Bruce Ranch Beef CSA
No matter the size of your family, you’ll find the right ‘share’ of slow grown ANGUS beef here at Bruce Ranch Beef’s CSA. We help take the guesswork out of buying healthy, local, humanely-raised American beef. Plus, you can customize your beef to your preferences, either 100% grassfed or grassfed/grain finished.
How Our CSA Works
Choose the ‘share’ that is right for you and after harvest, we’ll notify you that it is ready for pick up or home delivery. (We deliver our smaller seasonal ‘shares’.) Our vacuum-sealed, perfect-sized portions are ready for your culinary skills whether they’re simple or complex. Enjoy healthy, delicious beef and shine at your next family dinner or friendly BBQ with our slow grown Angus beef!
We raise certified Black Angus cattle and work daily to provide them with the best life we can. Our cattle are pasture raised at our ranch and in the spring/summer enjoy grazing in the Owyhee mountains. They return to the ranch in the fall, when they enjoy ranch-grown, non-GMO feed including, natural meadow hay, alfalfa, orchard grass, and clover.
All of our cattle are raised without any antibiotics or growth hormones. Our cattle are Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Level 4 wellness certified – GAP’s highest animal wellness standard for a cow/calf ranch.
We grow all of our crops without pesticides or herbicides, the only occasional exception being when we must treat alfalfa for weevils – which is not a yearly treatment.
The quality of our beef is directly related to our cattle’s high quality diet, healthy environment, and the humane care they receive. Happy cows make the best quality beef and we’re passionate about providing the best tasting beef while implementing the industry’s best practices for ethical agriculture.
The Bruce Family
Josh and Alicia Bruce and their sons raise the animals from birth for the Bruce Ranch Beef CSA. Josh grew up on the Bruce family ranch in Pleasant Valley, Idaho and is a 3rd generation rancher. He graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics.
Josh married Alicia Mackenzie, who also grew up on a ranch, and in 2010 they decided to go forward with ranching life on the Bruce family ranch to pursue their passion of producing quality cattle while improving the natural high-desert ecosystem.
Their three boys are learning about the many facets of ranching and all that goes into it. Alicia graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education K-8 and is a full time teacher at Pleasant Valley Elementary. Throughout the year there are many long, busy days but they are all grateful to live the ranching life and are committed to fostering a quality product and healthy environment.
Andrea Niederer (formerly Bruce) works with Bruce Ranch Beef CSA customers regarding general day to day questions, orders, and harvests. She also grew up on the Bruce family ranch.
Andrea graduated from The College of Idaho earning a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Management and Political Science. After college she started her career in sales and marketing in the technology industry in northern California and Oregon. She eventually became an account manager for a Portland PR and Advertising firm, working with clients to develop and implement their business communications programs.
After a successful career in public relations, Andrea moved back to Idaho and her ranch roots with her husband and their two daughters. Andrea and her family settled in Eagle where she made the decision to stay home to raise her children. When Andrea is not working with Bruce Ranch Beef CSA matters, she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, family time and trips to the ranch.