Parker Creek Ranch is owned by Mandy and Travis Krause. The Krause (originally Finger) homestead was established in 1846 as part of the Castro Colonies. We love our land and feel specially privileged for having the chance to take care of such a precious treasure and heritage. The animals that share the land with us are special and beautiful as well. We have developed relationships with them and they are not just products for sale, but an important part of this ecosystem. We care for the soil and the animals that nourish us, and we intend to preserve this gift for future generations.
Our vision is to produce high quality poultry for local community raised in a sustainable fashion. Care for the land - the soil, water, plants, wildlife, livestock, and people - is our number one priority. Our holistic management techniques are always evolving in effort to create a long-term, sustainable operation.
Our feed has no chemicals, antibiotics, growth hormones, and is non-GMO. We believe that mimicking nature on a commercial domestic scale insures moral and ethical boundaries. Our broilers are not confined as they are in many factory farms. We utilize direct marketing from the farm and on-farm processing, thus cutting out "the middle-man," and providing the product to the consumer at an affordable price. Not to mention this ensures the product is fresh and safe for your family. You will know exactly where you chicken has been.
We are a local producer committed to the idea that local is better. All of our products are sold within a 150 miles radius. We produce most of our own food. We frequent farmers markets. We grow vegetable gardens, canning and freezing the season's bounty. We gather berries to make jelly from wild agarita. Wonderful honey comes from bee hives on our farm. We stop at roadside stands. Buying local helps your community. Hopefully you will include Parker Creek Ranch in your list of local choices!
If you have any questions about our methods or philosophy please feel free to contact us.
‘There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.’
— Aldo Leopold