PLANET ORGANICS AND MARIN SUN FARMS
BRING HOME THE BEEF
EXPAND BAY AREA DISTRIBUTION OF GRASS-FED, LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY GROWN
CUSTOMER RESPONSE ?OVERWHELMING?
South San Francisco (February 08, 2007) ? 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
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