At Barinaga Ranch we are continuing the ancient shepherding traditions of my Basque family and ancestors in Euskadi, the Basque region of Spain. Coming from a family of shepherds, I feel a deep connection with my sheep, and their welfare comes first in everything we do on the ranch.
Our small flock of Corriedale, Romney, and East Friesian sheep graze year-round on nearly 100 acres of certified organic pastures, located on the east shore of Tomales Bay. On the remaining 700 acres of pasture that make up our ranch, we host a herd of locally-owned organically raised beef cattle, and we also raise a few hogs each season. We use regenerative practices and rotational grazing to maintain the health of our coastal grasslands, which are protected as farmland forever by a conservation easement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.
We are members of the Northern California Fibershed where we market our fine fleeces and wool products, and our lamb and hogs are sold locally to restaurants and individuals. Marcia Barinaga