Meet the rescued meat

Some people love going to Costco just for the free samples of food. But imagine if all the samples were vegan, and they’re at a farm inhabited by livestock who were rescued from being slaughtered to potentially be doled out in tiny paper cups at Costco. Now stop imagining, because the event is real: It’s MeatOut at Animal Place. Set your GPS to 17314 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 17, and don’t be surprised to see sweet and savory treats from event sponsors Blue Diamond Growers, Butler Foods, Follow Your Heart, Go Max Go Foods, GT’s Living Foods, LS Natural Foods, Miyoko’s Kitchen, Primal Spirit Foods, Rescue Chocolate, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates and Vegan Rob’s. It goes from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and admission is $5 for humans over the age of 2 and may be purchased via The barns will also be open, so folks can meet not-their-meat face-to-face.