BN Ranch New Zealand Update

Dear Friends, Rains during the last week have heralded the beginning of our winter grazing season. The Los Vaqueros Watershed outside of Brentwood has picked up a few inches of rain and the hills have really started to turn green. We will be moving our cattle from...

“Find Your Sweet Spot”- Primal Versus Paleo

by Diana Gray We’ve talked a lot about the Paleo diet in September and learned quite a bit from our Cross Fit buddies. In doing my own research, however, I came across the term “primal”, which ended up throwing me for a loop- I thought Paleo and...

Meet David Cowan, Owner of Our Hometown Box

Dave Cowan, of CrossFit Sebastopol, has a passion for helping people live a healthier lifestyle. A former paramedic and Cal Fire employee, his exercise philosophy is one that anyone can get behind: “Be fit enough to save your own life.” He admits that he...

Meet Joanna of Santa Rosa Strength and Conditioning!

Hello VF Fans, My name is Joanna, I live in Sebastopol, I have a couple kids that might be rock stars some day, and I’m a competitive Weightlifter – that Olympic Sport where people hoist heavy barbells from the ground to over their heads. I’m also the founder...

Packaging Problems

When you spend most of your day using a variety of razor sharp knives, even the most experienced butcher is going to draw their own blood once in a while. As a rank, novice butcher, I am pretty careful and have only needed the medic a couple of times. This last week I...