The Small Businesses of Our Ranching Partners

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and, of course, shopping! As we revel in the festive spirit, we’re excited to highlight the significance of Small Business Saturday. This year, we encourage you to partake in the joy of gift-giving and embrace the charm of small and local businesses. Our ranching partners at California Rangeland Trust not only tend to their ranching operations, but some also run unique small enterprises.

On this Small Business Saturday, take a moment to explore their offerings.  By choosing to shop small, you’re not just finding special and one-of-a-kind gifts; you’re also supporting our California ranching community members. Happy shopping!

Avenales Ranch Beef & Wine

The Sinton Family, Avenales Ranch – San Luis Obispo County

Conserved in 2017, the Avenales Ranch is in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, CA. For over 150 years, the Sinton family has focused on responsible and sustainable practices for both their wine grape and cattle businesses. You can shop Avenales Ranch grass-fed or grass-finished 27-day dry-aged beef and sustainably farmed wines on their website.

Find them on Instagram, @avenalesranch

Koopmann Family Beef

Clayton & Natalie Koopmann, Koopmann Ranch – Alameda County

Koopmann Family Beef provides a high-quality, healthy, nutritious source for beef, raised locally in the hills surrounding the Bay Area.  This small family-run business takes pride in raising healthy cattle in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable style. Their cattle spend over 90% of their lives in the hills where they graze on natural forage (grass) and receive the highest level of care.

Find them on Instagram, @koopmannfamilybeef

Orvis Ranch Beef

The Harper Family, Orvis Cattle Co. – Calaveras & Stanislaus Counties

Orvis Cattle Company is now offering grass fed beef that is grazed on native range in the eastern central valley foothills, irrigated pasture, and summer alpine pastures of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their cattle are never implanted with hormones or given antibiotics. Ranch raised beef was a tradition in California, and in keeping with that tradition, they offer you a taste of what they have been doing on the same location since the ranch was founded in 1873. California is a rare location that allows ranchers to have green grass year-round, allowing them to offer true pasture grass-fed beef year-round as well.

Interested in a smaller quantity of beef? Stop by their farm stand every Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Find them on Instagram, @orvisbeef

Yolo Land & Cattle Co.

The Stone Family – Yolo County

Since 1976, Yolo Land & Cattle Co. has strived to produce the finest quality beef available. The Stones take great pride in the natural grass-fed and grass-finished Angus beef they produce. They take extra effort to ensure our beef is tender, flavorful, nutritious and safe. All of their grass-finished animals are raised to full maturity. The business not only quality cuts of beef, but they also have DELICIOUS,quality beef jerky for you to snack on!

FInd them on Instagram, @yololandandcattle

If you are one of Rangeland Trust’s ranching partners and would like to be featured in this blog and future posts, email our Communications Specialist, Madison Goss