Meet the Ranchers

The Rossotti’s story begins in the mountains of Switzerland, well over a hundred years ago. After immigrating to the United States in 1892, Julie and Tony Rossotti’s great great grandfathers worked side-by-side to establish the ranching community of west Marin. Today, Julie and Tony continue the ranching traditions of a combined nine generations to produce some of the most humane and sustainable pasture raised veal, grass fed goat, as well as duck and chicken, available in the United States.

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Recently on the Ranch

Good morning, friends! It’s going to be a beautiful day at the Farmer’s Market, and we’ve got all sorts of delicious pasture raised veal and grass fed goat for you! We are here from 8 am - 1 pm, and we are excited to see you! 🌞
The perfect dish for a moody spring: grass fed Rossotti Ranch goat meatballs in yogurt sauce over amaranth with @marinrootsfarm micro greens. What a beautiful and nourishing dish from @victoria_aut_mors! 😍✨🌱
Dreamy new dish from @altovinosf :  Ravioletti filled with red wine braised #rossottiranch pasture raised veal, served with Rossotti Ranch veal sugo, morel mushrooms, ramps, and English peas. Could we swoon harder for this perfect dinner? 😍✨❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard workin’ mamas out there! ✨🌱🌞 If you dropped the ball and are scrambling for a gift idea for a special mom in your life, swing by the farmers market this morning! So many flowers and fruits and eggs and sustainably raised meats and wild fish and baked treats! We will be here until 1 pm today. 💕
Hope you’re all enjoying a lovely warm weekend! Will we see you at the farmers market tomorrow morning? We will have lots of delicious cuts of pasture raised meats for you to enjoy, and the market is bursting with all sorts of fresh produce, cheeses, flowers, and breads!
Not all moms want brunch— some might prefer a good veal roast, perhaps with smooth and creamy mashed potatoes, a handful of grilled asparagus, maybe a shower of herbs and lemon juice over the whole thing? Whatever you do this weekend, we hope it’s filled with delicious food!
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Anyone else enjoying these longer evenings, as the sun takes its time to set? It sure is starting to feel like summer, as this green grass slips away until the winter again. 🌞🌱🐄
Offering up our favorite Mother‘s Day Brunch idea: pasture raised veal steak and eggs, with crispy potatoes and hollandaise! We will be at the farmers market this morning from 8am-1pm if you want to stock yourself up for the week, and make sure you have what Mom wants next weekend. Plus, we always love to see your smiling faces! 🌞💐🙋
So delighted to be resuming more deliveries to our wholesale customers! We have missed the restaurant experience, and all of our chefs and cooks, so very much!
It’s been a bit since we’ve posted some cute cow pics— how adorably protective does this mama look with her calf? This calf will live his entire life right by his mother’s side, consuming only her milk and some fresh coastal grasses. 🌱💚
Reposting this work of art from @acquerellosf’s test kitchen: Rossotti Ranch pasture raised vitello tonnato, caper, Parmesan, olive. So very thrilled to see our favorite restaurants emerging and thriving and creating stunning dishes for us all!
Happy Farmers Market Day! We love Sundays, as it gives us a chance to connect with our community and stock our own home with fresh, local produce, meats, and cheeses. Our family has been providing this community with food for a combined nine generations! Will we see you today? 🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️
This little bit of chilly spring weather is putting us in the mood for a pasture raised veal stew! Love incorporating spring veggies like asparagus in with a hearty dish to lighten things up. Lovely looking dinner by @chefjayne! 
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We will be at the farmers market tomorrow, rain or shine! 💙
Because every day is Earth Day when you are a sustainable ranch!
One of our succulent Cornish Game Hens beautifully prepared by a customer! We love seeing the creative and delicious meals you make with our pasture raised meats— tag us with #rossottiranch and we will always share our favorites!
Rancher Rocco will be with us at the farmers market this morning to sell his first beef calf! He’s so grateful to everyone who has already placed orders and he’s incredibly excited to continue our family legacy of providing food for our community. In addition to Rocco's beautiful veal, we will also have a full selection of fresh grass-fed goat and frozen whole chickens and Cornish game hens. We hope to see you there!
Hope you are all enjoying the warm weekend sunshine and green grass of spring! 
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Will you be joining us at the market tomorrow to support Rocco’s ranching debut? We’d love to see your faces! 💚
Take some inspiration from @electriccitybutcher and try stuffing a pasture raised veal breast! These looks incredibly delicious— and they look perfect for a spring weekend project.
