[caption id="attachment_6790" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="When we first pulled up to True Grass Farms, in Valley Ford near Sebastepol, California, the first thing we noticed- let's be honest- SMELLED, was this gorgeous paella bubbling away over an open fire..."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6788" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="True Grass headquarters is this humble abode where the owners live, work, tour, and entertain... it's sun faded and time worn, but nowhere near shabby."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6832" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="It's a comfy and inviting space for visitors interesting in learning more about what and how we eat and how caring for our land and animals contributes to that experience"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6784" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Resident Cook and Rustler, Matt, shared his creative resourcefulness with a delicious lunch of fresh garden greens, a spread of salami, prociutto, paella, and buttermilk panne cotta... sooo good"]
Guido, who's family has owned this land since 1867, didn't come from a family of farmers, but being a young idealist (bravo!) he was drawn to the challenge- the resourcefulness, creativity, engineering, patience, learning- of building a sustainable relationship between the land, the animals, and the people you feed. He chose mainly to raise grass fed Wagyu (Wa- Japanese, Gyu- beef) cattle (along with pigs and chickens too).