The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Adelaida Springs Ranch produces 100% grass-fed Angus beef. Our cattle are bred and raised naturally on our home ranch in the coastal mountains of Central California. Our rich spring grasses and legumes produce cattle that are “grass fat” at two years.
We harvest at the seasonal peak in late spring with a USDA-inspected mobile harvest unit from J&R Natural Meat and Sausage (www.JRMeats.com) of Paso Robles. Then the beef is dry aged for 2–3 weeks before it is cut, vacuum packed, and frozen. We sell 25-pound boxes of beef that include (approximately):
- 6 pounds steaks
- 6 pounds roasts
- 8 pounds of ground beef in 1-pound packages
- 5 pounds of short ribs, stew meat, shanks, oxtails, etc.
We also offer 10-pound and 20-pound boxes of ground beef. We ship to California, Arizona, and Nevada. Order at www.rangelandwines/meats.
Adelaida Springs Ranch and Rangeland Wines, Laird Foshay, 10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles CA 93446. (805) 674-9232.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.rangelandwines.com.
Alhambra Valley Beef is located in the Alhambra Valley / Briones Valley Agricultural Preserve. We are proud that our cattle are 100% grass-fed, and raised in a stress-free, open environment, just north of Berkeley and southwest of Martinez, California.
Our cattle are Angus and Angus Hereford crosses. Between two local ranch families, our cattle do extremely well without overcrowding and with plenty of pasture to graze. We raise excellent beef with no need to enhance our cattle with hormones or additives to increase weight or size.
If you wish to make a purchase, please contact us for availability of beef on hand. Our beef is USDA certified start to finish, and dry-aged locally for 28 days. It is then vacuum packed and frozen. It is available in individual retail cuts, quarter mix, half steer, and in whole.
Please feel free to contact us by e-mail or to call the ranch.
Alhambra Valley Beef, Darryl Pereira, (925) 228-6560 or text (925) 595-4866; Martinez CA 94553.
E-mail: Alhambravalley@gmail.com. Website: www.alhambravalleybeef.com.
Avenales Ranch has been stewarding 18,000 acres on the central coast of California since 1875 (six generations) and been certified organic (by Organic Certifies from Ventura) and G.A.P. 4 since 2018. We sustainably raise black Angus and Hereford cross animals, never using hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. Organic, grassfed and finished, sustainably raised, and dry-aged for 27 days, our beef is your grandpa’s beef.
Our beef comes in several sizes:
- Taco Box: 10 pounds, all ground beef
- Burger Box: 25 pounds, all ground beef
- Lefty’s Box: 10-pound box of bones
- Old Si’s Box: 10 pounds mixed box (ground/cuts/steaks)
- Big Jim’s Box: 25 pounds mixed box (ground/cuts/steaks)
- We also offer
- Whole beef
- Half beef
- Quarter beef
We ship anywhere in California.
Avenales Ranch, Daniel Sinton, 8705 Shell Creek Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. 805-748-4433.
E-mail: daniel@AvenalesRanch.com. Website: www.AvenalesRanch.com.
AZ Grass Raised Beef Company is 100% Arizona grass-raised and grass-finished beef. Our cows forage for their own food their entire lives. They are never given hormones, antibiotics, or grain or spend a minute on a feedlot.
Our cattle graze in the Arizona sun all year on naturally occurring grasses, water and flowers while roaming millions of acres of ranchlands. We manage our cattle on horseback and rely on windmills and solar power systems to ensure our sustainable ranch practices. The result to our customers is a taste of AZ sunshine with every delicious bite!
What makes our company unique is that we own our very own USDA harvesting plant where we humanely fabricate all our beef. Integrity and accountability are important to us, so in addition to being USDA inspected, we are also third-party verified through the America Grassfed Association. We stand by our claims and want to assure customers that their expectations of what our beef is can be trusted as we navigate through the grass-fed revolution.
In addition to providing our customers with a variety of beef options because we have our own USDA inspected harvesting plant, we have the unique ability to hand fabricate and utilize our bone spectrum to produce what we believe to be the most gelatinous, nutrient-dense, never pasteurized bone broth in the world.
Our products are available online at https://azgrassraisedbeef.com/shop/, retail at Natural Grocers, Arcadia Meat Market, Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market and various food service and retail distributors such as Albert’s Organic.
Arizona Grass Raised Beef Company, Nicole Amarel, 27709 N 158th Way, Scottsdale AZ 85262. 916-337-5371.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://azgrassraisedbeef.com.
Bear River Valley Beef is a small family
run ranch located in Northern California’s Humboldt County. Our
goal is to provide gourmet tender beef directly to our customers
with satisfaction guaranteed.
Our All Natural 100% Grass Fed Beef has a rich and
robust flavor not found in conventionally produced beef and is as lean
as skinless chicken and wild deer. Our cattle are born and raised on
our ranch. No grains, no added hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products
are used. Our farming practices ensure environmentally friendly agriculture
and helps to sustain our family farm, as well as promoting a healthy
ecosystem. Our beef is USDA certified.
We make ranch truck deliveries in Northern California
and we also ship UPS 2nd day air. We are happy to assist you with your
beef purchase and answer any questions you may have. We want to be your
own personal farmer giving you a connection to our land and way of life.
Please visit our website to learn more about Bear
River Valley Beef.
Bear River Valley Beef, Hugo Klopper, PO box 342 / 4415
Upper Bear River Road, Ferndale CA 95536. (707) 786-9460.
Bluff Ranch, twenty-five miles from the nearest Northern California town or freeway, sits nestled in the oak woodland savannahs of the Coastal Range foothills. At the ranch, being agriculturalists is not just the occasional choice, it is a conscious lifestyle commitment to sustainability and development of a balanced and viable eco-system for the health of the consumer and the landscape. We offer grass-fed, pasture raised beef, lamb, pork, and chicken.
