Beef shouldn't be a four-letter word. However, the way it's raised in the U.S. is often questionable for our health and the planet's. On the Central Coast, ranchers are doing things a bit differently. Learn how these well-marbled meats make their way from calf to plate from these local cattlefolks themselves—many of whom make their own wine, too. Graze, sip, and get educated at the Central Coast Beef and Wine Festival coming up this Aug. 26 (tickets on sale now at farmsteaded.com) where herd and vineyard mingle. Presented at Halter Ranch Vineyard in Paso Robles and benefiting must! charities and the San Luis Obispo County Cattle Women scholarship program, there's a heck of a lot to chew on. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain believes in better beef. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.