Old Creek Ranch

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All products are certified organic.

Meat: 100% grass-fed, pastured meat including lamb, goat, beef and pork. All animals raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones.

Fruit: Oranges, lemons, avocados

Products: Leaf lard (best for pie crust!); eggs; jerky; meat stock; orange juice; marmalades include tangelo, sweet orange, kiwi,  kiwi/tangelo duet, lime, and citrus medley; dried orange bursts

Contact

Old Creek Ranch
Terri and Bob Blanchard
12520 Santa Rita Road
Cayucos, CA 93430
805-995-1164
oldcreekranch@gmail.com
www.oldcreekranch.net

History and Philosophy

Old Creek Ranch is guided by the philosophy of “production in harmony with nature.” Their goal is to produce wholesome, flavorful food, using methods that are in total harmony with nature. Cattle, sheep, and goats are rotated across their range in a manner designed to mimic the beneficial impact of wild grazers. Meat from grass-fed animals is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids or good, heart healthy, fats. In addition, grass-fed meat contains higher levers of beta-carotenes and vitamin E as well as conjugated linoleic acids, or CLA, known as a cancer fighting fat. Lower in fat, cholesterol and calories, grass-fed meat has a rich, natural flavor.

They encourage plant, animal, and insect diversity in their orchards and rangeland to build soil health and fertility, while reducing opportunity for pests. They use no chemical or artificial fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or growth stimulants on land, plants or livestock and all foods are certified organic.

Old Creek Farm has been farmed for three generations for almost 50 years. When the ranch was first bought in 1949, it was a dairy farm. Soon Bob Senior planted the first commercial citrus grove in San Luis Obispo County and then added avocados, followed by beef cattle, sheep, goats and chickens.

Farmland: Old Creek Ranch is nestled in the hills behind the small coastal town of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County.

Related Features

Orange Bursts are dried orange slices — no sugar added. Terri says, “They are addicting -— just eat them out of the bag; dip them in chocolate; add to salads, oatmeal, or cookies. Just use your imagination!”