In the late 1980s, the ranch family took a leap of faith and make a drastic change to the ranch’s operations. The ranch was transformed from a conventional cow-calf operation to a grassfed direct marketing operation based in holistic management. Today, BBR is a family-run diversified operating unit promoting grassfed and pasture animal management, eco-tourism, and wildlife health. Come see us and experience agriculture and the natural world on a whole new level.
Big Bluff Ranch, Frank Dawley, Red
Bluff CA 96080. (530) 529-2291.
Bodega Pastures Sheep offers
grassfed lamb and organic wool yarn, roving, batting, wool comforters and pillows, and sheepskins.
Bodega Pastures Sheep, Meat orders: contact Abby Killey, (707) 876-3093, PO Box 255, Bodega CA
94922. Wool orders: Hazel Flett, (707) 876-3402, Box 377, Bodega CA
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.bodeganet.com/BodegaPastures/ .
Casey Redtail Ranch offers delicious, nutritious 100% grass fed and finished beef. Located in beautiful, bountiful Southern Monterey County, CA, these Angus cross cattle are raised in a natural, free-range environment. They are always treated humanely and never given antibiotics, growth hormones or subjected to pesticides or herbicides. We offer 3 options to purchase this healthy beef: The Sampler (about 41 pounds), 1/4 Share (about 91 pounds) or 1/2 Share (about 182 pounds).
Your search for a responsibly raised source of protein will be rewarded with a purchase from Casey Redtail Ranch. Our cattle are born and raised here on local pastures and grow and mature at a natural pace. Managed in a holistic, sustainable manner, they live in harmony with nature – we utilize grazing strategies that promote moisture retention, forage health and wildlife habitat protection.
When ready, cattle are harvested in a USDA inspected and certified facility. Each cut is carefully labeled, vacuum packed, dry aged and frozen. We take orders online, reserving your delicious beef ahead of time, so that we only harvest what is needed, when it is needed. This also ensures the highest quality and freshness.
Casey Redtail Ranch, Rich Casey, 52293 Pine Canyon Road, King City, CA 93930. (831) 809-4659.
E-mail: Rich@caseyredtailranch.com. Website: caseyredtailranch.com.
Chaffin Family Orchards, Oroville, California, has been providing local consumers with fresh-from-the-farm products since 1924. Grassfed Angus-Based Beef Cattle are used in the management of our orchards as well as graze annual grasses on our mountain pastures. Our grassfed beef is only harvested directly off of quickly growing green grasses in order to maximize the healthy fats in our beef. This produces meat of uncompromising quality raised in the most natural and low stress of environments.
Animals are raised on annual and irrigated grasses with no chemical improvements. Our animals are truly part of a forage-dependent system. They receive minimal human inputs and no hormones or antibiotics unless ill, in which case they are removed from food production.
Our beef is available on the farm by pre-order and at the Saturday Farmers Market in Chico, California. It is available year-round and is USDA-inspected, frozen and vacuum packed. Whole and half beef may be reserved in late winter and are harvested in late spring.
Please contact us at (530) 533-1676 to discuss ordering, prices, and other arrangements. You may also check our listing at the Local Harvest website.
Chaffin Family Orchards, Carol and Kurt Albrecht, Oroville CA 95965. (530) 533-1676.
Chileno Valley Natural
Beef is a family owned business in West Marin, California.
We have been selling grass-finished natural beef for
three years on a ranch that has been in the family since
1862. We take pride in offering beef that has never seen
the inside of a feedlot or kill room. The only grain they
have received is from the grasses that have gone to seed
in the pasture. These animals live their entire life on
the gentle rolling hills and pastures of this 600-acre
ranch. This lean Angus beef is free of antibiotics and
growth hormones. No pesticides are used on the pastures.
Our beef is offered by the split-quarter, half,
or whole. A split quarter is a combination of both the front and rear
quarters. For those wishing less than a quarter, you have the option
of making up your own group, or letting us assist you. A typical quarter
is about 100 pounds, costs approximately $270.00 and includes everything
from lean ground sirloin to prime rib and porterhouse steaks. Since there
are many choices that can be made in dividing up the animal, each customer
decides which of the cuts he wishes and how it is to be packaged. We
can also arrange for delivery if pick-up is a problem. We offer our meat
at near cost in order to introduce the public to our product. We believe
that we offer great value to consumers of our meat.
Purchases can be made or information obtained by
calling the ranch, by e-mail, by accessing our web page, or by writing
Chileno Valley Natural Beef, Mike & Sally Gale,
5105 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma CA
94952. (707) 765-3936.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.chilenovalley.com/.
Connolly Ranch, located in southern San Joaquin and Alameda Counties,
is a family owned and operated cattle ranch providing all natural, all
grass-fed beef direct to consumers.
For over 135 years and through five
generations Connolly Ranch has served as good stewards of the land and
has a long history of working with government and universities on habitat
restoration and research projects. Connolly Ranch Natural Beef is
from our Black Angus herd. Animals are born and raised on Connolly Ranch
on open range land until they are gathered on horse-back into the corral
and readied to sell.
Other than milk from the cow, Connolly Ranch
Natural Beef calves graze only on nature’s grasses. They
are never kept in a feed lot and are not fed any corn or grain to finish
them. We supplement with only salt blocks and occasional locally grown
hay primarily when we gather, or if annual grasses are low due to drought. Connolly
Ranch Natural Beef cattle are not given any hormones, implants,
antibiotics or grain and they are not fed any supplements with animal
by-products. Current veterinary and animal practice guidelines are
followed to ensure cattle are healthy, well cared for and humanely treated.
