Rankin Ranch http://www.rankinranch.com Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:27:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Local Beef for the Holidays http://www.rankinranch.com/local-beef-holidays/ http://www.rankinranch.com/local-beef-holidays/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:45:07 +0000 http://www.rankinranch.com/?p=438 Our family has been raising cattle for generations, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that we began selling local beef directly to you.  This has been a very exciting adventure for me learning the ropes of the retail beef business.  Our guests have enjoyed taking beef home after vacationing at the ranch, neighbors have

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Our family has been raising cattle for generations, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that we began selling local beef directly to you.  This has been a very exciting adventure for me learning the ropes of the retail beef business.  Our guests have enjoyed taking beef home after vacationing at the ranch, neighbors have bought local beef for special celebrations, and we’ve made monthly deliveries to neighboring communities.  Now we begin an exciting new step in this journey…Rankin Beef delivered directly to your doorstep for the holidays!

We have created a few holiday packages for you to choose from and pricing includes delivery to your door anywhere in California.  You can also send Rankin beef as a gift and we will be happy to include a Christmas card with your personal message.  Beef will be shipped on Tuesday, December 16th and Monday, December 22nd for delivery the following day.

Delicious SteakPremium Pack – 2 Filet Mignon Steaks, 4 Ribeye Steaks, 4 New York Steaks – $175

Grilling Pack – 2 Top Sirloin Steaks, 2 Ribeye Steaks, 4 NY Steaks, 4 Flat Iron Steaks – $150

Family Pack – 2 Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 NY Steaks, 4 Flat Iron Steaks, 4 Cube Steaks – $130

All packages include approx 8 pounds of beef.  Supplies are limited and subject to availability.

If you live in the local area take advantage of one of our local pick-up locations and save approximately $50 on shipping.  Beef can also be picked up at Rankin Ranch with advanced appointment.

Bakersfield at the Emporium Western Store – Wednesday 12/17 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12/21 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lake Isabella Senior Center – Monday 12/15 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Tuesday 12/23 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Piute Mountain School – Thursday 12/18 4:30-5:30 p.m. (We can also hold your beef until after the Christmas Program)

Tehachapi Library – Thursday 12/18 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A bit more about our beef…Our cattle are raised on grass in the mountains of Kern County and finished on grain at a feedlot in Bakersfield.  Our 31,000 acre cattle ranch has been family owned for over 150 years and we are proud to provide high quality beef from our ranch to your table.  Our beef grades high choice and is dry aged for 21 days before being cut into delicious steaks for you to enjoy.  The steaks are vacuum packed and frozen with two steaks in each package.

We hope you will include Rankin Beef in your holiday celebration whether it is as a gift to a loved one or the main course on Christmas day.  Our family wishes you the happiest of holidays!

Holiday Beef Order

Use this form to get your order started or request more information about ordering local beef for the holidays. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Thanksgiving Traditions http://www.rankinranch.com/thanksgivingtraditions/ http://www.rankinranch.com/thanksgivingtraditions/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:58:35 +0000 http://www.rankinranch.com/?p=408 The holiday season is upon us and our family is looking forward to gathering at the ranch to celebrate with our Thanksgiving Traditions.  There was a time when celebrations were in our “family” dining room at a table for twelve.  However, these days were before my time.  Today we are blessed with a large family

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The holiday season is upon us and our family is looking forward to gathering at the ranch to celebrate with our Thanksgiving Traditions.  There was a time when celebrations were in our “family” dining room at a table for twelve.  However, these days were before my time.  Today we are blessed with a large family which now gathers in the “guest ranch” dining room.

Each family contributes something to our Thanksgiving Feast.  Bill and Glenda make the Turkey and Prime Rib, Rebecca bakes pies, Sarah and Amanda make bread, and our cousins bring tasty vegetable dishes and salads.  As you know, Rudy has been the Rankin Ranch cook for over 30 years and is a part of our family as well.  He makes a delicious stuffing which many of you have enjoyed on Sunday nights at the guest ranch when we have our weekly Thanksgiving dinners.  This Thanksgiving recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother, Cleo Tilley Cross, and we would like to share it with you.

Thanksgiving Stuffing (Rankin Ranch Cookbook page 130)

9″ x 9″ pan cornbread, crumbled

3 medium potatoes

4 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 white onion, chopped

3 Tablespoons pimiento

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

4 cups turkey drippings

Boil potatoes and let cool.  Crumble cornbread into a bowl.  Chop potatoes, celery, and white onion then add to cornbread and mix.  Add pimiento and seasonings and mix.  Place in a casserole dish and refrigerate until turkey drippings are ready.  When ready, pour drippings over the stuffing mixture.  Cover and cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you are surrounded by loved ones!

 

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Cattle Ranching Legacy Continues http://www.rankinranch.com/ranching_legacy/ http://www.rankinranch.com/ranching_legacy/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:06:21 +0000 http://www.rankinranch.com/?p=406 I am Amanda Rankin Barrett and I have the privilege of continuing a long time family cattle ranching legacy. For 151 years my family has been raising Hereford cattle in central California and now it is my turn to help continue this legacy.  I live and work on our ranch and we would be happy

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I am Amanda Rankin Barrett and I have the privilege of continuing a long time family cattle ranching legacy. For 151 years my family has been raisingAmanda Rankin Barrett Hereford cattle in central California and now it is my turn to help continue this legacy.  I live and work on our ranch and we would be happy to have you come visit us.  In addition to our cattle ranch, we have a guest ranch where people from throughout the United States and around the world come to get a taste of ranch life, a moment away from their hectic city lifestyle enjoying the great outdoors.

Today the 4th, 5th, and 6th generations of my family work together to ensure the success of our operations.  For our cattle ranch, this means caring for the cattle and the land which they graze to produce high quality beef.  As for our guest ranch, we strive to provide a unique vacation experience with memories to last a lifetime.  The diversification of our business allows our family to continue the ranch life that our ancestors established so many years ago and share this with our guests.

I hope our blog will give you the opportunity to saddle up and ride with me to see the daily life on our ranch. My days are varied between riding with the cowboys, managing the office work, and caring for our guests.  Every day is different and that is what keeps life exciting.  I hope you will enjoy the journey and will ask questions along the way.

I grew up on the ranch and have been instilled with a passion for our way of life. My father always says that, “he has never ‘worked’ a day in his life because he loves what he does.”  I have been home on the ranch full time since graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2008.  I now understand what he meant all the times that he said that.  There is a love for the ranch in my heart and soul that grows stronger each day and even when facing great challenges this passion is unwavering.

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