Stemple Creek Ranch
Loren Poncia is the 4th generation of his family to be ranching on the same location at Stemple Creek. He and his wife Lisa run the entire ranching operation, including studying and planning the genetics of the herd, managing the pastures to increase efficiency and decrease stress to the environment, and making sure all their animals are well cared for. Stemple Creek's cows and pastures are certified organic by Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA), but can't be labeled as organic due to the regulations on processing and packaging. They produce grass-fed and grass-finished beef that is flavorful, tender, well-marbled, and humanely raised.