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Our Standards

TRANSPARENT SOURCING 

Animals are raised entirely on California pastures and ethically harvested at local USDA abattoirs as opposed to corporate meat processing plants. Deeply committed to transparent sourcing, you'll find every product in your Larder Box clearly labeled with the ranch it came from. This regional-focus minimizes our carbon footprint while supporting our local food system—plus, the meat tastes better too! 

HUMANELY RAISED 

Feel good about where your meat comes from. We exclusively source from ethical operations with only the highest standards of humane animal husbandry.  You won't find GMO feed, antibiotics or growth hormones around here. From birth and beyond, the farmers and ranchers we choose to partner with raise their animals in peaceful, low-stress environments and open pastures.

RESPONSIBLE LAND MANAGEMENT

Larder Meat Co. is earth-friendly and so are the farms we work with. In fact, our holistic ranch partners prioritize regenerative agriculture practices with a focus on long-term sustainability. Our farms also collaborate with key conservation partners from The American Land Conservancy to the California Rangeland Trust.

BEEF

Hearst Ranch (San Simeon, CA)

The historic Hearst family has raised cattle on California's Central Coast for over 150 years. Ranching responsibly comes naturally with 150,000 acres of sustainable native grasslands. In fact, a conservation agreement signed by the Hearst CorporationAmerican Land ConservancyCalifornia Rangeland Trust, and the State of California protects and preserves its agricultural productivity and biodiversity in perpetuity.

Hearst Ranch beef is 100% grass-fed and always hormone and antibiotic free, produced from free-ranging and all-natural cattle. You'll find their beef exclusively in our Grass Fed Mixed Box.

Five Dot Ranch (Napa, CA)

Family-owned, Five Dot Ranch is passionate about the environment and raising cattle symbiotically with California wildlife and native plants. 

Five Dot Ranch responsibly manages the life cycle of every animal from birth to harvest with a four-season breeding program that synchronizes the nutritional requirements of cows with the forage available in six different counties across Northern California. This sustainable practice ensures cattle can access the best grasses at the most optimal time of year while replenishing California's land and watersheds. 

Five Dot Ranch cattle is 94-97% grass-fed and offers the highest-quality Angus beef available.

Pork

Winfield Farm (Buellton, CA)

From birth to harvest, Bruce Steele single-handedly cares for his Mangalitsa herd from his home and farm in Buellton, California. 

A heritage breed raised entirely on pasture, Winfield Farm Mangalitsas are never given antibiotics or GMO feed. Instead, pigs enjoy barley with pumpkin and squash grown organically on the farm. All pigs going to market are finished on acorns, walnuts, and almonds (when available)—a diet nearly identical to the famed Spanish “Pata Negra” pigs, renowned for their “Jamon Iberico de Bellota”. 

At Winfield Farm, every animal is given the respect, attention, and individualized care they deserve.

Rancho Llano Seco (Chico, CA)

Located on the edge of the Sacramento River, Rancho Llano Seco is home to 6th-generation family farmers and ranchers. 

Inspired by a holistic approach, pigs are not only free from antibiotics and growth hormones, they're also confinement-free with continual access to open pastures.  Exclusively fed GMO-free vegetarian grains and legumes, pigs are cared for with best practices certified by Global Animal Partnership

Joining forces with conservation groups and US Fish & Wildlife, Llano Seco Ranch works to restore native grasslands, wetlands, oak savannas and riparian forests in order to preserve and grow the local diversity of plants and animals.

Chicken

Big Bluff Ranch (Red Bluff, CA)

For over 60 years, Big Bluff Ranch has promoted grass-fed and pastured animal management and wildlife health. A truly free-range operation, chickens live exclusively on open pasture with constant access to fresh air and freedom to roam. As nature intended, chickens are given the space to forage for bugs, worms, grasses, seeds, and more. Red Bluff sources their feed from a local mill, which is made fresh daily, and they process all of their birds at a local small scale processor under USDA inspection.

Far from ordinary, Big Bluff Ranch is all about sustainability. Along with the Wildlife Conservation Board, California Department of Fish and
Wildlife, and Northern California Regional Land Trust they are working to restore the Red Bank Creek, a tributary to the Sacramento River.

PT RANCH (lone, ca)

PT Ranch is a family owned and operated regenerative ranch in Ione, California, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Their goal is to provide pasture raised regenerative meats that are packed with nutrition and flavor while building systems that mix old farming traditions with new land management strategies.