Stemple Creek Ranch

Tomales, CA

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  • Sheep |
  • Contract Grazing |
  • Batting |
  • Raw fleece/fiber |
  • Retail Store |
  • Animal Husbandry |
  • Prescribed Grazing |

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Stemple Creek Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch in Marin County, California, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.  The first ranch in the US to implement a carbon farm plan, Stemple Creek continues to lead the way on regenerative agriculture.  The wool from their Dorset, Suffolk, and Perendale sheep are part of the Climate Beneficial Wool Pipeline batting.

The Poncia family has lived and run a family ranch on the same ranch site for over 100 years in Tomales, a scenic drive north of San Francisco on Highway 1. Angelo Poncia, our family’s first immigrant to the United States from Italy, settled here in 1902.

Today, Angelo’s grandson and great-grandson, Loren Poncia, still operate our family’s cattle ranch raising all natural, grass-fed beef and lamb. We are proud of our family ranching history and of the ranch that we have stewarded for the past 100+ years. The land is an extension of our family, with Stemple Creek winding through the rolling hills and emptying into the Pacific Ocean just a few miles west of our home.

Photo Credit: Paige Green