Prather Ranch Meat Co.

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Owners Doug Stonebreaker, along with 8 full-time and 8 part-time employees.


Prather Ranch Meat Company began as the retail arm of Prather Ranch, a Certified Humane Raised and Handled beef ranch located in Siskiyou County. Though PRMC still sells Prather Ranch beef, they are now a separate business and a retailer of a variety of meats. At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Prather Ranch sells all-beef, nitrate-free hot dogs and chili dogs.


All meats come from their retail establishment inside the Ferry Building, sourced from family-owned ranches in California and Oregon. The beef is from a herd that has been closed since the 1800s, and the cows are fed on grass, hay, and rice bran that is grown on the ranch and dry-aged. Bread is from Acme Bread Company, made locally with organic flour. Condiments are mostly organic, and produce is sourced from the farmers market.

Fun Fact

All beef, pork, and lamb is Certified Humane. Prather Ranch was the second meat shop in the country to meet the standards of the program.


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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 »