Join us for "chore time" with a beautiful panoramic view on a 1000 acre ranch on the San Mateo Coast. Join us as we collect eggs and visit the laying hens, milk a cow and enjoy the daily routines of ranch life.
Markegard Family Grass-Fed is owned and operated by Erik and Doniga Markegard. Markegard Family Grass-Fed provides the community with pastured, locally born, raised and processed meat and eggs through a community supported agriculture program where individuals and families purchase shares of grass-finished steers or lamb and participate in a weekly or monthly buying club.
Markegard Family Grass-Fed's philosophy in grazing is to manage the cattle herd to simulate the large herds of Elk and Antelope which once roamed California’s grasslands. We accomplish this by keeping the herd moving through rotational grazing, so as never to overgraze an area, but to stimulate growth and grass-land health through properly timed grazing. Watershed Stewardship <http://www.markegardfamily.com/watershedstewardship> is at the forefront of our management practices.
They have an average of around 300 cows, calves and yearlings on about 3,000 acres. They lease five ranches in San Mateo and Sonoma counties, including the TOTO ranch from the Peninsula Open Space Trust.
350 Madera Lane
San Gregorio, CA 94074
Call Doniga to schedule a 2 hour visit including a tour and explanation of a Markegard Family Grass-Fed cattle ranch.
Use your $25 gift certificate to buy pastured, organic eggs and various grass-fed beef cuts.
No expiration date.