These management practices combine to provide locally grown natural beef.
Our beef is young and lean. The little fat
that the animal has naturally
may be yellow from the grasses the animal was eating prior to sale. Also,
because our beef is younger, the cuts will be smaller in size. When
we say Locally Grown, All Grass Fed, All Natural, we mean it.
web site or
email us for
information about how to order Connolly Ranch Natural Beef.
Connolly Ranch, Inc., Mark Connolly and Celeste Garamendi,
PO Box 1122, Tracy CA 95378 or 121 East 11th Street, Tracy CA 95376.
Diamond Mountain Ranch is a family-operated ranch in Northern California that specializes in 100% Pasture Raised, Grass Fed and Finished meats for consumers who want to know where their food is raised. Our goal is to consistently improve the land for generations of animals to come.
We raise 100% pastured and grass fed bison, (beef) cattle and yak, including Red and Black Angus, American Wagyu and Lowline Angus. We raise heritage breed pigs (pork) such as Berkshire, Tamworth, Red Waddle and Mangalitsa, as well as Californian Meat rabbits and Suffolk and Dorper sheep (lamb). Our chickens, turkey and ducks have ample room to forage for bugs and seeds while having a spacious coop to escape the heat of the day and predators at night.
We raise our animals in a respectful and kind way. We choose a “lead them with feed” method to move from pasture to processing rather than using force and fear. All the animals have an abundance of feed and fresh springs water, all sourced from our land. In the months where grass is dormant, our animals are given hay produced on our ranch. We strive to be sustainable and use everything we can to limit waste, helping to keep cost to consumer as low as possible.
Our products can be found at six Southern California Farmers Markets located in Irvine, Orange, Torrance, Mar Vista, Studio City and Long Beach. We also offer direct to door shipping on pre-determined and custom meat boxes to anywhere in the Continental U.S., as well as discounts on customized subscription boxes.
Want to save money on your purchases? Join our membership program to receive 5% off every purchase as well as access to news and recipes though our weekly newsletter.
Farmers Market Locations
Diamond Mountain Ranch, Jeff Miller, 3999 Diamond Mountain Road, Greenville CA 95947.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.buyranchdirect.com; www.diamondmountainranch.com.
Fair Oaks Ranch in Paso Robles,
California provides Angus grass-fed beef direct ‘From
our fresh pastures to your plate!’ Are you looking
for delicious, juicy, and tender and 100% natural Angus beef
with no added hormones or antibiotics? Our beef is:
- 100% free range pastured on sweet clovers, filaree,
chicory and native wild oat forages
- Hand selected for consistency, tenderness and quality
- USDA cut and vacuum packed for freshness
- Free local delivery with added fee for out of area customers
We live here and raise our cattle on our 1,200 acre
family owned ranch . You can depend on the purity of lush grasses
to produce great tasting meat that is high in healthy omega 3 essential
fatty acids, rich in beta carotene, vitamin E and CLA. We are a model
for sustainable family ranching at its finest.
Call or visit us on the web.
Fair Oaks Ranch, Coco Collelmo & David Foss, 7365
Adelaida Road, Paso Robles CA 93446. (805) 238-3811.
Family Friendly Farms was established in 2008 as a means to produce Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Pork, Meadow-Grass Lamb, and Free-Range Chicken, without corn, soy, GMOs, hormones, or antibiotics. We thus produce a Health Food that can be cooked on a barbecue and eaten without limit. We now maintain a very consistent quality of healthy meat that contains plenty of unsaturated fat for tenderness, with an outstanding degree of nutrition and flavor.
We reside in Grass Valley California on 250 acres of sunny grass-lands, watered by the Sierra snow-melt. All of our products are certified USDA approved and can be provided in primal bulk or in individual cut packages.
Family Friendly Farms,
Phil Zeiter, Keller Brown, 19625 Bear Hollow Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. (530) 268-8000.
Ferndale Farms is
a small, diversified family owned grazing business located
in Humboldt County, California. We
turn sunlight into protein! We
grow green clover, grasses, and sell 100% range and pasture
raised, all natural, beef, lamb and goat meat.
committed to farming with nature, producing contented, healthy
animals and good food. We provide a quality, healthy,
sustainable source of protein for our customers. Our
customers care how their food is raised and where it comes
Our Mission is to produce the best quality meat
in balance with our natural environment.
Please call or visit
our website if you would like more information. Look
for us at the Arcata Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9am–2pm,
Ferndale Farms, Jill Hackett, 1787
Howe Creek Road, Ferndale CA 95536. (707) 986-4322.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
Fouch Farms is a family farm
dedicated to sustainable, natural and humane farming. We
raise grass fed/finished cattle, free-range chickens and eggs,
pastured pork and pastured goats.
All of our animals are on pasture 100% of their lives,
receive no antibiotics or growth hormones and are raised with better
than organic principals. We believe in farming as close to nature as
possible and strive to live a sustainable and biodynamic lifestyle.
Our goal is to produce quality products while improving
our environment at the same time. We raise many heirloom/rare-breed animals
including Dexter cattle, Tennessee Fainting goats and Old Spot pigs.
Please see our website for more information.
Fouch Farms, Hannah and Jesse Fouch, 5610
French Camp Road, Mariposa CA 95338. (209) 966-7315.
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freestone Ranch is a small, family-owned,
ecologically sound collaboration with the land in Western Sonoma County,
CA. The Gay and Brady families
are replanting our farm-family roots from Ohio and Utah for the next
We raise moderate-framed Black Angus with good grassland
genetics on gorgeous fog-kissed hills just inland from the Pacific Ocean.
