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Farmer Joy


Joy Dolcini


10 acres in Chileno Valley, about 50 miles to San Francisco


Farmer Joy is a sixth-generation family farm in Chileno Valley. Joy Dolicini and her family began by raising cattle and pigs to produce their own meat, and eventually started selling it to local businesses in 2018. When Joy’s children started raising chickens, resulting in an abundance of laid eggs, she started selling them at their preschool and eventually made it a business. The farm’s animals roam freely in the pastures, while foraging on grass and feed in the barn. This means the chickens, ducks, and pigs eat natural grains and vegetables, while their cows are fully grass-fed. At her stand, she offers honey from her farm’s bees, duck and chicken eggs, and beef and pork in a variety of cuts, including ground beef, sausage, and more.

Fun Fact

You can spot Farmer Joy in the farmers market wearing a hand-knit hat resembling a chicken with a comb and legs.


Petaluma, California


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