LeftCoast GrassFed is a start to finish grass-fed beef business located in Pescadero California and owned by TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation. Their mission is to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that sustains the planet and inspires others to action. LeftCoast beef is American Grassfed Association, Animal Welfare Approved, and Food Alliance certified. These certifications serve as proof of their commitment to making the world a better place by caring for the animals, the land and the community.
Limiting distribution to local channels, Tomkat minimizes their carbon footprint. That’s why they only sell at farmers' markets and online to local Bay Area customers. They also enjoy supporting the local community and getting to know their customers face-to-face. Cuts you might find at the markets include roasts, steaks, ribs, offal, shanks, ground, fajita and stew meats and sausage.
LeftCoast raises their cattle on pasture using planned grazing methods, rotating the cattle throughout the ranch to mimic the natural pattern of wild herds and protect the complex biodiversity of the ranch. By doing so, they hope to assure healthy cows, healthy pastures and thereby, healthy products for customers. As a result of these systems of cattle ranching there has been a significant resurgence in the growth of native grasses on Tomkat Ranch pastures.
Kathy Webster and small crew of dedicated individuals.
1,800 acres of which 800 is suitable for grazing. The pasture is partitioned with temporary fencing to assure an easy to deploy, migratory, low-impact grazing pattern.
Silt, clay, loam.
Habitat-friendly portable and fixed water troughs replenished by way of solar pump systems, or water truck.