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Guest Blog: Kathryn Quanbeck

Land Prices and the Expansion of Pasture-based Production In another installation of our guest blog series, Kathryn Quanbeck writes about the cost of land in areas where new-generation farming would thrive.  Kathryn lives in Portland, OR and works for the Niche Meat Processor Network (, a network and information hub for small-scale meat processors and […]

Guest Blog: Olivia Tincani

Olivia Tincani is our guest blogger this week.  She began her path to resistance in her father’s tomato garden in California and her uncle’s vineyard in Italy. Olivia was the managing partner of Farm 255, a unique “farm-AND-table” operation in Athens, Georgia, founded in 2005, that grew much of its produce on its own farm, Full […]

Guest Blog: Lisa Poncia from Stemple Creek Ranch

Today we post our fourth guest blog!  Lisa Poncia from Stemple Creek Ranch has generously shared her thoughts and observances of summer on the ranch.  Stemple Creek Ranch is located in Tomales on the grassy hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  We get beef from Stemple Creek Ranch every other week.  Our relationship with Stemple Creek […]

Guest Blog by Grace Magruder of Magruder Ranch

We have begun to feature a guest on our blog and this is the third in our series. Grace Magruder is a sixth generation farmer in Potter Valley just north of the Mendocino County line. We get beef from Magruder Ranch every other week. The ranch is absolutely breathtaking and Grace and her parents, Mac […]

Beef Tagliata

Did you all see this article? It’s pretty good if we do say so ourselves!  And then there is this other article that features many of our farmers that we buy from! But hidden in amongst these gem articles is...

Stemple Creek

Loren and Lisa Poncia of Stemple Creek reached out to us before we opened our shop to tell us about their beef.  Aaron and I went out to their ranch in Tomales and had a look around, met the family and had a most delicious BBQ lunch.  Loren and Lisa are lovely people and their Stemple Creek beef […]

Magruder Ranch

Today’s Blog Post is about Mac Magruder and his ranch, Magruder Ranch.  Mac and his family have been providing us with beef and pork from his AMAZING property in Potter Valley.  We extended our definition of “Local” to mean within 150 miles of Berkeley so that we could include his products.  Below the interview, I […]

Devil’s Gulch Ranch

Mark Pasternack at Devil’s Gulch Ranch has been supplying us with pigs and rabbits for over two years now.  He was very supportive of our Meat Box program that we ran before actually opening our doors here in Berkeley.  He and his wife Myriam run the farm in Nacasio (Marin County).    They have a wonderful […]