Grassfed Beef Special – La Cense Beef

Friend and reader Nancy was kind enough to think about me and sent this email, yesterday (click to enlarge).

La Cense Beef
La Cense Beef

Click here to go to the page with the special, which, is 8 grassfed New York Steaks, regularly $128 for $96, plus 4 pounds of grassfed beef burger ($23 normally), plus free shipping. All in all, I saved $45, not including what shipping would have been.

I got the 8 New Yorks, the free 4 pounds of burger, 2 hanger steaks, 1 tri-tip roast, 2 filet mignon, two packs (8 total) of no-additive all-grassfed-beef frankfurters, and 2 pounds of sliced beef liver. Total price: $201.

At La Cense Beef, we take great pride in the quality of our beef. La Cense Beef is committed to a more natural and compassionate approach to ranching. We are not part of a consortium of ranchers, nor are we middlemen. We do the ranching, the selling and the packing. Our 100% grass-fed beef goes directly from our ranch to you. That’s how we can ensure its quality and guarantee your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on using sustainable methods that have been around since our ranch began in 1869. But when it comes to our customers, it’s all about convenience.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied, just give us a call and we’ll send you a replacement or a refund — your choice. That’s what we mean by "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

Has anyone tried La Cense? Care to comment?

Since my review of the film Food, Inc., I have been more interested in farmers’ markets, free range eggs (I got some duck eggs the other day, but alas don’t care for them, other than in my protein smoothies), and grassfed beef & lamb. Ultimately, I’d rather head out and visit some farms and ranches, try their products, and then buy locally from them. That’s going to take some organizing and time. In the meantime, there’s La Cense. Any other recommendations on grassfed beef (or other meats) sources that ship?

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  1. aaronblaisdell on August 27, 2009 at 15:34

    J&J Grassfed Beef usually sell their beef at the Culver City farmer's market. Their website is . I have not visited the farms to verify, but they claim that their beef is 100% grass fed, not grain at any point along the way. I can attest that their meats and bones are excellent. Theirs is some of the best bone marrow I've ever had. I also buy beef heart from them to make kabobs and to add to my meatloaf (also made from their ground burger). I call Jay Shipman on the phone if I want a special request at the upcoming farmer's market, and he is very pleasant and personable.

  2. lutenik on August 27, 2009 at 15:08

    There are a lot of ranches here in the Central Valley. However, I have not check out if they sell beef directly or just wholesale.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 27, 2009 at 15:11

      The more important question is if it's 100% grassfed & grass finished, i.e., no grains, hormones, antibiotics ever (of course, the reason get hormones and antibiotics is because grains make them sick, because they're not designed to eat them.

  3. robertchon on August 27, 2009 at 20:08


    Talk about the duck eggs for a bit. I'm curious as to what it is about them that you like less than traditional chicken eggs. Thanks.


    • Richard Nikoley on August 28, 2009 at 15:27

      I scrambled them in butter (grassfed, from farmer's market). Both
      tasted a bit off. I'll have to do some over easy and see how that goes.

  4. dextery on August 27, 2009 at 20:12

    If you will go to Slanker's and click on the Eggs, Too tab and look at the eggs they endorse, you will see Christopher Eggs. Each of their eggs has 660 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids due to their patented feeding program developed in Holland. I have recently purchased 6 dozen at my local City Market…a Kroger company. $2.68/doz
    versus ordinary eggs at 1.29/dozen.

    Lex Rooker at Raw Paleo forum .
    (all 58 pages of his journal) gets his grass fed beef
    from Slankers. A good resource to find Grass Fed Beef in your state is a listing by state

  5. Dlanod on August 27, 2009 at 23:20

    I have used U.W. Wellness Meats several times with success. They sell grass-fed beef and a lot of other stuff I haven't tried yet. Good beef though. At

    • Jon Winchester on August 28, 2009 at 02:29

      I used wellness meats because they had the best shipping deal to Hawaii. Got kidney, liver, liverwurst, and a 5 gallon bucket of tallow.

      if you have a freezer, try your closest Slow Food chapter; I have got a 1/8 share of a grassfed cow from Molokai coming later this year.

  6. Nancy_R on August 28, 2009 at 18:40

    Hi Richard –

    I believe you're in San Jose, right? I'm almost positive that Planet Organics delivers in San Jose, I think on Thursdays but I'm not sure. Their site is here: In addition to many other good products, they carry grass fed beef and lamb from Marin Sun Farms – Good stuff. Hope this helps.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 30, 2009 at 14:27

      Thanks, Nancy. I'm also interested in Marin Sun Farm's meat CSA. $2000
      per year for 24 pounds per month seems like a pretty decent deal to
      me. I may start with the 6-month deal at 17 pounds per month.

      I'm going to be camping up at Pt Reyes for Memorial Day. Perhaps I'll
      take a drive over to the farm. At any rate, I'll be able to get some
      steaks from the excellent grocery store at Pt Reyes Station for the
      Sunday BBQ.

    • Nancy_R on August 30, 2009 at 17:47

      My husband and I have recently been talking about taking the CSA plunge as well. The price is such a great deal for the quality. I'm not quite sure what's stopping us, just analysis paralysis I guess.

      If you do end up visiting the farm, it sure would be great to hear about it. Have a great camping trip, it's so beautiful around Pt. Reyes.

  7. troyschwartz on August 28, 2009 at 09:46

    I regularly purchase La Cense and recommend it. I usually get their porterhouse's but noticed recently that they haven't had them.

  8. Erik on August 28, 2009 at 13:37

    I highly recommend a book called “Buffalo for the Broken Heart” by Dan O'Brien. It's an easy, engaging read about his conversion of his North Dakota ranch from cattle to bison. Really good, and opened my eyes to the concept of using the land and the critters as they have co-evolved, not forcing an imported, ill-adapted critter where it doesn't fit. He (and I believe another rancher or two) have a web site where they sell their product called Read the book. Even if I never buy a pound of meat from them, I realize that I should (or from someone raising critters with to same standards).

    Love the blog. Especially the F bombs.

    • jon_w on August 28, 2009 at 14:47

      I just picked up that book, looking forward to it. Recently read “rewilding the west: restoration in a prairie landscape.” Apparently the northern plains supported more human population, produced more protein and economic value when they were covered in native grass, bison, elk and wolves than they do now. Yet federal government still props up the feeder calf business with welfare and handouts.

  9. golooraam on August 28, 2009 at 22:28

    I buy a couple in the bay area

    At the Ferry Building in the city I buy from Prather Farms and Marin Sun Farms, near home in Pleasanton I get Holding Ranch from the Pleasanton Farmer's Market and from a local health food store

  10. marcfeelgoodeating on September 2, 2009 at 13:19

    Hi Richard,
    I did a post a while back on LaCense. Funny enough, you were link loved in it.
    Here it is for anyone that's curious;

    The Hangar steak is truly outrages!!!!!
    It's some of the best tasting grass fed and finished beef I have ever had.

    Let me know what you think.
    Keep up the good work!


    • Richard Nikoley on September 3, 2009 at 10:44

      Well, just got the box yesterday and did up some NY steaks for three
      of us. Truly fabulous. It was so surprisingly tender, and plenty juicy
      once cut into. I took photos, so, later…

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