Prather Ranch Meat Company
Prather Ranch sells natural and organic meats in their western style shop in the Marketplace Nave. They are best known for their Prather Ranch meats – their premium, dry-aged, beef is certified organic by Quality Assurance International. Prather Ranch is an 11,000 acre ranch located in the shadow of Mt. Shasta where beef are raised in a pristine mountain environment. Meat is vacuum-packed on-site at a state of the art USDA-inspected plant.
Prather Ranch is partnering with other farms – such as Capay Organics that sell at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market – to graze their pigs, lambs and goats. The partnership is mutually beneficial – in increasing farm biodiversity and creating healthier soil, distinctive flavors are added to the homegrown meats. The animals are rotated to forage on winter cover crops, or such diverse foods as watermelon, peaches, barley, and almonds.