49 #
C & M Meat Lamb/Mutton Domestic Lamb Breast Bones, Cut 10-lbs. $3.49 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef Beef Sirloin Tip Knuckle (full) 7-lbs $5.67 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BNR Gelatinous Bones 11-lbs $5.64 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BNR Neck Bones 11-lbs $2.42 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BN Marrow Bones cut 2″ 11-lbs $5.70 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BNR Liver 12-lbs. $3.08 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BNR Beef Round Sirloin Tip Knck 7-lbs $5.67 #
BN Ranch, LLC Beef BNR Kunckle, ball-tip on 15-lbs. $85.05 each
Angus Meat Outlet Game Birds Whole Quail, 6 birds/pk each $13.35 each
Angus Meat Outlet Lamb/Mutton New Zealand Lamb Flaps 22-lbs. $94.50 case
Angus Meat Outlet Lamb/Mutton New Zealand Lamb Necks (large) # $5.00 #

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Written by sfraw

September 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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Cool New Product! Whole Pieces of Raw Green Tripe

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IMAG2942We have an exciting new product we’re thrilled to offer from our friends at Prather Ranch — unbleached/unscalded/unground raw green tripe packed into 5-7 lb bags for $3.75/lb. 

We have a very limited supply available this weekend IN STOCK NOW – please come by to try it out while supplies last! If we have enough interest, we will plan to buy more and keep this product in stock ongoing.

This is USDA inspected and approved unbleached, unscaled (raw) green tripe from the first two chambers of the cattle’s stomachs (there are four chambers total and this is from the first two – rumen & reticulum). This is considered “honeycomb” tripe. The tripe we get from GreenTripe.com is USDA inspected, grass-finished whole tripe that has been ground up – they include both the upper & lower chambers (which contain the “pre-poop” smellier sections/material called omasum & abomasum). The upper sections of their stomach are mostly pink/red in color and not as scary looking as you might think  :) — the bags are reasonably sized and packaged nicely/clean.

This tripe product has been inspected for foreign objects (like metal or rocks, which can end up in a cow’s stomachs from their grazing activity); tested for e. coli and other harmful bacteria; and inspected by the USDA for cysts and parasites.

This is a really cool new thing you can try feeding your dog — it is in large-ish pieces and would be an excellent selection for a high value, boneless chewable meal for puppies, adults or older dogs.

Tripe is a study/tough, ribbed textured muscle meat that requires quite a bit of effort for dogs to chew through. This will provide a great workout that will adequately meet your dog’s chewing requirements safely, without the risk of breaking a tooth or any of the other risks associated with feeding raw bones, and will help promote both dental and gut health.

Tripe is a great choice for any dog needing a highly digestible, low-fat, well-tolerated, exceedingly palatable meal.

Tripe is also a good protein choice for any dog with renal issues/insufficiency. (more here)

Tripe has a naturally balanced ca:ph ratio and so it can be fed alone “as is” – you do not need to be concerned about balancing tripe meals.

Prather Beef InformationPrather’s beef program is exceptionally stringent with regards to their standards for quality, humane handling, and purity.

Prather cattle are:

* certified Humane by the Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) program;

* never ever treated with hormones or antibiotics (from birth to harvest);

* cattle are given USA sourced supplemental trace minerals and beneficial probiotics to promote health (this makes for even better tripe!); 

* single source traceability for each animal (unique ID within 24-hours of birth);

* DNA tested Angus/Herford;

* closed herd biosecurity program;

* Raised locally and exclusively on 40,000 acres across Macodel, Fall river and Northern Sacramento Valley;

* majority of feed grown on-site;

* raised on certified organic pasture & then finished for 120 days on a custom blend of barley, rice, alfalfa & timothy hay – NO corn, NO soy!);

* pastured have been certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF);

* beef is carefully harvested and hand-cut by their own artisan meat processors in their own USDA inspected, hospital/medical product grade facility;

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Enjoy!

 

Kasie Maxwell

Founder/Owner

 

SFRAW / Rara Avis

250 Napoleon Street, Unit G

San Francisco, CA 94124

W: 415-225-0589

F: 866-332-2698

http://www.sfraw.com

 

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August 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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SFRAW Hosts NEW Royal Fishbox Subscription Program Every Thursday Night

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We’re pleased to announce a spectacular new seafood subscription program meticulously organized by Cynthia Yeh, Sustainability Coordinator at local sustainable seafood company, Royal Hawaiian Seafood called Royal Fishbox.

Royal Fishbox is a weekly subscription program that provides subscribers with a variety of INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS sustainable seafood every week in a nicely packaged box format that includes educational and suggested use/preparation information for the contents of each box.

Subscriptions cost $25/week and are delivered every Thursday afternoon to the SFRAW warehouse for you to pick-up. You do not need to be a SFRAW member to be a Royal Fishbox subscriber.

