Farmers Liz Cunninghame and Dan Bagley raise poultry, hogs, and cattle with great care on certified organic pastures in the coastal foothills of northwest Marin. The land has been in their family since 1916. Clark Summit Farm got its name because there was a railway stop of that name on the property, back when the trains stopped here to pick up cream for San Francisco.
Liz raised all four of her children on this land, near the same white house where she was raised and her father and grandfather before her. They still have all his old milking equipment, and they keep a few dairy cows for themselves. Liz inherited the farm in 1997 and she and her husband decided to start raising grassfed beef instead of dairy cows.
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All of the 160 acres are certified organic and they use no hormones or antibiotics. For more about their meat, poultry, and eggs — and lots of pictures go to their website. View their website for farm tours and where to purchase their eggs, beef, poultry, and pork.
They operate a CSA meat club, and sell their products at farmers markets, to retail shops, and to restaurants. See their website for a list of places to purchase Clark Summit Farm products.
Hours Open: They are happy for people to visit the farm, with a few caveats. Call or email for details.
Seasons Open: By appointment
Here is their philosophy: “We always gardened organically, so when we started raising animals for meat, organic and niche marketing was the only thing that made sense to us. We feel a responsibility to this land, and to allow these animals to indulge their true natures before they feed us. That means letting the cattle take as long as they need to reach slaughter weight, not rushing them with drugs or cheap carbohydrates; helping our sows have their piglets wherever they want, not confined in a tiny cage; giving the laying hens the freedom to run all over the farm, and the broiler chickens plenty of room to stretch their legs on grass while protecting them from predators until they’re bigger. Both our broiler chickens and laying hens are truly free-range.”
Clark Summit eggs are certified organic. Their cows are 100% grass-fed. The hogs live outside on pasture and eat organic whey (from Cowgirl Creamery!) and organic grain. None of their animals receive hormones or antibiotics.
Locally or Family Owned Business
For More Information, Contact:
liz (or dan) @clarksummitfarm.com
P.O. Box 105, Tomales, CA 94971