Friday, December 2, 2011

Now offering BBQ pigs!

Just a quick note to let you know we are going to carry whole BBQ pigs. The pigs are grown in the Carolinas and butchered locally. We will take reservations over the phone, so give us a call at 843.766.7922.

Cordray Farms
Cordray's Venison Processing
6708 County Line Rd.
Ravenel, SC 29470

Offering whole BBQ pigs for your holiday parties! Call and reserve yours today!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cordray Farms is heading into our last month of normal retail hours! Stop by soon!

Hello, Friends of Cordray Farms!
It's hard to imagine, but we are rounding the corner on 2011 with just 4 1/2 more weeks of regular hours in our on-farm store. For those of you new to us, we are open with a fully stocked meat case 9 to 9 Monday - Saturday and Sunday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm during deer season, Aug. 15 to Jan. 1.  (We'll be here Jan 2 to 7th, but by then the store is mostly done. We're just helping folks pick up their venison orders.) After that, it's by appointment only.  As we approach this last month, we've restocked and I thought I'd get you up to speed on what's available.

Cordray Farms Beef:
In the meat case, we have lots of fully cooked smoked beef items. These are our same recipes from the delicious venison products we make, but these are made of our homegrown beef.
Snack Sticks - plain, cheese or cheese and jalapeno
Summer Sausage - plain, cheese or cheese and jalapeno
Smoked Sausage - Cheddarwurst or Peppers and Cheddar
Beef jerky - pepper or teriyaki

In the freezer case, we have steaks of all kinds - T-bones, Porterhouse, Ribeyes, Bone-in Sirloins, cube steak, and a good selection of beef roasts. Hamburger is out right now, but we may make more before the end of the year, I'll let you know.
We have raw frozen ground meat for your dog and frozen dog bones, too. If you haven't tried it, you'll be surprised at the quiet time that can buy you!!

Pork: We've just made a new batch of applewood smoked bacon. This time we've sliced it a few different ways - thin or thick sliced or thick sliced with the skin still on! It freezes well, so think about stocking up!
We're taking reservations for fully cooked applewood smoked hams for Christmas now. We've got  halves and slices in the case as well. Cordray Brothers linked sausage, maple sausage links, and Italian links fill up the last available corner!

Remember, Cordray Farms Beef comes only from cows born and raised on our farm. That's why we sometimes have to disappoint you and say the next beef won't be until later in the year. We're taking reservations for the first Cordray Farms Beef harvest of 2012 which should be in February. Visit our website for more info. on reserving Shares and Sides. All the pork we sell comes from NC pork farms and we make and smoke everything right here. The only food we sell that we don't make here is that scrumptious Red Rind Cheese from Wisconsin. We sell it because we love it!   If you're looking for something specific, drop me a note and I'll check on it for you!

PS on reading this over - I need to amend. We don't make the Snickers, MoonPies or sodas here, but they're not food anyway!
Hope you'll stop by soon!
Cordray Farms
Cordray's Venison Processing
6708 County Line Rd.
Ravenel, SC 29470

Wondering why we keep posting these missing persons lists?

If these folks don't come and pick up their orders, we can't sell them for the processing fee. The SC Rules and Regs book puts it this way...

Deer processors should recognize that it is unlawful to sell deer meat to regain the processing fee for deer deer that have not been picked- up by the owner (50-11-1910). The best practice is to take a deposit for the processing service when deer are left at the facility. If meat is not picked-up by the owner, it can be given to another individual at no charge. pg. 30 Rules and Regulations

We've never required a deposit because it would get WAY complicated to take the deposit from whoever left the deer, but credit it to whoever picked it up and paid for it. Right now, we require a deposit if you have a bad history with us, but we count on everyone else to honor their word and pick up the work they hired us to do. So if you know any of our missing persons, please contact them.It is possible that we don't have correct contact information and they don't know their order is here.  Ask them to come on by or even to give their order to you!

Billy Duttine from Summerville
William Geiger from Hollywood
Cody Hobbs from Charleston

Michael Burbage from Goose Creek
Anne Corbin from Johns Island
Justin Fogle from Summerville
David Stallworth from Charleston

Carlton Berry's buck is the buck to beat right now - 97.4 lbs. dressed weight.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dee Rozier

Carlton Berry

Michael Dyer

Camo Bags - $25


Each week we will announce the prize for the week. Anyone who has a deer skinned and processed here at Cordray's is automatically eligible to win. Winners are determined by the highest dressed weight of the week. You must claim your prize when you pick up your meat.

BUCK OF THE WEEK prize for 11/28  to 12/4


Stay tuned to this blog to see if you are one of our 20 winners!

We will not have an overall yearly winner, just weekly winners. To receive your prize, you must pick up your meat within a week of the due date. If you have someone else pick up your meat, please be prepared for them to pick up your prize on that day. We are not able to hold prizes for you.
Week one: Will Freeman dressed wt.153.4
Week two: Jordan Singleton dressed wt. 129.8 lbs 
Week three: Adam Bernshausen dressed wt. 129.4  lbs.
Week four: Stanley Gamble dressed wt. 122.8 lbs.
Week five: Kaytlin Clark dressed wt. 124.4 lbs.
Week six: Danny Stewart dressed wt. 129.4 lbs.
Week seven: Ray Speights dressed wt.117.6 lbs.
Week eight: John Sparkman dressed wt. 113.6 lbs.
Week nine: Bert Sorin dressed wt. 130 lbs. 
Week ten: Roper Jenkins dressed wt. 125.4 lbs. 
Week eleven: Dee Meador dressed wt. 113.6 lbs. 
Week twelve: Paul Speights dressed wt. 127 lbs. 
Week thirteen: Chris Papera dressed wt. 109.6 lbs. 
Week fourteen: Lars Runquist dressed wt. 106.2
Week fifteen: Cody Bazzle dressed wt. 102.4 lbs.

Lars Runquist won BUCK OF THE WEEK ( 11/14 to 11/20) with a buck with dressed weight 106.2 lbs.

Cody Bazzle's buck with a weight of 102.4 lbs. won last week's BUCK OF THE WEEK!

Kenneth is working on a NC black bear mount. What a paw!

Christian Steichen joined the Cordray's First Deer Hall of Fame!

Jim Woodle

Ronnie Smith

George Beard

Michael Cox

Vern Trageser

Ben and Rick Bennett brought in a 10 point buck!

Tanned Hides for Christmas! $75

Zach Bales got his 1st deer and joined the Cordray's Hall of Fame!

Harrison Pardee got his 4th deer of the week!