On Marin Sun Farms we raise our goat on pasture. Goat brought up with fresh air, sunshine, and fresh pasture under them, produce the highest quality, best tasting meats. Keep up to date on the latest news with our Production Blog.
Our goats graze and browse on pastures in planned rotations that provide the pasture plants and soil, the disturbance, nutrients, and rest/recovery needed to build additional soil, enhance bio-diversity, collect solar energy, and demonstrate a more sustainable food model. From our coastal ranches with a variety of native grasses, to our inland valley ranches with planted and irrigated pastures, our livestock feed, converting stored solar energy within pasture plants into delicious and nutritious meat.
Our goats select their diet from the pasture plants they ingest. In addition to pasture plants, our goats are supplemented free choice minerals, stored hay and/or other allowed stored feeds when the pasture nutrient density is to low to support adequate finishing growth.
Our goats are raised alongside their mother nannies suckling milk, maturing, and learning to graze and browse pasture plants. At five to 6 months of age they are weaned from their mothers and provided lush pasture for finishing. The following breeds have frequented our pastures: African Boehr
Our Goat Meat
Our goat meat is very mild, tender, and delicious meat. We only produce fresh goat in the spring, summer, and fall months. During the winter months we supply goat harvested at the peak of the season, from our freezer.
Organic? Local? Grass Fed? Pasture Raised? Humane?
- We are not certified organic.
- We use no hormones or artificial growth stimulants.
- We administer no antibiotics subtherapeutically, and cattle that are injured or sick will be administered antibiotics only as needed. Our cattle are free of antibiotics when they are harvested.
- Our goat is 100% grass fed, finished, and pasture raised.
- Our goat is raised locally within the Bay Area Food-Shed.
- Supplemental Feed Specifics.
MSF goat is raised on farms within the Bay Area Food-Shed. Goats are slaughtered at Superior Farms USDA facility in Dixon. The carcasses are transported to the F. Uri Meat Company USDA facility in San Francisco and butchered by MSF staff butchers for wholesale sales. Primal cuts destine for retail sale are then transported to the MSF retail butcher shops in Point Reyes Station or Oakland, for further fabrication, cutting and packaging.
It is the connection and transparency from production to plate that is most critical in upholding the highest level of integrity. If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything, please contact us.