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Buying 100% grass-fed beef in Ventura County

2nd February 2010

I’m trying to pull together a list of places in Ventura County that offer 100% grass-fed beef.  I’m hoping to list restaurants and markets, so if you know of any please add to the list via the comments section.  I only want to list 100% grass-fed, though… there are some labels that are misleading.  I’ve seen some that say “Grass Finished”, which could mean they are 100%, or could mean they let the cow out to graze for a couple of days before slaughter.  Also at Trader Joe’s they have “100% Vegetarian Fed” beef… that’s great to know they didn’t serve the cow meat (a leading cause of mad cow disease), but it says nothing about being grass fed.  Stuffing a cow full of corn on a feedlot qualifies as “100% Vegetarian Fed” but it’s also 100% cruel.  I’ll keep adding to this list as I find more:

Markets

  • Rainbow Bridge in Ojai
  • Trader Joe’s does have 100% grass fed ground beef.  Check the label carefully though!
  • Nick Ranch (online ordering)
  • Novy Ranches
  • Lassen’s – however I personally will not shop there because they supported Prop 8 in the store’s name.

Restaurants

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Comments

  • Olivia Chase
    Posted at 11:02 am March 29, 2010
    Olivia Chase
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    The Farmer and the Cook though a vegetarian cafe, sells San Julian Ranch (in Lompoc) 100% grass-fed ground beef in the freezer.

  • OMAR
    Posted at 11:50 am July 4, 2012
    OMAR
    Reply Author

    Vallarta Supermarkets sells grass fed beef. I’ve called them about this and found out that the meat labeled “from Mexico” is from grass fed cows.

    I heard COSTCO sells it also.

  • OMAR
    Posted at 12:11 pm July 4, 2012
    OMAR
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  • jocelyn rocynski
    Posted at 5:59 am November 9, 2012
    jocelyn rocynski
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    Thanks for the great info. It may be selfish, but my family’s health is more important than any political agendas. It’s nice knowing that I have options.