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Now Shipping Raw Dog Food to Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and North and Sound Dakota

08 June, 2017

We've recently started shipping 32lb cases of raw dog food to customers in rural Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota in collapsible shipping coolers and so far it's been working great!  The coolers look like the box in the photo below:

We plan to expand our shipping initiatives soon and if you are interested in becoming a customer and live in the five state area please call or email us to work out the details. Below is a coverage map that we can send food out with next day delivery:

Golden Acres Opens New Location and Launches Free Home Delivery

01 March, 2017

We are excited to announce Golden Acres has moved into a new space in White Bear Lake and is launching free home delivery on orders over $125 starting this March. Over the past three years we have seen significant growth.  In order to make it even easier to feed the very best raw pet food, we will begin offering free home delivery in the Twin Cities metro area.

The March due date and delivery date will not change but starting in April we will begin doing weekly deliveries. The metro has been divided into four zones, each receiving delivery one Wednesday per month. Dividing the metro into quarters provides the most efficient way for couriers to deliver the food. Most existing customers will see no change as they are in Zone 3 and food will be delivered the third Wednesday of the month. A map with the zones/dropsites and full list of 2017 delivery dates is below:

 
 
Delivery Days
 
 
Month
Order Date
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
March
3/8/2017
3/22
3/22
3/22
3/22
April
4/5/2017
4/5
4/12
4/19
4/26
May
5/3/2017
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
June
6/7/2017
6/7
6/14
6/21
6/28
July
7/5/2017
7/5
7/12
7/19
7/26
August
8/2/2017
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
September
9/6/2017
9/6
9/13
9/20
9/27
October
10/4/2017
10/4
10/11
10/18
10/25
November
11/1/2017
11/1
11/8
11/15
11/22
December
12/6/2017
12/6
12/13
12/20
12/27

Food will be delivered in plastic bins with gel packs. We took delivery of several hundred bins two weeks ago. Simply set out your old bin the day your new one is arriving and the driver will return your old bin.

If you live outside of the 30-mile radius, your order is less than $125, or you prefer not to have Home Delivery you may still choose delivery to a drop site.

If you are a current subscriber, we have moved your subscription date to run on March 8th to allow you to review your order.  We have not increased prices for over two years and it made sense to review prices as we launched free home delivery. Some items did not change and some were impacted.  For example, the cost of turkey wings and chicken hearts have risen affecting whole piece prices and meat mixes. 

We thank you for your commitment to feeding your pets the very best raw food and we share your belief that nutrition should come from great food.  If you have any questions or concerns at all please contact us. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction and we look forward to continued growth as we dish up more Golden Acres raw food to pets in the Twin Cities!  

And now some pictures...

Our new location (3579 Hoffman Road, White Bear Lake) is a former pizzaria...how about serving raw dog food through that sliding window?

We packed the February order in the new space. You can see our large walk in freezer on the right.

Several hundred home delivery bins have arrived! We are ready to start delivering raw dog food to your door.

Here we are test fitting some food into the bin. We are having custom styrofoam top and bottom inserts cut along with thermal bags and gel packs to ensure your food stays cold for hours.

 

Eight Pound Raw Dog Food Chubs are Great for Big Dogs

31 October, 2016

Lena Swanson is a regular customer who owns multiple big dogs. She is animal communicator and holistic healer. You can read more about her on her website http://lenaswanson.com/.

She was kind enough to take some photos of how she uses Golden Acres eight pound chubs to feed her furry best friends.

Here you can see that twelve 8 pound chubs fit comfortably into one section of her upright freezer.

raw dog food chubs in freezer

Lena uses a 14-gallon plastic tote to defrost the chubs. Because the chubs are thoroughly frozen it usually takes a few hours to defrost depending on the weather. 

She can feed one meal from the defrosted chub and portion the rest into gladware containers.

Clean up is easier than you think as your dogs will love to help!

Visit Golden Acres at Goldzilla 2016!

