A Cut Above: V. Miller Meats

AUTHOR: Karen Pavone POSTED: Aug 27, 2016 CATEGORY: Featured Purveyors

A Cut Above: V. Miller Meats

At Stemple Creek Ranch we are proud to partner with a number of speciality butcher shops who support our commitment to raising fine quality meats and using best practices for sustainable, humane production. These shops are the bread and butter of our business! This week we’d like to shine our “Featured Purveyor” spotlight on V. Miller Meats in Sacramento, California; a shop dedicated to ‘preserving…

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Stemple Creek On the Menu: Zuni Cafe

AUTHOR: Karen Pavone POSTED: Jun 3, 2016 CATEGORY: Featured Purveyors

Stemple Creek On the Menu: Zuni Cafe

Through the years we have been fortunate to partner with some amazing Bay Area chefs who feature our grass fed beef and lamb on the menu at their fine dining restaurants. We appreciate their support and commitment to sourcing sustainably raised meats from local ranches like ours. In doing so, they have brought Stemple Creek Ranch to the attention of their customers which, in turn…

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Born & Grazed: What is Rotational Grazing?

AUTHOR: Karen Pavone POSTED: Apr 28, 2016 CATEGORY: How We Ranch

Born & Grazed: What is Rotational Grazing?

At Stemple Creek Ranch, we pride ourselves on raising grass fed and finished beef and lamb. What does that mean exactly? It means from birth to harvest, our animals feast on a diet of natural organic forage that grows in our fields. This practice differs from most conventionally raised meat animals that spend the early months of their lives on pasture before being “finished” on…

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Wildlife Enhancement: Getting Our Ducks In A Row

AUTHOR: Karen Pavone POSTED: Mar 3, 2016 CATEGORY: How We Ranch

Wildlife Enhancement: Getting Our Ducks In A Row

Last Saturday we had a special work party. Nineteen gun-hoe kid and adult volunteers came out to the ranch to help us construct “duck tubes” which we place in our pond each spring. These sturdy nests, made from wire netting stuffed with natural forage, will provide safe nesting habitat for the wild Mallards that visit us.

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STRAW visits Stemple Creek

AUTHOR: Karen Pavone POSTED: Jan 23, 2016 CATEGORY: Special Events

STRAW visits Stemple Creek

Embracing the opportunity to teach kids about environmental sustainability is an important part of our Stemple Creek Ranch philosophy. When kids experience Mother Nature in a personal way it plants the seed of stewardship and responsibility for the care of land and animals. We believe that when children connect with the Earth through project-based learning they are more likely to become conservation-minded adults. That’s why…

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