We don't use antibiotics, vaccines, or growth
hormones: the herd's primary ration is grass, supplemented with top-quality
alfalfa, kelp meal, and sea salt for minerals. Many of our customers
say our beef is the best they've tasted.
Our beef is available by the quarter for pickup in Western Sonoma County.
Freestone Ranch, Jon and Misty Gay, PO Box 456, Valley
Ford CA 94972. (707) 876-4654.
Hat Creek Grown is located in a beautiful valley between Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen in northeastern California. Our beef live their entire lives eating grass.
We have bred our cattle to have superior genetics for marbling and conversion of grass and sunlight into delicious, natural beef. They are raised humanely and free range their entire lives. They are artificial hormone, ionophore free and are never fed antibiotics or animal by products. Our beef are the best of the art and science of true grass fed and finishing.
We are fourth generation, managing the lands that our forbears managed … in a sustainable manner. We are beyond organic, but we are not certified organic. No fossil fuel inputs or chemicals of any kind have been used on our property for over twenty years. We make our own compost that we spread on our fields and we rotate our cattle through lush pastures. We can truly tell in the response of our soil and the sweetness of the grass we produce.
Customers can buy our beef by contacting Stemple Creek Ranch. As we are aging, we worried about who may carry on our legacy of great beef. We found a wonderful family, twenty years younger than us, that share our ethics with stewardship of the land and beef.
One customer's response was “Quite frankly, the best beef I have ever eaten!” We have many repeat customers that now just drop us a line and say,“we are ready for another wonderful shipment, please send along what you did last time.”
We welcome your inquiry into our beef!
Hat Creek Grown, Henry or Pam Giacomini, 41363 Opdyke Lane, Hat Creek CA 96040. (530) 335-7016.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.stemplecreek.com.
Hearst Ranch Beef. Since 1865,
the Hearst family has raised cattle on the rich sustainable
native grasslands of the Central California Coast.
Hearst cattle are grass-fed and grass-finished and
humanely raised. Our animals are not given growth hormones or antibiotics
ever. The result is sustainably produced grass-fed beef that is
as memorable and natural as the surrounding landscape.
Order our grass-fed, free range beef from our website
or at the Hearst Castle Visitor's Center in San
Simeon. All orders are shipped overnight. We are Food Alliance certified
for sustainable practices and we are certified as a humane producer by
Humane Farm Animal Care.
Hearst Ranch Beef, Brian J. Kenny, Hearst Ranch, Highway
1, San Simeon CA 93452. (866) 547-2624.
Humboldt Grassfed Beef produces
cattle on the North coast of California. The long feed growing
season of this area provides us with the unique opportunity
to raise high quality grassfed beef and supply our
markets with a fresh product on a weekly basis all year round.
Our cattle are selected for traits such
as temperament, confirmation, and disease immunity. We raise
them using a strict quality assurance program without antibiotics,
synthetic hormones, or other feed additives commonly used
in the commercial cattle feeding industry.
HGB sells carcass beef to retail outlets.
In this way, we believe we are helping the meat department
become a truly full-scale meat market. Carcasses are dry
aged 14–21 days. Skilled butchers break each carcass
in-house instead of being mechanically deboned at the large
industrial slaughterhouses. Ground beef comes from a single
source and is ground daily thus insuring food safety and
Our meat markets can be confident that
HGB is safe and wholesome. We are in complete control of
each individual animal and maintain the highest standards
our customers have come to expect and trust.
Humboldt Grassfed Beef, Leland Mora,
PO Box 313, Fortuna
CA 95540. (707) 845-7188.
E-mail: Lelandmora_hgb@yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.humboldtgrassfedbeef.com.
John’s Natural Products provides
local consumers with high quality grass fed beef raised
on our second-generation family owned and operated ranch
in the Gold Country of Northern California.
Our cattle graze on well tended pastures scattered
with native oak trees and are never confined to crowded and unsanitary
feed yards. They live peaceful and natural lives. We tend them with humane,
low stress methods to insure that their health and nutrition are the
best. Customers praise our beef with comments like “loved the meat” and “the
best I’ve ever had.”
Our beef eat only grass with occasional small amounts
of hay. They are not fed grain, antibiotics, hormones or other growth
stimulants. When you taste our delicious, tender, and juicy USDA inspected
beef, you can be assured that you and your family are receiving the best
nutrition and healthiest food available.
Unfortunately we must limit production in order to
maintain top quality. We finish our beef on natural spring grasses, and
only offer beef one time per year. This allows us to harvest animals
while they are on the gain, maximizing the healthy grass fed benefits.
John's Natural Products, John or Mary Fitzpatrick, 5455
Log Cabin Drive, Murphys CA 95247. (209) 728-0505.
The Larder Meat Co. is a farm-sourced meat CSA servicing California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon Washington, Utah, and Idaho. Larder Club subscribers receive a monthly delivery of humanely-raised pork, beef, and chicken sourced from small California farms.
Our sourcing standards ensure you are buying from ranchers who care about how their animals are raised, and who care about providing your family with healthy, ethically-raised meat.
In partnership with Hearst Ranch Beef, our newest box includes:
- 6 pounds Hearst Ranch Grass Fed and Finished Beef (1.5 pounds flat iron or sirloin steaks, 1.5 pounds rib eye or New York steaks, 1 pound fajita, 2 pounds ground)
- 2 pounds pasture-raised Chicken (1 pound thigh meat, 1 pound breast meat)
- 2 pounds pasture-raised heritage Pork (1 pound ground, 1 pound chops)
For over 150 years the Hearst family has raised cattle on 150,000 acres of rich, sustainable native grasslands on California’s Central Coast. A conservation easement protects the Hearst Ranch’s working landscape, preserving its agricultural productivity and biodiversity in perpetuity. Hearst Ranch beef is 100% grass-fed and always hormone and antibiotic-free, produced from free-ranging and all-natural cattle.
