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Since 1865, the Hearst family has raised cattle on 150,000 acres of rich sustainable native grasslands on California’s Central Coast.
At the Hearst Ranches it’s always been our practice to treat the animals with great care. Our cattle live a completely natural existence as foragers and grazers. Grazing enhances a complex and balanced mosaic of native grasslands, which in turn maintains the vigor and distribution of these habitats, ensuring a sustainable food system. Well-managed grazing is one of the primary reasons for the excellent condition of the coastal prairie and native grasslands along the inland terraces. It keeps cattle on the range, fertilizes the land naturally, sustains a seasonal rhythm to the ranches and produces a remarkable meat whose flavor is the authentic taste of the American West.
The historic working landscape at Hearst Ranch will be preserved forever thanks to one of the largest land conservation easements in California history, a joint effort with the California Rangeland Trust, the American Land Conservancy and the State of California.
The family-owned Silva Sausage Company of Gilroy, California has been producing fine gourmet sausages since 1967. Silva products are the finest tasting sausages on the West Coast. From traditional Portuguese Linguica to authentic Spanish Chorizo, each product displays Silva’s long-standing commitment to superior flavor and quality.