Address: Box 557, 200 Road to the Ranches, Nicasio CA 94946 / (707) 953-0923
Grass - Fed
About Us / Devils Gulch Ranch History: Devils Gulch Ranch is a diversified family farm, in Nicasio, Marin County where Mark has been farming for over 40 years. He and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, DVM, raise and sell rabbits, pigs, quail, sheep, livestock guardian dogs and winegrapes both retail and to many well known restaurants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Sustainable, humane agricultural practices are utilized, organic whenever possible. DG Educational Services (DGES, a 501c3 non-profit), was founded in 2008 to provide agriculture and nature educational programs for diverse communities, both locally and globally. These programs help develop the skills to produce food and to live sustainably while building an understanding of our interconnection with nature.
Mark and Myriam have been working in Haiti since 2007 providing agricultural education, mostly for rabbit production, but have recently also become involved with coffee producers and now offer locally roasted, 100% Haitian single origin coffee direct from the mountain forests of Haiti.
Mark grew up in Southern California but always dreamed of escaping the city and becoming a farmer. In 1971, at the age of 19, he bought the 65-acre heart of the 873-acre ranch known then as Devils Gulch Ranch.
Power for the ranch is produced by a 24Kw solar system and a 35Kw windmill.
Mark has raised pigs since his arrival at Devils Gulch Ranch, using milk, whey, bread, brewer's grains and tortillas. The rabbits began as 3 breeding does for 4-H projects 12 years ago, and have increased to well over 2000 in order to meet the demand (French Laundry, Chez Panisse, and many more).
Dutton-Goldfield and Sean Thackrey both produce Devils Gulch Ranch Marin County Pinot Noirs from the vineyards, which pair extremely well with the meats they produce.
Devils Gulch Ranch hosts events in order for people to have the opportunity to meet Mark and Myriam, visit, taste, and purchase the products from Devils Gulch Ranch. Questions are always welcome.