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Saving the Local Slaughterhouse

Saving the Local Slaughterhouse

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The closure of the Rancho Feed Co. slaughterhouse has left a gaping hole in the Northern California food system. But, Marin Sun Farms’ David Evans has purchased the facility and hopes to step up for local ranchers.

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What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petaluma’s Rancho Feeding Corp. has shut down and is being investigated after having been forced to recall nearly 9 million pounds of meat. The shutdown is affecting a number of local meat producers and consumers. Any tainted beef should be thrown out.

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Talking Turkey: How to Choose Your Thanksgiving Bird

Talking Turkey: How to Choose Your Thanksgiving Bird

Sure, the thermometer might read 75 degrees, but before you know it, turkey time will be upon us. Wondering about heritage breeds? Pasture-raised? Or just how big a bird you’ll need feed your clan? Take the guesswork out of buying your holiday turkey with Bay Area Bites’ guide to sourcing the best birds around the Bay.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes for Spring

Cottage Cheese Pancakes for Spring

It’s spring, and the chickens are laying again! Time to start (or end) the day with tender, eggy Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

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EcoFarm Conference, Day 2: Biodiversity and Livestock

EcoFarm Conference, Day 2: Biodiversity and Livestock

More and more, goats, chickens, sheep, and cows are becoming integral parts of the modern organic farm. At the most recent EcoFarm Conference, farmers and ranchers dig into the challenges of running farms with barns.

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Marin Sun Farms Tour

Marin Sun Farms Tour

On a cool, foggy morning in July, a group of about 15 of us gathered in a gravel-scattered parking lot in front of the farm buildings for a combination talk and walk across the rolling acres that form the center of Marin Sun’s network of sustainably-managed, pasture-raised livestock operations. The free tours are held once a month, usually from mid-spring through mid-fall, before the winter rains begin.

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The Scene in Season:  Farmers’ Markets From Kentucky to California

The Scene in Season: Farmers’ Markets From Kentucky to California

| June 29, 2010 | 2 Comments

Whether I’m in Louisville or San Francisco, forays to the market are about people as much as produce, an opportunity to take stock of the swirling community. In this way, they’re all the same — regardless of what’s in season.

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Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part II

Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part II

| July 18, 2006 | 3 Comments

If a farmer is not more jazzed over happy chickens than he is over the volume, the structure, the profit — he’s not a trustworthy farmer. And yet in our culture’s food system, can you find one USDA bulletin, one corporate directive, one industry checkoff bulletin, one Super Bowl advertisement, that dares to ask: ‘Did […]

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Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part I

Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part I

| July 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Anyone who’s been to the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market is probably familiar with Marin Sun Farms. Located on Point Reyes, Marin Sun Farms is responsible for bringing pasture-raised eggs, grass-finished beef, chicken, and lamb to customers in San Francisco. Dave Evans, the owner of Marin Sun Farms, understands the importance of showing customers where the […]

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Marin Sun Farms

Marin Sun Farms

| August 28, 2005 | 2 Comments

Bueno greeted us outside. Apparently he knows just about everyone in these parts, and who can resist that broad grin and wagging tail. He was perched outside the newly refurbished 7-week-old butchery and eatery of Marin Sun Farms, on the edge of Point Reyes Station near Tomales Bay. Marin Sun Farms is a small, local, […]

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