Pay monthly or pre-pay for 3 months and take $10 off per month; skip or cancel at any time.
Sign up on our website at www.lardermeatco.com. For questions call us at 1-833-SLO-MEAT or email us at email@example.com.
Note from Eatwild: The Larder Meat Company's chicken and pork meet Eatwild's criteria, but only some of the beef; specify grass-fed and grass-finished beef for your healthiest option.
The Larder Meat Co., Grace and Jensen Lorenzen, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 805-439-4240
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lardermeatco.com.
Lewis Cattle Company is located in the foothills of El Dorado County east of the Sacramento Valley and just miles from California’s gold discovery site in Coloma, CA. Our family ranch encompasses approximately 1000 acres of natural grasslands, conifer forests, and year-round water from the Sierra Nevada snowpack through Greenwood Creek. Our family has ranched and farmed this land since the early 1960s and since 2011, raised grass-fed and finished Angus beef for friends and families.
We are a small business that has grown by word of mouth, and we are very proud of that. We pride ourselves in raising the highest quality grass fed beef possible for our friends and family. All our beef is all-natural and of the highest quality. All our beef are raised in a low-stress environment and harvested at the peak of the grass season, typically at 18–24 months of age. We do not use pesticides or herbicides in our pastures and our beef do not receive antibiotics or hormones.
We sell our beef in mixed quarters, halves, or whole interests. Typically, our mixed quarters run #185 pounds of the hanging hot weight. Castle Meats in Ione, CA is our preferred butcher and that is where the beef is dry-aged for 18–21 days, butchered to your specifications, and vacuum packed for you to pick up.
Our typical harvest season is April, May, June, July, and August, to take full advantage of the green spring/summer grass forage.
The way nature intended – taste the difference.
You can also follow us on Facebook for more information, pictures, and videos. EDC Bus License #2011-047940 El Dorado County Farm Trails Ranch #212.
Lewis Cattle Company, LLC, Darin Lewis, Owner, PO Box 2404, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. 530-306-9828.
email@example.com. Website: Under construction. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Lewis-Cattle-Company/100057360262364.
The Lost Coast Ranch is located on slopes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Mattole River in Humboldt County, California—the northern end of BLM's Lost Coast Trail. Pastures have green feed year-round owing to the abundant winter rains and periodic summer fogs. Temperatures are moderate, very rarely below freezing and not exceeding 80 degrees F in summer.
Our herd of CCOF certified organic, grass fed and finished beef enjoy the peace of an ocean view and extremely low stress management. Cow families are kept together, rather than separated according to age and size. Density is low and we employ rotational grazing, moving them on horseback, and not by trailer. We like the animals entrusted to our care to have the same stress-free life we choose for ourselves.
If you would like to purchase meat directly from us, we offer quarter, half or whole beef or 50# boxed selections (the same cuts in quarters, but fewer packages). Shipping is by FedEx 2nd Day delivery anywhere in the US or you can pick meat up in Ferndale or Oakland.
There's a lot more to our practices, philosophy and product than can fit on this entry. So, if you are interested, give us a call or e-mail. You can also come visit us and enjoy life on the ranch, beach or river.
Lost Coast Ranch, MooreHill Ranch, Michael Evenson, PO Box 157, Petrolia CA 95558. (707) 834-5340.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://lost-coast-ranch.com/.
Marin Sun Farms is a network of farms in the Northern California Foodshed. We are committed to producing local, humanely-raised, healthy meats for our Foodshed. We understand that the holistic management of our grazing lands is vital to maintaining the functioning stability of our ecosystem. To that end, we raise 100% Grassfed & Pasture-Raised beef, lamb, goat, pork, poultry and simply the best eggs you've ever had.
Visit our Point Reyes Butcher Shop & Cafe at 10905 Shoreline Highway One in Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 663-8997. OPEN: Thursday-Monday 11am-7pm; Dinner on Saturday/Sunday until 9pm.
Visit our new butcher shop at Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland. 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618. OPEN: Monday thru Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am-7pm.
Join our Meat Club CSA: www.marinsunfarms.com/csa
Our mission is to actively participate in the creation of a sustainable agrarian culture that restores, conserves and maintains the productivity of our land. We practice holistic pasture management to help guide us through the decisions about our land that help to sustain the whole community, including us. Holistic management is the understanding of a process where we manage our resources to promote biological diversity, producing a healthy and vibrant landscape for all life. The holistic view looks at the natural world as an interconnected whole—the web of life—rather than a collection of many different parts. If we destroy separate strands of this web, we end up destroying the web itself; if we do that, we destroy ourselves. We strive to produce a healthy landscape where all forms of life are sustainable, generation after generation.
Marin Sun Farms – Local Food for a more Sustainable Future!
Marin Sun Farms, Aaron Lander, Director of Community Development & Outreach. 1209 Tennessee St. San Francisco, CA 94107. (415) 663-8997. Fax: (415) 663-8987.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.marinsunfarms.com.
Markegard Family Grass-Fed provides the community with locally born, raised and processed grass-fed beef, lamb pastured pork and herdshares through a community supported agriculture program where individuals and families purchase shares of grass-finished beef, lamb and pastured pork as well as a buying club with weekly delivery year-round. Markegard Family Grass-Fed is certified with the American Grassfed Association.
