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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Did you know that we raise limited flocks of pastured chickens, as well as cows and goats? Our philosophy for raising chickens is the same guiding principles we use for our larger animals— a life lived outside in the grass, free from stress where they are able to forage for bugs and treats. It makes for the most delicious chicken! And when you are done with the meat, save that carcass for a rich, beautiful stock— the foundation for any fall or winter soup! (📷: @kf_haas)
Is there anything sweeter than mamas and babies? We keep our calves with the mothers that birthed them, for the entirety of their lives. The eat nothing but their mother’s milk and coastal grasses and hay, and we just wouldn’t have it any other way!
Veal stew meat, cooked simply and quickly in the Instant Pot, is one of our *favorite* warm weather dinner hacks! It fabulous piled onto a lightly toasted bun with some homemade bbq sauce, or tucked into a tortilla with some fresh cheese, crunchy lettuce, and juicy tomatoes. Of course, it obviously makes a mighty fine stew to serve over creamy mashed potatoes, if you are into that sort of thing! 😜🧡
Ok, so it may be October, but in the Bay Area, we are still deep in that summer weather! If you are stumped for dinner ideas that are hands-off, won’t heat up your kitchen, and delicious, we’ve got you covered! Link in bio.
Good morning, friends! Have you been enjoying this lovely, mild-weathered California weekend? Come join us for your weekly shopping at the Marin County Farmers Market this morning! The sun is out (but it’s not too hot), the air is clear, and we have lots of pasture raised goodness for you. We’d love to see your face!
What do you think about roasting this pasture raised veal to serve alongside buttery mashed potatoes, sautéed apples, and a light but decadent cider cream sauce?
Time to turn off the TV and start planning what we are going to cook this weekend, don’t you think?! It seems like the fall weather has finally begun to arrive in Northern California, so perhaps a cumin and orange-scented grass-fed goat braise is in order? Or maybe we’ll dust off our cast iron grill pan and cook up some thick pasture raised veal chops (thanks @ildonmagnanimo for this photo for inspiration)! With humanely raised meats, you really can’t go wrong. 💚🧡
Take a page from these mamas’ book and go get yourself some treats! We are at the farmers market (we humans, not the cows 😝) with all kinds of goodies for you! Plus the market is bursting with all sorts of other deliciousness— crunchy apples, fall greens, fresh breads and cheeses, and of course, humane, pasture raised meats! Will we see you there? 👋
Perfect #rossottiranch veal chops are available @themeatmarketaz, along with lots of other beautiful cuts! Delighted with our butcher & chef partners who are so committed to using up every part of a whole animal— it’s the sustainable way! ❤️🧡💛
Is there anything more satisfying than an extra-crispy veal schnitzel and homemade dumplings with bright fresh lemon to squeeze over and a creamy mushroom sauce to crown the whole thing? Our favorite secret weapon for so many weeknight dinners is our veal scallopini— it’s such a versatile cut of meat that can be turned into dozens of different meals with endless flavor profiles. They freeze beautifully and defrost in a flash, which makes them the perfect cut to stock up on!
Today’s a good day for a Sunday stroll through the farmers market, if you ask these boys! The market is full of late summer produce, plus your favorite fall apples and greens— not to mention all the local cheeses and breads and meats! Whether you are in the mood for summery sausage and pepper sandwiches, or perhaps braised goat tacos, or make even some simple red wine braised veal, we’ve got you covered! Come say hi (8am - 1pm) or visit us at our online shop, Grotto Rossotti 🌞🧡👋
Osso Bucco season is here! We like ours with a traditional saffron risotto, but it’s an exceptional dish over polenta or even egg noodles. What’s your favorite fall dish?
Braising season is officially here and we have some absolutely delightful specials to celebrate this change of seasons! We invite you to visit Grotto Rossotti, our online webshop, or come say hello on a visit to the Sunday Farmers Market 🧡 As always, we do so love to see your faces!
Looking so forward to some clear(er) air, both at the ranch and the Sunday Marin Farmers Market! 🤞 Come join us at the market to stock up on all your favorite cuts, plus a selection of sausages, and stretch your legs a bit while having a safe shopping experience. Hope to see you there! 🌞
Have you made friends with your instant pot yet? It’s the absolute *best* tool for cooking delicious braises without heating up your whole kitchen! As the rest of the country seems blanketed with fall leaves and cozy sweaters, we here in California are still in the thick of our seemingly endless summer. In order to keep our temperatures low inside, and take some stress out of cooking, we turn to our instant pot to give us flavorful pasture raised veal and grass fed goat braises, perfect for tacos, sandwiches, or piled on top of mashed potatoes with savory gravy. Another benefit— that machine is FAST! Dinner in an hour, without making the kitchen all hot and steamy? Yes, please!
