Marin Sun Farms

Market Days

Products

Eggs ·
Meat ·

Contact

415.663.8997

People

David Evans, along with 45 full-time and 10 part-time employees and a network of 10 co-producers.

Farmland

Several thousand leased acres (changes by season and year) in West Marin and Southern Sonoma, about 40 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

David manages two of his family’s ranches (907 acres) on the Point Reyes Peninsula. He began raising 100% grassfed beef in 1998. To expand production, MSF now contracts with a network of local ranchers, or co-producers, that adhere to Marin Sun Farms’ standards for livestock production, processing, and direct sale of lamb, goat, pork, veal, turkey, duck, and chicken for eggs and meat. Each product is individually labeled with the name of the ranch it comes from. Ruminant livestock are 100% grassfed and pasture-raised. Animals are free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics. About 75% of MSF’s pastures are certified organic.

Certification

Much of David’s land is Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA)

Water Use

Pastures rely on natural rainfall. No irrigation is used. The pasture-based system allows manure to recycle naturally back into the pasture.

Fun Fact

From the 1850s until 1900, the Point Reyes Peninsula supplied the majority of dairy products to San Francisco.

Location


Inverness, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »