Last Updated October 31, 2014
Why We Love It: The best care equals the best meat—and that’s how Prather Ranch, located in Macdoel, California, ensures top-quality product. Prather helped define organic certification standards for beef products and earned Certified Humane in 2006. It also pioneered the closed-herd concept, which means that no cows have been added to the Prather Ranch herd since 1975, a measure taken to ensure the health of the animals and consumer food safety. The ranch has a handful of butcher-shop outlets in the Northern California–Southern Oregon region, and is a regular fixture at several farmers markets. But no matter where you pick up Prather’s own dry-aged certified organic and natural beef—or any other meat product the Prather shop sells—you know you’re getting hormone- and antibiotic-free products from animals that’ve been treated as humanely as possible.
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