Marin Sun Farms

One of our favorite vendors at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market is Marin Sun Farms. Marin Sun is a local family farm in Marin County, California that raises organic, grass-fed cattle, pigs, goat, lamb, and chicken.

Marin Sun Farms sells their products at other retail locations in the Bay Area, but we love the convenience of one-stop shopping at the farmer's market. Their meat and eggs always taste so fresh and good. They sell various cuts and grounds of meat and poultry, eggs, and they occasionally have wild boar or turkey. They also sell organic pet food-quality ground meat. Marin Sun also offers customers the choice of buying their meat through a newly-formed meat CSA. Marin Sun meats are also served in many Bay Area restaurants.

If you book in advance, you can even visit their farm and see how they're raising their animals. It's good to support your local farmer not only by buying their products, but also learning how to raise animals for food in a sustainable way.

(Image: Kathryn Hill)