Our Pasture-Raised Products
Heritage Meat Chickens
Our heritage breed 'Delaware' meat chickens are available for sale now! You can find whole chickens, half chickens, breasts, legs, wings and all the parts (feet, heads, livers, hearts, necks) at all of the farmers markets listed below. Or, if you find yourself in Pescadero schedule a time to purchase right here from the farm. What is so great about heritage meat chickens and why should you eat them? Head over to our chicken page and we'll tell ya!
Red Ranger Chickens
Thats right, we have strayed from the all-heritage-all-the-time way in which the farm began. Red Rangers are a slower growing meat chicken, but not a heritage breed. The biggest differences between the two are the rate of growth (red rangers grow in 10-12 weeks, heritage birds in about 16 weeks) and the way in which they cook. Heritage birds appeal to some people who want a full flavor chicken and want to cook it slow and low while Red Rangers appeal to folks who want to do a simple roast or grill without a lot of preparation. Now we have both breeds of chickens available at all of our markets below!
We originally raised flocks of heritage breed 'Saxony', 'Silver and White Appleyard', and 'Rouen' ducks with mixed success. Our goal was to have all of the pieces: heritage breed, relatively calm demeanor, and delicious flavor. We have since let go of raising heritage ducks and raise a Pekin cross. The reasonings behind this would warrant an entire essay, but factors like access to processors, trickiness of waterfowl feathers and customer demand for larger duck breasts are just some. Ducks fit well into our systems as they are incredible foragers with great personalities, not to mention delicious meat and incredible fat!
Whole ducks and duck giblets (liver, gizzard, necks, hearts) are currently available at each of our farmers markets below.
This year we are featuring the following heritage breeds; Berkshire X Red Wattle, Large Black X Red Wattle, and Mulefoot X Old Spot. We also now have a Berkshire sow who had her first liter in February and she has already become a sweet asset and character here. Pigs are incredible animals, super sweet and smart and bring so much entertainment to each day.
We currently have all cuts of pork available at the Ferry Plaza Market, MIssion Community Market, Half Moon Bay Market and Milpitas Market. Interested in a whole hog? Email us!
Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys
This year we are exclusively raising the heritage breed 'Standard Bronze' Turkey's. They are wonderful curious creatures and make for the most delicious Thanksgiving turkey, with just the right amount of fat. Turkey poults (baby turkeys) arrive May 10th and growth slow until Thanksgiving. We start pre-orders for our holiday Turkeys on SEPTEMBER 1st!
Saturdays --- CUESA's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco from 8am-2pm, all products available - Palo Alto Farmers Market from 8am-12pm, In collaboration with LeftCoast Grass-fed, poultry only available - Half Moon Bay Farmers Market from 9am-1pm, all products available
Sundays - - Milpitas Farmers Market from 8-1, all products available
- Downtown Santa Cruz from 1-6, in collaboration with LeftCoast Grass-fed, Duck only (for now! stay tuned for more!)
Thursdays - Mission Community Market in San Francisco from 4pm-8pm, in collaboration with LeftCoast Grass-fed, All products available
Root Down Farm is Animal Welfare Approved
Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a food label for meat and dairy products that come from farm animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards. Learn more →