Marin schools end red meat ban, accept local grass-fed beef

April 29, 2019

Villarreal, who took red meat off the Novato schools’ menus completely in 2008 after a major California beef recall, has this year forged an arrangement to receive grass-fed, hormone-free beef from district parents Loren and Lisa Poncia, owners of Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales. The couple have two children at Loma Verde Elementary School in Novato.