Ever wondered what other kinds of seafood are out there? Curious to learn more about the different sustainable seafood species available in the market and in your local restaurant? Interested in learning how to prepare unique cuts of fish or how to enjoy certain species of seafood?

Register now for Fishbox, a subscription program that offers a new variety of seafood every week!  Once you sign up, you can pick up your Fishbox at the “Fishbowl” location you chose.  Fishboxes will be in an ice chest awaiting retrieval at the designated time/date.

IMAG2592Each week, you’ll get a smart and tidy package of sample-size portions of seafood, packaged individually and labelled with QM codes for smartphone scanning to gather even more information online. You’ll also receive a weekly Themeletter that reviews the products contained in that week’s subscription box. Access fresh, high-quality, sustainable seafood (products typically exclusive to Chefs) while educating yourself on the environmental issues posed in today’s society.

Our goal is to provide culinary education, fish education and sustainability awareness to consumers. And of course to offer RHS’s best seafood to individuals!

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SHRIMP_ONO So far we’ve sampled some outstanding seafood with the Fishbox pilot program including last week’s Chilean Seabass (aka Patagonian toothfish). The week before we had fun with Rhode Island Towndock Squid (with tentacles), Mediterranean tenderized Cuttlefish (2-3 pieces of whole Sepia), and cuttlefish ink. July 10th we had packs of local Santa Cruz Pacific Rock crab (Pacific Stone crab) and West Coast Dungeness crab. Over July 4th the boxes were double sized and contained generous portions of Fort Bragg wild king salmon steaks and delicious shell-on headless sustainable domestic farmed shrimp. Our Japanese neighbor was overjoyed with the Fishhox which contained Sake Kama (salmon collars) and two Kampachi Kama (kampachi collars) – this is all very high quality seafood for you to eat, not to feed with your dogs or cats (well, not until after you’ve cooked or frozen it first!)

Enjoy and spread the word!

$10 BONUS for REFERRALS -> Remember, you receive $10 of RHS webstore credit for every new member you refer, that’s $10 you can spend on any product of your choosing (if available on the webstore)!

If you have any questions or feedback, find us at royalfishbox@gmail.com.

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Written by sfraw

July 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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The Return of Meat Madness?!

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Before starting SFRAW in 2003, I was part of a group affectionately referred to as Meat Madness (since half of us  involved were vegetarians/vegans!)

D5DOG & Meat Madness dog, Rudy. Photo by Matt Magana

D5DOG & Meat Madness dog, Rudy. Photo by Matt Magana

History of Meat Madness (skip this if you just want to get to the point/proposal…): 

Back in 2000-2001, I was the founder of a local dog advocacy group called District 5 Dog Owners & Guardians that worked to promote off-leash recreation, responsible dog handling, the AKC CGC program, held monthly park clean-ups in Alamo Square and other D5 parks like Duboce & Buena Vista, and held a fun annual dog festival that promoted advocacy and access to open spaces for SF dogs. Alamo Square was the first park in SF to go through the grueling SF Dog Policy program to become an official DPA. D5DOG worked tirelessly for two years, amidst a lot of controversy and with a mountain of challenges, to successfully establish Alamo Square as the first official new Dog Play Area (it had been de facto off-leash forever, but was at risk of being closed entirely to off-leash dogs at the time).

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D5DOG & Meat Madness dog, Chance. Photo by Matt Magana

Anyway — one of the things I did with D5DOG was organized health and nutrition seminars (of course! LOL). For the first seminar, we invited Cathy & Tiffani from Feed This! (they had just launched their business) to speak about raw feeding. Those that attended wanted to switch to raw after the seminar, but were a little uncertain of doing it themselves. In response to this, I organized monthly food making get-togethers in my apartment that put people to work in an assembly line with different food prep stations so that at the end of the day we all had a month’s worth of food packaged into individual meal packs for our dogs and divvied up the costs to pay for everything combined, by the pound. I organized the menus/recipes, ordered/picked up the ingredients, and we all worked together to provide the labor for set-up, making the food & clean-up, and we all had a really good time together/lots of laughs – those were some pretty fun days. We did this for about two years; had one person move and one dog pass away, and three new people added during this time — when I started SFRAW, almost everyone from Meat Madness joined the new group and many are still members to this day. Good times – fond memories!

Bringing Back The Madness to SFRAW (the proposal):

I was thinking this am that it would be pretty cool if we started doing Meat Madness styled “food prep parties” here at SFRAW. With the warehouse location, and having access to such an abundant and amazing variety of better food and better equipment, etc. — a lot more space than my tiny apartment kitchen and rear garden (where John and Matt wildly chopped up meaty bones using a big cleaver – haha!). I think it would be pretty fun and collectively, with a fair division of labor, we could get a lot done here in just a few hours. I am considering putting together Meat Madness food making parties specific to dog sizes (tiny/small, medium & large/giant) and having a separate event for cat food making parties.  I will organize the menus, etc. and then end of day, we’ll all pay for what we made by the pound. You can bring your own containers, or we can add this into the cost.