Mid-week date night! Gorgeous pasture raised veal is utter perfection with some compound butter, garlicky mashed potatoes, and creamed kale. Can’t get out to the steakhouse? This one is so easy to recreate at home! Now all you need is a big beautiful glass of Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon...
Missing this soft green grass today... we hope for rain, but we know it’s probably still some time away. That’s just cycle of the seasons in California! 🌿💚 We are at the Marin County Farmers Market at the Civic Center today, and we’d love to see you there! Seeing our friends and chefs and customers and neighbors at the market always warms our hearts. 🧡
One day in the future, we will be maskless under a blue sky again. Until then, we are here for you, at the Sunday morning Marin Civic Center Farmers Market, or online, 24/7, in our webshop, Grotto Rossotti. 🧡
Is there anything more comforting than a beautiful skillet of roast pasture raised chicken, especially when the world just seems overwhelming? Responsibly raised meats make us feel better, inside and out! Hope you are all safe and well, friends. (Gorgeous Photo Credit: @alannadesalvonutrition 🧡)
Hope you all are staying safe in this sweltering heat! We’d like a moment to thank those of who are working so tirelessly to take such care of our community. 🧡 Firefighters battling the blazes around our state, doctors, nurses, and healthcare techs who have been working overtime since the start of the pandemic, and all the other essential workers who have been feeding us and caring for our needs. And our hearts are with those struggling to keep working or even to find work after losing their jobs. Thank you all for all that you do! #laborday2020
We are at the farmers market today, for all of your Labor Day, weekly meal prep, and dinner-cooking needs! Can’t wait to see your mask-wearing faces! (Gorgeous 📷: @ildonmagnanimo 🤩)
Veal doesn’t have to be some fancy-schmancy special occasion dinner. Follow @flourandwaterpastashop’s lead and made a #rossottiranch veal brisket Philly cheesesteak! (Or just head down there and pick up one for yourself!)
Ranch life means we are always here, always doing our chores, always putting our animals first, and always thinking about how we can make our customers’ lives a little easier. We love our community and we are so proud of how everyone seems to band together during fire season. Fire season during a pandemic is a doozy, isn’t it? Let us know how we can help you. What would make your cooking life at home easier? We love you, friends.
*Limited Quantities of Goat Sausage at the farmers market today!* We only able to offer these delectable treats very occasionally, and we‘ve got them today! Make a visit to the market this morning (masks on for Covid & smoke protection, please!) OR stay in your jammies and place an online order in our webshop, Grotto Rossotti. 🌞
Whether you need the simple comfort of ground veal, the easy elegance of veal sausage, or the flexible versatility of veal kebabs, we have you covered. Steaks? Roasts? Bones for the most delicious broth imaginable? We’ve got all those too. All pasture raised in the most humane and sustainable manner around. 💚🌞
How is everyone doing out there? The smoke comes and goes, the fires are still burning, and the cows, goats, and hens still need tending. Farm chores still need doing. So proud of our resilient community and sending everyone strength and love! We are always here for you, whether at the Sunday farmers market, or online in our webshop, Grotto Rossotti. Let us know how we can help you!
We are here for you at the farmers market today! Grab your mask, your shopping bag, and your sunny self because we’ve got lots of delicious cuts of pasture raised meats for you to inspire you through a tough week ahead. Stay safe and strong, friends!
One thing we can always count on in tough times is the resiliency of our community. And this Sunday, like every Sunday, the Marin County Farmers Market will be open to support our community that needs fresh local  food and the farmers, ranchers, and producers who depend on the market to make their living. We will be there to serve you however we can, and we are also here online for those who need to stay inside and would prefer food shipped pasture-to-door. Stay strong, friends!
Oh, friends, it is that time of year again. Though we are surrounded by fires, our ranch and our family’s historic ranch in Point Reyes are safe for now. We are thinking of our neighbors in Sonoma, Napa, and all of California as we head into an incredibly trying fire season. Stay safe, and stay strong! 🧡
Thunder, rain, or blistering sun, the Sunday Marin Farmers Market is always open for you with fresh, tasty, local meats, produce, dairy, and bread!