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Just a reminder to place your order for Farmers Market pickup this Sunday, or delivery to your doorstep, if you’d like to support our budding rancher Rocco Rossotti! See our previous post for details on his sweet story. 
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See you Sunday! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋
We are passing the torch . . . for one week! 
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As some of you know, we (Tony and Julie) are from two different generational ranching families in Marin County. Our son Rocco represents the next generation of both our ranching families, and he is so very excited to continue this lineage! It has been our families’ passion, joy, and privilege to provide food for our local community, and it’s something we are proud to be able to pass on to the next generation. 
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Over two years ago, we found an orphan calf out in the pasture. Rocco insisted on taking care of her, morning and night. He named her Sunny and has spent countless hours beside her, telling her stories and tending to her.
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Eventually Sunny became a mama cow in her own right, and Rocco has been there every step of the way, tending to her and her calf and watching out for them here at our home ranch. For almost seven months this calf has lived in the pasture alongside Sunny, drinking her milk and eating sweet coastal grasses. 
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This process has been the beginnings of a ranch education for him, as he is tracking all of the costs of raising, processing and preparing his calf for sale. We have begun passing the knowledge and traditions of our great great grandparents on to him. And so, this Sunday, Rocco is beyond thrilled to join us at the farmers market to sell his first calf!
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We would love if you, our friends and community, could visit us at the market this weekend to help Rocco succeed in his goal of making his first sale and starting his college fund with the profit he makes from his calf. 
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If you’d like to support Rocco you can order online from Grotto Rossotti.  ALL online veal orders placed this week, including half and quarter veal orders, will be fulfilled by Rocco from his calf.
It’s farmers market day! Our day to see all of our friends and chefs and customers in the community— YOU! Pasture raised veal, grass fed goat, and plump little Cornish games hens are waiting for you here at the Marin County Civic Center. Can’t wait to see you! 😍
You may have many types of favorite foods, but these cows can‘t get enough of their favorite dinner— sweet coastal grasses! Good thing they live their entire lives out in the pasture, and neither cow nor calf ever sees a confinement pen. 🌱💚
Have we ever told you how much we love our Cornish Game Hens? These petite birds are succulent and juicy and full of flavor— and we will have them at the farmers market This. Sunday. Last chance to preorder on our website for delivery to your door *or* farmer’s market pickup! 😍
One of our favorites is back this weekend— Cornish Game Hens! These small birds are fully pasture raised, living truly sweet lives out here on the ranch. Reserve yours by ordering online for home delivery OR farmers market pick up on Sunday. If we don’t sell out online first, we will have them available for purchase at the market this weekend!
Happy Easter, friends! We have decided to spend the day with family, so we will not be at our usual spot at the farmers market. However, our online webshop, Grotto Rossotti, is always open! Check us out there, or visit us at the market next Sunday. Whether you celebrate today or not, we hope you are having a lovely weekend! 
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(📷: @karenpavonephotography)
Because we will not be at the Farmers Market tomorrow, we’ll share with you a sneak peek of something delicious yet to come later this month! 🐥🐥
Spring is just the best time of year! The grass is green, the sun is warm, and the babes are all out in force. Glad to be able to give them such a beautiful life in harmony with nature. 💚🌱
Absolutely stunning pasture raised #rossottiranch veal breast from our friends @electriccitybutcher! Think one of these might be in order for our Easter dinner this weekend! 😍
Last chance to say hello and get yourself all stocked up for Easter! We are at the Farmer’s Market this morning, with lots of choices for the holidays, weeknight dinners, even perfect grilling cuts now that the weather has turned quite spectacular. Hope to see you in San Rafael!
You never know what kind of friends the cows will make when they are out in the pasture! 🌱🍃💚 Preserving our natural ecosystem is a huge part of what we do, and we are proud to be able to do our part to protect all sorts of birds, bugs, and creatures!
Some days, you just need a juicy burger to get you to the weekend. Using pasture raised veal instead of beef makes for a supremely delicious burger! It’s got tons of iron, lower fat, it’s better for the environment, and the slightly milder flavor of the veal makes for a perfect palette for your favorite burger toppings. Blue cheese and arugula? Or mushrooms and swiss? Always so hard to decide... 😋🤩