Meat

All our beef, goat, lamb, and bison is grass fed and grass finished!

Department Statement

The GBCFC’s meat buyers will provide products that are the freshest and healthiest options available to us. All our beef, lamb, pork, bison, and goat cuts will come from local or regional sources that keep their animals on pasture year round, use no growth hormones, and no sub-therapeutic antibiotics. All ruminants will be entirely grass-fed and grass-finished.

As we conduct our business, we will:

  • Source local GBCFC-approved and organic products whenever possible.

  • Offer certified organic and grass-fed, grass-finished meat and dairy products.

  • Offer only products that were not produced with the use of synthetic hormones such as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) and recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH).

  • Offer products that are produced without regular doses of antibiotics.

  • When available, we will always offer certified organic or GBCFC-approved options of meat products from operations that do not feed their animals high risk GMO products unless they are verified non GMO or the producer has provided written documentation on steps taken to avoid GMO contamination.

  • Reach out to support local producers to support and build the local meat part of our food system.

Follow the links below the photos to see full galleries from our ranch visits!

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Albaugh Ranch

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Hulsman Ranch

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First Fruits Sustainable Farm

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Holley Family Farms

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Montero Goats

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Black Rock Bison

SEAFOOD

The world’s oceans are being over-fished and their ecosystems are being harmed by destructive fishing practices and open-system fish farms. The GBCFC’s seafood buyer will source only sustainable seafood options. The GBCFC will partner with organizations that work to promote sustainable fishing practices.  We will preferentially purchase seafood that is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a non-profit independent certifier of fisheries:https://www.msc.org/about-us/standards

As we conduct our business, we will:

  • Refrain from purchasing farm-raised seafood unless the producer can verify using written documentation that the creatures are fed non-GMO feed.

  • Use Monterey Bay Seafood watch to preferentially choose “green” seafood choices, and never purchase “red” options: http://www.seafoodwatch.org

  • Preferentially purchase seafood that is MSC certified.

  • Preferentially purchase seafood that is as traceable as possible, preferentially from small fishing fleets operating in sustainable fisheries with low-impact fishing methods (long-line, seine, pole-and-line).

 

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