OUR STORY

Clove and Hoof is a shared passion project inspired by its two owners, John Blevins and Analiesa Gosnell.  The Restaurant and Butcher Shop cohabitate the Oakland space and create a beautiful lifecycle for whole animals – beef, pork, lamb, chicken, rabbit and duck.  The animals all come from farms that never, ever use antibiotics or hormones and are raised using responsible and humane methods.  The ranches are  hand picked with the highest regard to animal husbandry and ultimate tastiness for you.

Prior to opening shop, John and Ana have opened two restaurants together and took a long trip to France to cut and cure with Kate Hill and the acclaimed Chapolard family at their hog farm.  Upon returning to Oakland they started building Clove and Hoof and are always working to build up the business.

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JOHN BLEVINS

John has been in restaurant kitchens since his adolescence.  He grew up in Georgia and constantly strove to learn more, his passion for food taking him all over the United States to stage and work – from New York and Las Vegas to Alaska, he toured the nation to learn as much as possible from as many chefs as he could.  Most recently he has worked for Gather Restaurant and Lalime’s in Berkeley, then apprenticed and worked with 4505 Meats in San Francisco.

ANALIESA GOSNELL

Analiesa has been involved with agriculture and food for the majority of her life, from raising small and large livestock in 4-H to graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agricultural Business.  Her meat love affair began while working a prominent Bay Area farmer’s market meat stand, selling cuts and educating customers about good, honest meat – how it’s raised, slaughtered, processed, and how it should be prepared.  Her interests led her to a butchery apprenticeship in New York and a quick job at Café Rouge Meat Market in Berkeley.

OUR FARMS

JENNER FAMILY FARMS

Etna, CA

Welcome to Jenner Family Beef. For over 140 years, this has been a family operation. We love what we do and it shows – in the care we take with our animals and with the land. Five generations have worked to build the quality Angus-crossbred herd we maintain today.

Jenner Family Beef offers 100% ALL Natural, Farm and Pasture Raised, Aged to perfection beef. The superior flavor and quality of our beef tell the story. No Added Hormones, No Antibiotics, Grass-fed, Rich in Omega 3. Not just delicious, Jenner Family Beef is an experience to savor.

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RANCH LLANO SECO

Chico, CA

Our pigs are a cross of Duroc, Yorkshire and Landrace breeds. Our hogs are fed GMO-free vegetarian grains and legumes, 90% of which are grown on our dry-land fields within a few miles of the barns. Pigs are confinement-free, raised in deep-bedded hoop barns with continual access to large open air pastures with plenty of sunshine and a great view of the California Buttes. The pigs are a “zero-waste” community, as all bedding is composted and applied to Rancho pastures.

Our animals are humanely treated with best practices as certified by Global Animal Partnership. We direct every aspect of our product supply chain from “piglet to parilla”: from animal birth through slaughter, butchery, recipe creation, production, marketing and distribution. Our animals are slaughtered in a small-scale, abattoir, a short 20-minute drive from the Rancho, ensuring a stress-less and humane death. Our meat has no antibiotics or growth hormones. Llano Seco is the culmination of our mission to provide a variety of products while caring for the people, the animals and the land. We pride ourselves in our holistic approach to ranching.

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DEVIL’S GULCH RANCH

Nicasio, CA

Our rabbits are raised free of hormones or antibiotics and are fed a pelleted feed along with grass and hay to ensure complete nutrition. We work with a local feed mill to produce the pelleted feed to our specifications. It is free from corn, hormones, or antibiotics; however, the feed cannot be certified organic at this time, due to certain components being unavailable as organically certified.

Our rabbits are selectively bred to be of excellent quality, large-framed and meaty. They are a combination of three breeds: Rex, New Zealand and Californian. Californian and New Zealand breeds are related and currently are the most popular commercial meat breeds due to their fast growth. The Rex breed, while being an excellent meat breed, is particularly known for its fine fur. Our Rex rabbits have a very mellow temperament. This is useful in their mothering and nurturing their young and in handling in general. While they grow somewhat less quickly than the New Zealand and Californian breeds, we use the Rex to add hybrid vigor and positive temperament characteristics. Additionally, some feel that the meat from Rex rabbits is firmer and better flavored than that of the other meat breeds, which could be due to the Rex’s slower growth.

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EMIGH LAMBS

Dixon, CA

Our lambs free-range and are raised organically without growth hormones or antibiotics; the same way it has been done with the Emigh’s for the past four generations. We have been raising a consistent product of 100% naturally grass fed lambs to create a premium, 100% natural grass fed product.

We have non irrigated hill ground and irrigated pasture ground. The pastures are all natural and never have any herbicide, pesticide, or fertilizer sprayed on them. I run about 2-3 thousand mother sheep that have their lambs in the non-irrigated hill ground between October and April. When the ewes with lambs are just a few weeks old, they are put on the irrigated pasture in the early fall. They grow there until the winter rain starts, making the grass grow in the non-irrigated hills.

When there is enough new grasses started (usually end of Dec, first part of Jan) they are moved back to the hills. Then the lambs are grown out there until April to May +/- depending on the feed conditions. They are then weaned from their mothers and finish out on the irrigated pasture ranch. The lambs are always on green feed keeping them on a steady growth schedule. They are never given hormonal growth stimulants or antibiotics.

www.emighlamb.com

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4001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

HOURS

OPEN 11AM-9:00PM

BUTCHER 11AM-8PM

SUNDAY BRUNCH STARTS 11AM

TUESDAYS till 3PM (closed Tuesday starting Sept 4)

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