Friday, May 14, 2010

Grass-Fed Beef Picnic at Paicines Ranch

Paicines Ranch (Rancho Cienega de los Paicines)
If you were given the choice of grass-fed steak and steak that is not, by all means go for the grass-fed steak. It's a taste treat waaaaaaaay worth the cost. Please excuse the sudden drooling of this writer. Grass-fed steak! Ahhhhhhhhhh. . . .

This Saturday, May 22, 2010, the Slow Food South Bay Chapter will be holding its first 100% Grass-Fed Beef Picnic at Paicines Ranch, about 10 miles south of Hollister.  The event is a celebration of local foods in the South Bay, including the ranch's own free-range grass-fed beef.  Local seasonal vegetables and fruits will be provided by Eating With the Seasons, a community supported agriculture program that serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Grogan House where Judy Garland and Sid Luft were married.
Its a full day event from 1:30 to 10 p.m. It will include ranch tours as well as exhibits, demonstrations, and talks about sustainable agriculture and local foods and products.  Activities will start at 2 p.m, with ranch tours scheduled at 2:30 and 4:30. By the way, did you know that Judy Garland and Sid Luft exchanged marriage vows in 1952 at the ranch?

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Vegetarian options will be available. After the meal, diners can let loose to live music at an old-fashioned barn dance. Andy Wilson, a popular dance caller in the area, will be teaching steps to all.

Tickets will not be sold at the event. They can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. Prices are $45, per person for Slow Food, Paicines Ranch and Eating With the Seasons members; $55, for non-members.  Children, between 6 and 16, are half-price. Those under six years old are free.

Here are some links to click to get more details of the event and its sponsors:


  1. Sounds like a different and fun event for the real town of Hollister, CA. I hope they get a great turnout.

  2. Hi, Fran. I hope they did, too. Thanks for stopping by.


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