History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Sincere Apology to Our Friends

Last week, as well as this week, individuals from across the county contacted us online, via telephone, and even a few drove out to the ranch in person to order our gourmet rabbit meat for their Thanksgiving dinner. A surge for rabbit meat always occurs just before all the major family holidays – Easter, Mother’s Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Unfortunately we can no longer sell our gourmet rabbit meat to individual consumers. Remember, last year when we constructed our processing facility? The new facility was designed to process and package bulk rabbit meat only - quantities for commercial sale – not for individual consumer sales. Our insurance carrier prohibits us from going out and randomly parceling out small quantities of rabbit meat like we use to because of employee liability concerns. 

Many of you long-time fans and friends, especially those of you who’ve been out to the ranch for our summer BBQ’s and Family Open House Days, know we have worked hard over the years to position the Ranch to be a premier provider of American raised gourmet rabbit meat. From the very start, we made clear our goal was to secure large commercial contracts. Thus today we are proud to say that our customers are national supermarket chains and regional owned family grocery stores located in the south and on the east and west coasts where Wisconsin dairy products and Wisconsin raised rabbits are in high demand. 

Products in our inventory not sold on contract can only be made available to licensed food purveyors, distributors, and suppliers; those who buy in bulk for the hospitality and restaurant industries. They provide our products to fine dining establishments, upscale bistros and non-kashrus butcher shops. 

We sincerely regret any inconvenience or personal disappointment our not being able to sell small quantities of our gourmet rabbit meat may have caused you or your family this holiday. However, we ask you always check with your local supermarkets and grocery stores as well as your high-end neighborhood restaurants and trusted butcher shops to see if they carry Gabe’s Gourmet Rabbits raised exclusively on Ralph’s Rabbit Ranch. If not, ask them to contact their distributors and suppliers so they can get them in stock for your special epicurean needs. 

Thank you The Staff of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

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