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An Epic Weekend in June

AUTHOR: Lisa Poncia POSTED: Jun 7, 2010 CATEGORY: Special Events

To say the least, this weekend was fun-filled and action packed. We served Stemple Creek Ranch beef at four different events, three of them hosted at our ranch. Now it is Sunday night and we need to recover from the weekend just in time to start the work week!

On Saturday we hosted two different tour groups. First was the San Mateo Natural & Organic Beef Meatup Group, organized by Susan Fierro. Wow - this was truly a group of fun folks, all of course who love themselves a great piece of meat! Loren gave them a tour around the ranch and then grilled a variety of types of beef to taste, including burgers, short ribs, and a few different types of steaks. We hear there are going to be some blog posts that come out of this tour, including one from Anne Pao from SF Tao of Pao. We'll link to them as we see them. (Please email us links!) Edited to add: This tour was generously videoed by Gary Lam. You can see the video here. And here is a wonderful article written by Anne Pao.

The second tour on Saturday was for a couple of local Westin A. Price chapters. Loren grilled hamburgers and the group put together a beautiful pot-luck for the rest of the fare.

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On Sunday the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) hosted a 50 mile bike ride that started and ended at our ranch. Alan Reeves from France From The Inside was the bikeride leader. The bicyclists were handsomely rewarded for their hard work with a beautiful lunch of our burgers and other local bounty including amazing greens from County Line Harvest, cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, crackers from Rustic Bakery (I ate too many of them!), side salads and fixings from the Tomales Deli, Strauss ice cream, cookies from the Tomales Bakery, Purity Organic juice, and Lagunitas beer. Quite the spread, don't you think? Most of these producers generously donating the food in support of MALT's mission to protect Marin County farmland from development.

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If you are reading this and you are one of the new friends we met this busy June weekend, please drop a comment or email to say hello and please send any photos you may have taken. It was so great to meet you all and can't wait to do it again soon.