Markegard Family Grass-Fed


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Ranching where the salt air meets the redwoods as an integral part of a vibrant community

About Markegard Family Grass-Fed

Erik and Doniga along with their 4 kids ranch in the coastal hills of San Mateo and Sonoma Counties. The Markegard’s do their part in the vibrant local food community by stewarding the watersheds they manage through mimicking natural systems with their regenerative agriculture practices. Markegard Family Grass-Fed provides the community with locally born, raised certified grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture raised pork and chicken as well as habitat for wildlife both above and below the surface of the Earth.

The family ranch is an integral part of a vibrant community that values ecological health, economic well being and social justice. The family values stewardship practices that mimic nature and result in carbon sequestration, water retention and restoring biodiversity within the watersheds they graze. Customers can join the CSA through credibles or order beef, lamb, chicken and pork through the online shop to be delivered around the Bay Area. Visit the family at Farmers Markets or by coming to the ranch during ranch days.

Our Story

Doniga Markegard comes to ranching with a background in wildlife tracking and permaculture.

Erik Markegard is a 6th generation cattle rancher.

Doniga’s and Erik’s deep observation experience aids in their ability to monitor grassland health, biodiversity and to manage land based on the principles and patterns found in nature. They are passionate about finding ways to regenerate lands and community through ranching practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat. They have an immense passion for the natural world and helping others live a life of balance with the Earth and all living things, leading a life of example where her own actions are deliberated into the health of the future generations.

Erik started his own cow/calf business, Flying M Cattle Company in 1985. Two years later he started managing and then leasing the TOTO ranch. When Erik met his wife, Doniga, they transformed the cow/calf operation into 100% grass-fed to meet the growing demands for healthy, local, sustainably raised beef.

What we will accomplish with your prepayments

Consider becoming a member of our Markegard Family Grass-Fed Meat CSA. The Markegard Family Grass-Fed Meat CSA is our version of Community Supported Agriculture. We work hard at being a sustainable family business and we need the help from our community in order to continue to provide your local source of food.

By giving us a commitment of $300 or more we know that the meat we produce will have customers awaiting the arrival of the boxes back from the butcher. This helps us plan for what our customers want and plan our production. We also love your feedback and by being a committed customer you are part of the ranch family.

Some of the perks of joining include: Participate in Members Only Family Ranch Days and have a fun day taking part in some ranch activities. Have first access to seasonal products, and members only specials. Experience first-hand the seasonality and connection to local food.

Get edible credits

Meat CSA - Patron level - you get:
  • $310 in food from Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Meat CSA - Champion level - you get:
  • $630 in food from Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Meat CSA - Angel level - you get:
  • $950 in food from Markegard Family Grass-Fed
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Enjoy at

  • College of San Mateo Farmers Market
    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
    San Mateo, CA (Sat 9am-1pm.)
  • Coastside Farmers Market
    Kelly Ave (at Shoreline Station)
    Half Moon Bay, CA (Sat 9am-1pm.)
  • Online Orders for pick-up around the Bay Area
    Our Ranch Shop on the Web