Let’s get to the point- just look at this steak. It looks good, real good. Tastes great, with deep, beefy flavor and a juicy texture. If you like beef, you know this is the good stuff. Even better, it is local (in Norcal), organic and grass-fed. The cattle that produced this steak were well raised and humanely treated by a fourth-generation ranching family. This is a quality steak you can feel good about. This steak is from Stemple Creek Ranch.
This week, I had the pleasure of visiting Stemple Creek Ranch, a producer of grass-fed beef and lamb. The pastures and beef are certified organic, while the lamb is all-natural. All of their animals are 100% grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics. The ranch is owned and run by Loren Poncia and his wife Lisa, fourth-generation ranchers. They raise and sell over 200 head of beef cattle and hundreds of lamb every year. Stemple Creek grass-fed beef and lamb is sold direct to consumers (http://www.stemplecreek.com) to gourmet butchers like Olivier’s in San Francisco (http://www.oliviersbutchery.com/), the Local Butcher in Berkeley (http://thelocalbutchershop.com/) and is available seasonally at Whole Foods in Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties. Continue reading