We offer large shares of beef and lamb as well as 10-20 pound family packs of beef. Our large shares of beef are available fresh in mid-summer when the forage conditions are at their peak of nutrition. Our beef and lamb are available in local restaurants such as Pasta Moon and Chez Shea in Half Moon Bay and Cafe Gibralter in El Granada. We are at several farmers markets in the area.
- Never grain fed (except for the pigs who are supplemented with grain in addition to forage)
- Ranch is free of pesticidse and chemical fertilizers
- No synthetic hormones or antibiotics
- No genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- We support small family farms
- No feedlots
- We feed only the forage the range provides
- Our grazing methods improve the biodiversity of the land
Markegard Family Grass-Fed, Doniga and Erik Markegard, 20080 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay CA 94019. (650) 670-7984.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.markegardfamily.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markegardfamilygrassfed.
We are McLane Family Farms LLC, a family-owned and operated farm in Northern California. My family has been raising beef since 1852 and I am a 6th-generation cattle rancher.
My husband and I and our five kids raise our grass-fed, grass-finished beef in the open pastures where they drink water from the aquifers of Mt Shasta. All our animals are pasture raised in a low stress environment:
- No antibiotics
- No hormones
- Natural delayed weaning
- Low/no stress
- Happy animals
We sell and ship our meat all over the US.
McLane Family Farms LLC, Amy McLane, 4224 Harry Cash RD, Montague, CA 96064. 530-228-2671.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.mclanefamilyfarms.com.
Morris Grassfed Beef—See T.O.
Cattle Company below.
Orvis Cattle Company is California's oldest registered Hereford herd established in 1918. The ranch has been family owned since 1873. The ranch has been placed in a conservation easement with the California Rangeland Trust. This ensures our family will continue the ranching tradition for generations to come on the historic Snow Ranch 11 miles east of Farmington. As a seedstock producer for commercial operations throughout the West, we know beef. Our grass-fed beef is raised entirely on green forage under native rangeland, irrigated pasture, and Alpine summer range.
Beef is available in quarter, half, and whole animal for private use. Our great tasting beef is cut and wrapped at the House of Beef in Oakdale. And our price per pound is for the finished cut and wrapped product. Our retail beef goes through a USDA inspected harvest facility with arrangements for fresh, vacuum-packed boxed beef delivery to wholesale customers.
All grass-fed beef are harvested to order and are available year round as supplies last. Each animal is hand picked for harvest when an ideal finish weight is achieved. It is not uncommon for our beef to grade Choice with marbling and flavor to match. Of course, our beef is naturally raised with no use of artificial growth promoters and all grass fed cattle are ranch raised and "never in lifetime" treated with antibiotics.
Orvis Cattle Company, Susan Harper, 9601 Hwy 4 East, Farmington CA 95230. (209) 559-2122.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://orvisbeef.com.
At the Paicines Ranch we work to regenerate ecosystems while growing delicious, healthy, nutritious food and distributing that food locally. We practice holistic management and use planned grazing on 7500 acres of organic crop and range land. Our beef cattle, sheep, turkeys, pigs, and chickens move across the landscape helping us to increase biodiversity, grow healthy soil, and sequester carbon to mitigate climate change.
Our systems integrate animals into cropping systems, including our 25-acre vineyard which is “managed” by the sheep through grazing and pruning. Every day is a challenge to combine human creativity with solar energy and the brilliance of nature!
Paicines Ranch, Mary Rowen, PO Box 8, Paicines CA
95043. (831) 628-0288.
At Primal Pastures, we believe that nature knows best.
That's why we are proud to offer a full line of our pasture-raised meat:
- Pasture-raised beef, lamb and pork
- Certified organic-fed, corn/soy/GMO-free pastured chicken
- Wild, local, sustainably caught fish
- Raw, local, unfiltered honey.
All our meats are truly antibiotic-free and rotationally grazed to benefit the environment, year after year. Our animals all live outside on green pasture 24/7/365.
We offer online ordering with weekly home delivery nationwide. We offer a la carte items, discounts on bulk shipments for budget cuts, all the way to quarter, halves and whole animals.
Primal Pastures, Rob McDaniel, 25391 Washington Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562. (951) 297-9933.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.primalpastures.com.
Richards Grassfed Beef. The Richards family involvement in agriculture stems back over 70 years, when Thomas H. Richards Sr. purchased the first 680-acre parcel. Four generations later, we are still running cattle on Richards Ranch which now boasts over 6,600 acres of foothill countryside.
Richards Grassfed Beef is certified by the American Grassfed Association and is the first beef company on the west coast to receive the Savory Institute's Ecological Outcome Verified certificate. Our cattle spend their entire life on pasture, in a regenerative system and encompass the essence of 100% grass fed raised and finished.
Call us direct or order online year-round! Now shipping to Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona along with California.
Richards Grassfed Beef, Kyle Meniketti/Tom Richards, Ranch location: Oregon House, CA 95962. Serving the Sacramento (95818) and San Francisco Bay Area (94621). (866) 848-4422.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.richardsgrassfedbeef.com.
Rolling Horse Ranch – All forage that our Red and Black Angus beef cattle graze on is produced on our own ranch in Fallon, Nevada using sustainable farming practices. Fallon is a remote farming community, so our animals have an abundance of fresh air to breath, lots of water runoff from the Sierra snow melt to drink, and more than enough forage to graze. All our cattle live a natural farm life, are not grain finished, and are raised in a responsible manner.
The average yield of our beef is a about 1200 pounds, providing approximately 675 pounds of hanging weight and approximately 550 pounds of boneless retail meat per whole beef. All cattle are butchered locally and can be dry aged or cut to any specification you want. A "cut sheet" is available on our website to walk first time buyers step by step through the process and to ensure the animal is packaged in the most efficient / desirable manner for each individual customer.
