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Root Down Farm

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Dede Boies, her wife, Melissa, and kiddos, with 2 full-and 2 part-time employees


62 acres in Pescadero, California, about 48 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market


In 2014 Dede started her own humane and regenerative ranch to do her part in combating the negative impacts of industrial animal agriculture and the meat industry. Root Down Farm is a queer-owned pasture-based operation located in the beautiful coastal town of Pescadero, California, one hour south of San Francisco. There, they raise pigs, turkeys, ducks, and slower growth chickens rotationally on 62 acres of pasture. Dede’s mission is to humanely raise the healthiest animals possible while working within the ecosystem to responsibly steward the land and produce honest meat.


Certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 2014; Animal Welfare Certified

Fun Fact

The livestock guardian dogs at Root Down Farm are named after the owners’ grandmothers, Bunny and Mame.


Pescadero, California


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