Morris Grassfed produces 100% pasture-raised beef, grown on the California central coast.


Our Story

Morris Grassfed Beef  is the product of a rich California ranching tradition of caring for land and animals. With roots that reach back to a San Francisco meat business in the 1850s and to  California’s Rancho Santa Margarita  (now known as Camp Pendleton), T.O. Cattle Company is one of the state’s oldest cattle and beef companies. Joe Morris’ great-great grandfather, Richard O’Neill, owned a butcher shop in San Francisco’s financial district during the Gold Rush. In 1881, when he formed a partnership with James Flood to buy the Santa Margarita, T.O. Cattle Company was formed.  Joe’s grandfather, J.J. Baumgartner, grew up on the family ranch located along the coastline between San Diego and Los Angeles. Realizing the strategic, waterfront location and value of the land, the U.S. took over the family’s ranch, now known as Camp Pendleton, under eminent domain in 1942.  J.J. and his wife, Elinor, moved to San Juan Bautista in San Benito County where he continued his family’s ranching tradition. In 1991, Julie and Joe Morris moved to the ranch in San Juan Bautista and started direct marketing Morris Grassfed Beef to family and friends.

We are happy to continue offering fine beef to our family and friends, while working to produce a biologically rich and beautiful landscape, living soils and clean water on the ranches we manage. Our cattle benefit from low-stress Vaquero skills, a completely certified organic diet of fresh grass, legumes and water, and world-class views of the Central California rangelands we call home. We do not use any synthetic hormones or feed antibiotics. We are members of the American Grassfed Association, California Alliance of Family Farmers, Farm Bureau and the California Cattlemens’ Association. Morris Grassfed Beef is food you will enjoy and can trust, produced with the utmost care your family deserves.

Meet The Ranchers

With long experience in organic food-producing, our team of experts proudly offers the best quality products.

Joe Morris


Julie Morris


Isaac Moreno


Jack Morris

Ranch hand

Sarah Morris

Ranch hand

Amazing Quality

Please accept our heartfelt thanks to the entire team of people that brought this year’s harvest to our freezer this summer. As first time customers we are amazed at the amazing quality of the meat and grateful to support a sustainable, responsible business. Thank you so much for all that you do! We are in it for the long haul.”

Elizabeth Mullins, Monterey

What Sustainable Living Means

I have been a customer for over four years from the day I tried the ground beef at my friend’s house. The meat vacuum sealed in small, easy-to-store portions and lasts for a long time. You can visit the farm and see for yourself what sustainable living means. I wish more places were like that.

Olga Ortmann

Great Customer Support

Morris Grassfed Beef has been a wonderful addition to our lives and menus. The taste is the best. The fact that hormones are not added is just wonderful, and knowing where it comes from has been a great experience for us. They have always kept up with whatever it was that we needed. Thanks so much for all the great customer support.

P. K. O’Meagher