Our price per hanging weight (post 14-day dry-aging time) is $4.85 per pound for butcher wrap or $5.25 per pound for vacuum-seal packaging. These prices are "tax, tag and title" – INCLUSIVE of animal harvest, brand inspection, butcher fees, as well as cutting and wrapping. This equates to approximately $1600 to $1700 per half of beef, depending on the animal's weight and the type of packaging selected. We sell whole and half beef.
Please email us or call/text for current availability.
Rolling Horse Ranch, Andrew and Karla Craig, 4405 Schurz Hwy, Fallon NV 89406 . Call or text 775-294-5560.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.rollinghorseranch.com.
Salmon Creek Ranch is a family-owned 400-acre ranch on the Sonoma County coast, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco and 2 miles from the sea. We offer pasture raised, 100% grass-fed beef and goat meat, seasonal goose and duckling, and duck eggs.
Our pasture and duck eggs are all certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). No hormones or growth enhancers are ever given and they are all harvested and butchered in USDA-inspected facilities. Our beef is dry-aged before butchering (a step omitted for modern factory beef) to preserve its natural tenderness. All our meat is vacuum packed and frozen to retain freshness (tests by famous chefs could not tell the difference between our frozen and fresh meat). We ship nationwide. If any of our duck eggs arrive unusable due to breakage, we will issue a credit on your next order or a refund.
You are welcome to visit the ranch to see where your meat and eggs are coming from and how we treat our animals. You can purchase any of our products from our on-farm “mercantile” store and hike some of our many trails through pastures, redwood groves and along the mile and a half of Salmon Creek that flows through our property.
Salmon Creek Ranch, John & Lesley Brabyn, PO
Box 266, 1400
Bay Hill Road,
Bodega, CA 94922. (707) 876-1808.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.salmoncreekranch.com.
The Shepherd Boy is a natural vegetation management service in the Sierra Nevada foothills. My sheep and I enjoy a semi-nomadic lifestyle, creating healthy landscapes and reducing fire danger through managed grazing.
The sheep are Dorper and Katahdin, hair breeds which are known for their mild flavored meat. Their diet consists of a variety of forages, occasionally supplemented with grass hay. They are handled using low stress techniques, and never receive antibiotics, hormones, or vaccines.
Lamb is available seasonally. Call or email for more info or to order.
The Shepherd Boy, Aaron Crew, 230 American Hill Road, Nevada City CA 95959. (530) 798-0013.
Sonny’s Farm provides premium meats, including the highest quality grass-fed and finished beef and lamb, pastured pork, chicken, and eggs.
Our mission is to bring the most nourishing food to your table by working in harmony with nature.
3000 Alexandrite Drive, Rescue CA 95672.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: https://sonnysfarm.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonnysfarmsocial. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonnys.farm/.
SonRise Ranch offers delicious, dry aged, Grass-fed and Grass finished Beef, true non-GMO fed, free-range Pork, and Pastured Chicken to the San Diego area.
We use rotational grazing methods, "Chig-tractors" and non-conventional ranching methods to produce true free-range animals for the Southern California area. Our methods are peculiar, strange, and frowned upon by the conventional producers that surround us, yet extremely productive and environmentally superior.
We offer CSAs, quarter-beeves, and by-the-pound cuts via our website and delivered to convenient drop points in southern Orange County and San Diego, or direct to your door.
Come join a revolution in thought, health, and conscience that will both amaze your taste buds and delight your soul at the same time. We use each part of the animals we raise and process, including the offal, heart, liver, and kidneys.
We deliver every two weeks, rain or shine, allowing us to fuse the convenience of ordering on the web with the warmth of supporting a small, grass-fed ranch. We do this by offering our entire selection of over 200 cuts with the user-friendliness of picking up your CSA or custom order (of any size) at one of our convenient drop points (free of charge). Home delivery may be available for an additional charge. It's an awesome way to support a ranch and get an incredible product. Visit our website to learn more.
SonRise Ranch, Douglas Lindamood, (858) 909-0945. Garden Valley CA 95633.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.son-riseranch.com.
Stemple Creek Ranch is a family-owned and operated cattle ranch in Marin County, California. We raise 100% all natural grass-fed Angus beef and lamb on our own pastureland just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Our animals eat organic grass and clover and are never subjected to artificial hormones, growth promotants, or antibiotics. We typically harvest our animals between May and July of each year, depending on the strength of the grass and spring rains.
Our animal welfare practices are audited and certified through the Global Animal Partnership program. We are proud to have a Level 4 certification for our beef that reflects the respect and care our animals receive.
We are environmentally conscious and value biodiversity, working with mother nature to keep the land abundant and the animals happy and healthy. We accomplish this using a variety of techniques, including protecting creeks with cattle crossings, utilizing electric fence that can be reconfigured in response to changing conditions, planting native species on creek banks, and carefully monitoring grazing to prevent overuse. In 2002, the third of our family’s four generations in the ranching business received the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Excellence in Conservation Award. This is the NRCS’ highest award honoring those outside the Federal government for their work in conservation.
A portion of our pastures and cattle operation have been certified organic by Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA) since 2008. This means that each year we document and demonstrate our organic practices. Our Home Ranch in Tomales, CA is also Audubon Certified as Grazed on Bird Friendly Land. Their certification seal distinguishes farms and ranches committed to raising livestock in a manner that enhances ecosystem function, conserves focal bird species and other wildlife, provides compassionate treatment of animals, and ensures environmental sustainability that results in cleaner streams, healthier soils, and functional ecosystems.
