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Root Down Farm

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Dede Boies, along with 1 full-time employee.


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


Gaining experience on farms from New Zealand to Hawaii, Dede eventually found her passion raising livestock. In 2014, she decided to start her own humane and sustainable operation to do her part in combatting the negative impacts of industrial animal agriculture. Today, Root Down Farm is a diverse, pasture-based farm located in the beautiful coastal town of Pescadero, California that raises heritage chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. Dede’s mission is to humanely raise the healthiest animals possible while working within the ecosystem to responsibly steward the land. The farm focuses on the strong genetics of heritage breed livestock to ensure the animals grow at a normal rate while thriving outside on pasture.


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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