05 September, 2016

Come visit Golden Acres at RAGOM's must attend yearly event Goldzilla 2016! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Hwy 8
New Brighton, MN 

The event is free and open to anyone who loves dogs!  There are plenty of activities for the whole family including your canine family members. Join us for a beautiful day in the park! Check out the Goldzilla website for more information here.

Agile Canines Minneapolis New Drop Site

31 July, 2016

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Agile Canines Training School. Customers may now select Agile Canines as a drop site to pick up their monthly raw pet food orders. 

Located near downtown Minneapolis Agile Canines training school offers individual and group agility instruction, small group obedience classes, and sports foundations. Their facility has 9000 sq feet of agility training space and 1000 sq feet of obedience training space. Agile Canines is located at:

216 Colfax Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 220-0663
agilecanines.com

Agile Canines is a great place to go for all your agility and obedience needs. Their staff is very knowledgable and customer friendly! The Golden Acres freezer is located in the middle of the facility between the agility and obedience training areas.

Visit the Golden Acres Booth at Doggie Fun Fest 2016

09 May, 2016

Doggie Fun Fest 2016 - Saturday, June 4th

Blaine Kennels 11am - 2pm 

If you are looking for a fun event for Saturday June 4th mark your calendar for Doggie Fun Fest 2016! Bring your your entire family (including furry friends) and enjoy the day with food and fun at Blaine Kennels.  

There will be an amateur agility event, best trick contest, small dog race and plenty kiddie pools for your dog to play in. Come by the Golden Acres booth and enter to win some free raw dog food!

Happy New Year! 2016 Order Dates

04 January, 2016

We hope everyone had a great holiday season and a happy New Year!

Below are the order due and delivery dates for 2016:

 

Order Due Date

Order Delivery/Pick-up Date

January 6, 2016
January 20, 2016
February 3, 2016
February 17, 2016
March 3, 2016
March 16, 2016
April 6, 2016
April 20, 2016
May 11, 2016
May 25, 2016
June 8, 2016
June 22, 2016
July 6, 2016
July 20, 2016
August 10, 2016
August 24, 2016
September 7, 2016
September 21, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 7, 2016
December 21, 2016

 

We look forward to helping you get all the raw pet food your furry friend desires in 2016!

 

Tulip the Delivery Truck's Makeover

04 October, 2015

Our raw dog food delivery truck is sporting a new look. Tulip had both of her side panels and back rebranded. She will be happily making deliveries this month with her Golden Acres signs!

It is Kitten Season!

26 May, 2015

It is Kitten Season again!  In the spring, after feral, stray and unsprayed/neutered pet cats get out and do their thing, 60 days later comes kittens to socialize before they are old enough to be adopted.  We foster cats for Animal Humane Society and we have our first batch of kittens.  The orange one is named Bixby, but we nicknamed it Nacho.  The grey gal is named Tori, but we nicknamed her Swiffer because her fur looks like a Swiffer Duster after a ton of dust is collected.

Kavi and I both get so much joy from fostering kittens.  They remind you what it is like to be young.  To learn.  To be so eager.  And they learn so fast!  On Friday they were very scared of people since they were born to a feral mom, and on Tuesday, they were both purring in my arms.

If you ever need a pick me up, just watch kittens play.

Thankfully these little guys will get adopted quickly at Animal Humane Society, but we need to keep spaying and neutering our pets so that we don't have so many pets that need homes all year long.

Kristen

 

Welcome Tulip the Delivery Truck!

04 May, 2015

We’d like to welcome our newest family member at Golden Acres. Tulip the delivery truck! Tulip is a 2005 Ford F450 with an 11ft Johnson refrigerated box. She has spent the last few years delivering high-end Dutch products across Iowa. She was a little nervous about our winters (who isn’t?) but in the end excited to move north and start delivering the best local raw pet food in Minnesota.

 

She will be sporting some new threads soon as we wrap her in Golden Acres branding!