Visit our website to order online or for information on retail outlets that sell our products, shipping policies, events and ranch stays, and more.
Stemple Creek Ranch, Loren and Lisa Poncia, PO Box 85, Tomales CA 94971. (415) 883-8253.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: https://stemplecreek.com/.
Swift Kick in the Buttes provides you and your family with high quality, nutrient-dense, delicious lamb, chicken, and turkey, directly from our farm in the foothills of the Sutter Buttes to your kitchen. We deliver from the Yuba-Sutter area down to the Sacramento area, with quarterly drops in the Bay Area. And we always welcome anyone to swing by the farm to pick up an order and see what we’re up to, just give us a call for directions.
We use rotational grazing methods for all our animals, meaning we move our sheep every few days and our chickens daily. This keeps the grass in its highest production stage, spreads the “fertilizer” the animals so graciously produce, and minimizes health risks to the animals. Using this method allows us to raise 100% grass-fed, antibiotic-free, frolicking sheep as well as happy chickens. Check out the photos on our website to see the effectiveness of the chickens’ fertilizing efforts and the drastic differences between our rotationally grazed pasture and our neighbors’ continuously grazed sheep pasture.
Our chickens supplement their non-GMO, locally milled grain with grass and bugs from the very first day they’re on the farm. Our turkeys are raised in the same way as the chickens but are only available by pre-order for Thanksgiving. (Note: the sheep have no access to the chickens’ or turkeys' grain.) All the animals are kept safe using electric fencing and our vigilant guard donkeys.
Please visit our website for current availability and pricing and more on what we’re all about here at Swift Kick in the Buttes. Calls and emails are also welcome.
Swift Kick in the Buttes, Steven, Meridian, CA 95957. (530) 454-7071.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://swiftkickinthebuttes.com/.
Tara Firma Farms is a sustainable organic
(not certified) diversified farm providing healthy beyond organic
food to local families from San Francisco to Santa Rosa.
We’re best known for our pasture-raised meats
that include Grass Fed and Finished Beef, Pasture-raised
Chicken, Eggs and Pork. We also have seasonal fruit
and vegetables grown in our bio-intensive garden.
In addition we’re an open “Destination
to the public. Our store is open 7 days a week and we do tours every
Sunday on the hour from 10AM to 3PM.
We are also open to our members for hiking, fishing and visits (unguided)
during daylight hours, and at the Petaluma, Marinwood (San Rafael)
Pt. Reyes Station Farmers Markets.
We have social events with food, music and dancing
periodically, so visit now, open an account, get a food box, get on our
mailing list and check out our website.
Tara Firma Farms, Julie, Kelli, Emily, Alyx and Tara,
I Street, Ext, Petaluma CA 94952. (707) 765-1202.
Tawanda Farms is a proud producer
of all-natural lamb and beef. We, the owners,
are also the managers and operators of the business. We are
dedicated to a sustainable agriculture that supports a beautiful
meat product as well as a stress-free life for our animals.
All food consumed by our animals is grown on our
120 acre farm. This food base is a combination of irrigated, mixed grass
pasture as well as dry land grasses and forbs. Sheep and beeves roam
year-round and self-select on our pastures and hills. We guarantee the
- No hormones or maintenance antibiotics are ever
- All animals are born, raised and finished on our farm.
- Your meat order, including ground product, comes from one individual
- All animals are grass fed only.
- Our meats are mild, tender, and succulent...high in Omega 3s.
- Beef is dry-aged for 21 days.
- All of our meat is USDA inspected.
Brochure with offerings and shipping options is available
by request at email@example.com.
Tawanda Farms, Carol Pasheilich, 935 Lichens Road, Montague CA
96064. (530) 459-0966.
Cattle Company sells “Morris Grassfed Beef,” 100-percent
grass-finished beef as split halves. (A split half
will yield approximately 90 pounds of boned steaks, roasts,
and ground beef.)
Our cattle are born and raised in the coastal ranges
of California. They enjoy a diet of fresh grass, forbs, and legumes,
clean water, and, as Julie says, better views than most of us do! We
use neither synthetic hormones or fed antibiotics: our animals grow only
as fast as their genetics and the range will allow.
Their “range,” of course, serves also
as watersheds and habitat for other communities. We manage our animals
so that they enhance the diversity of life on the range, as well as the
quality of the water that falls on the range and flows to the towns.
We manage this web of relationships as an integral whole: damaging the
health of any member of the "whole"
community damages the rest.
Our desire is to produce health with all we do.
Only when this is done are we satisfied that Morris Grassfed Beef is
all it can be—the best there is for all of us.
Our beef is harvested when both the animals and
the grass are ready: usually, June. We time it thus so that the meat
is packed with all the nutrients Jo describes. The beef is processed
in a USDA inspected plant. Then it is dry-aged for 14 days, cut into
individual cuts, wrapped in butcher paper, and frozen.
T.O. Cattle Company, Joe and Julie Morris, 500 Mission
Vineyard Road, San
Juan Batista CA 95045. (831) 623-2933.
Turner Grass Fed Beef is a sustainable, family-owned ranch producing local, humanely raised, healthy meats for our customers. Our Angus cattle are 100% pasture raised using traditional organic practices. They are grass-fed and grass-finished in Petaluma, California and are never given antibiotics, growth hormones or grain.
We sell quarters, halves, or whole steers direct to customers. Our beef is dry aged, custom cut and vacuum sealed to ensure it stays as fresh as possible.
Call us direct, or visit our website and order online.
Turner Grass Fed Beef, Gordon Turner, 7000 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. 707-778-7810.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.turnergrassfedbeef.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turnergrassfedbeef.
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