OK so maybe that title is a bit exaggerated. Of course I could live without these things, just like I could also technically live...
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:
- 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.
- Main Course in Ventura