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Xanamoo – Hearst Ranch Beef in the Santa Barbara Independent

By Jill Johnson

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Images and thoughts of San Simeon and the castle loosely ascribed as Xanadu do not usually bring the word “natural” to mind. Perhaps they should. The Hearst family has been raising cattle on the Central Coast since 1865. Hearst cattle are grass-fed, humanely raised, and never given growth hormones or antibiotics. The result is [...]

Thursday, April 3, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In Ideal Bite

Nice Wiener

Everyone likes getting complimented on their meat…selection. Grab some that minimizes its environmental footprint and tastes delish, and maybe you’ll secure a few slaps on the back this Super Bowl Sunday. The frankfurters from SF’s Let’s Be Frank are stuffed with grass-fed beef from Hearst Ranch, where the ranchers aggressively manage grazing to reduce the erosion and water [...]

Wednesday, January 30, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef Kiosk In San Francisco Chronicle

Hearst Castle proves worthy of pilgrimage

50 years of public ownership hasn’t dimmed its ability to dazzle

Maria A. Gaura, Special to The Chronicle
Sunday, October 21, 2007

(10-21) 04:00 PDT San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County — Fortunately, curiosity got the best of me.

If, like me, you’ve avoided Hearst Castle for years because you shudder at the thought of being mistaken [...]

Sunday, October 28, 2007|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef in Via Magazine

There was a nice article in the May 2007 issue of Via Magazine about grass-fed beef. There is a mention of Hearst Ranch Beef:

“Let’s Be Frank, a trailside cart at San Francisco’s Crissy Field, sells scrumptious hot dogs made from grass-fed Hearst Ranch beef.” Patricia Unterman – Via Magazine

Friday, May 25, 2007|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef – Edible Communities Interview

Brian J. Kenny, Hearst Ranch Beef Division Manager, was interviewed by Edible Communities publications in the Winter of 2006. Here is the text of the entire interview.

This story originally appeared in Edible East Bay in December 2006.

Walking the Talk

Interview With Brian J. Kenny, Manager, Hearst Ranch Beef

Although Brian Kenny is relatively new to the grass-fed beef business, he has [...]

Wednesday, December 6, 2006|News|

Brian J. Kenny Awarded Local Hero Award By Edible Communities

Brian J. Kenny, Hearst Ranch Beef Division Manager was named “Farmer/rancher of the Year” and honored with a “Local Hero Award” by Edible East Bay Magazine, part of the Edible Communities publishing group.

In addition to the Eddy Awards, several edible magazines awarded “Local Hero Awards” to members of their individual communities who make significant contributions to the local foods [...]

Monday, November 27, 2006|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In The San Francisco Chronicle

On the hoof: Beef from coastal pastures

It’s back to the future on 80,000 acres of Central Coast ranchland around the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Native grasses are being restored to feed a state-of-the art grass-fed beef operation — and the rib-eyes, New York steaks, burgers and hot dogs are just hitting the market.

The land, a working ranch since [...]

Tuesday, October 31, 2006|News|

San Francisco Chronicle Article About Grass-fed Hot Dogs

The hot dog goes upscale

Carol Ness, Chronicle Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
New designer dogs, hitting the market just in time for th…

Mustard or ketchup? Boiled or grilled? Skinless, or with skin’s distinctive snap? When it comes to the great American hot dog, the one thing people seem to agree on is: Don’t think too much about what’s ground [...]

Wednesday, August 16, 2006|News|