Hearst Ranch Article In Culinate

Cheap vs. expensive food
Is ‘value-added’ really the way to go?
By Marissa Guggiana
August 21, 2008

The economics of food continue to challenge my values.

On the one hand, I don’t think we really understand what things cost. People ask me why lamb from New Zealand is so inexpensive; well, Kiwis I know tell me that ranchers there are selling [...]

Thursday, August 21, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In Central Coast Magazine

We’ve all heard about Hearst Castle® in San Simeon, the fabled
161-room home of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst
who entertained United States presidents, Hollywood movie stars,
foreign dignitaries, and five-star generals from the late 1920s to the
early 1940s. But what you may not know is that surrounding Hearst’s
architectural attraction is 128-square miles of prime ranchland
teeming [...]

Sunday, August 10, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Mention In Associated Press Article

A recent story about one of our customers, Let’s Be Frank, has garnered a tremendous amount of attention due to an article by the Associated Press’ Jacob Adelman regarding the move toward more sustainable meats by fast food purveyors. This article has run in countless publications now. Here are two Hearst Ranch Beef quotes:

“They’re a big part of our [...]

Friday, July 18, 2008|News|

Sebastian’s Store Re-opens

Locals flock to newly remodeled store, cafe

Historic Sebastian’s General Store & Cafe in Old San Simeon Village has reopened after extensive remodeling.

Abby and Brian Lucas, who formerly owned Courtyard Deli in Cambria, open the cafe from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. daily. The cafe serves Hearst Ranch beef in beef dips, chili and meat loaf.

The shop is [...]

Monday, June 30, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Those grass-fed beef dogs originate at Hearst Ranch

It’s been said that hot dogs — like laws—are something you never want to see being made.

But Steve Elzer is glad to know what goes into the wieners he buys from a new hot dog stand near his office—100 percent grass-fed beef raised on the sunny, wind-swept pastures of the Hearst Ranch [...]

Tuesday, June 3, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In Farmer and Rancher Magazine

Summertime grilling season is upon us, and from barbecues around the Central Coast plumes of smoke rise and float along backyard fences enticing neighbors to wonder… what’s cooking? It’s not uncommon to hear grill masters pondering the benefits of Santa Maria Red Oak over the old standby charcoal briquette, or boasting about British Thermal Units (BTU’s) roaring on a [...]

Monday, June 2, 2008|News|

Hearst Ranch Beef In HopeDance Magazine

Hearst Ranch Beef Article In HopeDance Magazine

Grassfed Beef from Hearst Ranch
by Cathe Olson

In the wake of the biggest beef recall in history, many people are wondering if it’s safe to eat beef at all anymore. Reports of animal mistreatment, sick dairy cows being processed as food, and recurrent E. coli outbreaks show that confinement feedlots and the [...]

Tuesday, May 6, 2008|News|

Citizen Beef – Hearst Ranch Beef in Meat and Poultry

Citizen beef

At Hearst Ranch, cattle are “biological pieces in a biological system”

(, April 22, 2008)
by Steve Bjerklie
The owners and managers of Hearst Ranch in California could be forgiven for thinking that obtaining certification from the Humane Farm Animal Care organization that Hearst’s grass-fed beef operation meets humane-handling standards would be a good thing indeed. Especially in the [...]

Tuesday, April 22, 2008|News|

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|