Marin Sun Farms announced that it will be closing its San Francisco headquarters facility at the end of 2014 and consolidating all harvesting, processing and distribution operations to its Petaluma, Calif., facility, a fully integrated processing plant where, under USDA inspection, live animals come in and are slaughtered by hand one at a time.
Consolidating processes into one location will allow Marin Sun Farms to operate more efficiently and sustainably.
“The capacity at Marin Sun Farms Petaluma is more than sufficient for all we do and there is room for sustainable growth,” says David Evans, founder and CEO. “For small-scale livestock producers who depend on access to a local slaughterhouse, we can now truly provide full service all in one place. For our wholesale customers who span the field of schools to white tablecloth restaurants to retail shops, this shift means the meat they receive is one step closer to the farm where it was raised.”
Marin Sun Farms’ two retail operations—the butcher shop at Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland, Calif., and restaurant and butcher shop in Point Reyes Station—will remain open.