Salmon Creek Ranch, Bodega, CA
100% Grass-Fed/Finished Beef
John and Lesley
Overview:
Our grass-fed/grass-finished beef is raised the natural way, without antibiotics, GMO's or added hormones, all on certified organic pasture. For superior meat production, we use Scottish breeds, including Scottish Highland cattle, that are well-suited to the rolling hills and cooling mists of the rugged Sonoma coast. We cut no corners -- our beef is dry-aged 21 days to enhance tenderness at extra expense, before butchering. All our cuts are USDA-inspected, labeled and vacuum-packed for maximum long-term freshness. Due to the slow-maturation of Scottish Highlanders, beef from this heritage breed is only available occasionally.
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For CURRENT PRICING: go to Beef price list.

 TO ORDER, call 707-876-1808 or visit our online store.

Advantages of Grass-Fed Beef: 
Most beef in the USA is produced from steers fed on corn, in crowded feedlots, to maximize fat and carcass weight in the minimum time. Corn is not a natural diet for cows, so to force digestion and combat insanitary feedlot conditions, hormones, antibiotics and other substances are fed to prevent casualties. The result is an artificial product that deserves the bad rap that "red meat" has acquired in modern dietary science. Our grass-fed beef, on the other hand, comes from cattle that roam freely, foraging their natural diet of grass and browse at will. The resulting beef is much leaner, with far more Omega-3 fatty acids, the type of fat proven to be good for you. It is also high in cancer-preventing conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs ) and has 4 times as much vitamin E. In short, it is the type of food our bodies were originally designed for.

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                cows How our beef is processed, packaged and sold:
We sell beef, either by the retail cut or by the quarter (quarter, half or whole animal).

Retail cuts:
If you would like to buy a rib eye steak, or 5 lbs of ground beef, or 2 chuck roasts, we can do that. And we do ship nationwide. The steers are USDA inspected, slaughtered and butchered, the meat dry aged for 21 days and then vacuum packed into retail sized portions, the size you would find at any grocery store (but better tasting and healthier!). There is no minimum purchase.Our store

Whole & partial animals:
If you would like to have a good supply of premium beef in your freezer to use at your leisure, buying a quarter or half steer is the way to go. The animals are slaughtered on-farm by a State licensed butcher, basically eliminating any stress for the steer, and then the carcass is delivered to a State inspected facility for dry-aging and then is butchered into retail cuts, which are vacuum packed as above. The amount of space a quarter steer takes is approximately two boxes measuring 16"x20"x9".

On Farm Store:
All of our products, including our USDA-inspected gras
s fed beef, are available year-round at our on-farm store on our ranch in Bodega. Call us at (707)876-1808 or email info@salmoncreekranch.com  to schedule a visit and to make sure what you need is currently in stock. Picnicing facilities and hiking on our 400 acres of trails is free for our customers.

Order by Phone: For more information or to place an order, give us a call at 707-876-1808. We are happy to answer your questions.

Online Store:
Click here.
(Our online store is a work in progress. Not all cuts are up there yet, so if you want something that is not listed yet, call or email us.)

Delivery: We can ship, we can deliver to San Francisco or you can pick up from us at our on farm store or at the Santa Rosa Certified Farmers Market at the Luther Burbank Center (corner of Mark West Springs Rd. & Hwy 101) or at the Bodega Bay Farmers Market (seasonally).

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