One of the many things that distinguishes SFRAW from other groups or companies is the incredible community and unique support we have within our membership. Building community through mentoring/support and the sharing of how/why we feed fresh foods with fellow members – sharing stories about our dogs and cats with members that understand our loving commitment and care, as well as the special magic that happens between humans when we spend time together preparing food, and sharing our love and commitment to our beloved animals – these values and experiences are at the very core of SFRAW’s mission and founding/guiding principles.

How many of you are interested in this sort of thing? From past experience with Meat Madness get-togethers, I am confident this will be a fun way to turn a chore into a party! Being involved will allow for you to not have to think much about making the food/menu planning and the social and fun aspect is really one of the best parts about it, IMO.

SFRAW is really about community and the Meat Madness program would foster this community while making a regular chore less work/drudgery by dividing the labor with your fellow SFRAW members; preparing your pet’s meals in the warehouse will leave your home free of dog/cat food making mess, too!

If you’re interested, please let me know by commenting below or sending an email (sfraw@sfraw.com) and we’ll consider organizing our first event ASAP. I hope we can make it a regular thing. Let me know what size/age/number of dogs or cats you have and what days and times work best for you. I’m thinking we just need 3-4 people for each session and we’ll be able to knock out quite a bit of awesome “home-made” raw food pretty quickly.

Hope to hear from you!

Warmest Regards,

Kasie Maxwell

Founder/Owner SFRAW

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July 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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OT: Running Out of Time – Please Sign New GGNRA Petition

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Some of you may not know about my involvement with organizing and working hard to maintain access to open spaces and parks to dogs in SF and the GGNRA (SF/Marin). This is an issue very near and dear to my heart as the past/long-time webmaster for SFDOG, founder of (now defunct) District 5 Dog Owners & Guardians, and countless volunteer hours devoted to a variety of efforts/campaigns related to the issue of preserving access to open spaces and promoting responsible dog walking/handling. I feel very strongly that preserving access to these areas is absolutely vital to the quality of life and health of many SF Bay Area residents (dogs & humans of all ages) and that recreational activity such as hiking and dog walking is not at all incompatible with the protection of wildlife and the local ecosystem.

Currently and urgently, we’re trying to get as many people as possible to sign an online petition to protect recreation in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Marin Headlands, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, and properties in San Mateo County).

With the stroke of a pen, a few GGNRA and National Park Service officials could change the mission of the GGNRA from one focused on *recreation* to that of a *nature preserve*. This change could force out tens of thousands of us who recreate in the GGNRA — both with and without dogs. If you surf, fish, bike, ride a horse, walk a dog, hike, picnic, kayak, windsurf, and any of the other ways people recreate in the GGNRA, you may be forced out. Even if you don’t walk with your dog in the GGNRA, the proposed changes in its mission will mean all forms of recreation are at risk there. Our petition, at  http://tinyurl.com/protect-recreation-in-GGNRA, will show the GGNRA and elected officials that there is widespread opposition to their plans. We need to stop this while we still can.

We need as many people people as possible to sign on.  Please take a moment to sign and then pass this on to other lists or people you think may be willing to sign their name to this petition.

A few staff members at the National Park Service could take away recreation for millions of Bay Area residents unless we act now. The staff has already indicated that they might very well take away most recreation in the GGNRA – that’s why we need to act together to make our voices heard right now before it is too late.

Please make sure your voice is heard by signing our petition to make sure the GGNRA preserves recreation and hears all concerns before taking unilateral action to keep Bay Area residents out of our own backyard.

Nearly 40 years ago, the City and County of San Francisco and other local governments transferred management of the GGNRA lands with the express promise that these lands would be managed to preserve recreation. Now that promise and pledge could be broken. The staff has clearly indicated they are moving to severely limit, even ban, local residents from tens of thousands of acres of what is a designated recreation area. This includes restrictions in popular areas where people surf, hike, bike and walk their dogs.

Our request is simple – keep the promise and preserve recreation in this recreation area.

The Bay Area is one of the most crowded urban areas in the nation. And the last thing we need is to lose tens of thousands of acres of recreation area because a few staff members want to designate it a nature preserve. There is room for both protecting nature and preserving recreational areas.

We are fortunate that prominent local leaders like Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Board President David Chiu and the entire San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Marin County Board President Kathrin Sears and the entire Marin Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County Board President Dave Pine, as well as Supervisors Adrienne Tissier, Don Horsley and Warren Slocum, and so many others have joined our cause to preserve recreation.

But your voice matters the most.

Please sign our petition today!

http://tinyurl.com/protect-recreation-in-GGNRA

Sincerely,

Kasie Maxwell

Founder, SFRAW

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July 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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