The Loose Rooster Ranch will be closed for the season October 20, 2017.  We will be back May 2018.

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WE HAVE HONEY!!!

Raw, pure GOLD

Do you know who your beekeepers are? Where that honey came from?  I can show you the hive it came from!

Get yours now!!

WE HAVE BEE  POLLEN!


WE HAVE EGGS!!!!

Farm fresh eggs, white/buff color, medium sized.

$5 a dozen


June: WE HAVE GOLDEN YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH & ZUCCHINI, small pumpkins- ORGANIC - $1 per 2 pounds! 


3280 Bixler Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513

925-308-7126


Summer Hours of operation:  

Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sunday  10am to 4pm

we are open some weekdays - if the sign says open come on in!

we may close early some weekends due to planting, harvest, honey harvest or family events


If you see the sign is OPEN come on in!


Member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce 2016-2018

Member of "Brentwood Grown"

Member of San Francisco Beekeepers Association

Member of Diablo Valley Beekeeper Association


California Registered Egg Handler


Coming soon: California "HOME MADE" kitchen CFO operation.

Organic Certification in the works!



RANCH

Jan 19, 2018 - RANCH UPDATE - WE HIRED A RANCH HAND!  Congrats to Christina who got the job:  Are you a pioneer? Love horses and living off the land? Be part of the Urban Farm, Organic movement.

We are looking to hire a farm/ranch hand for the season and possibly longer. The job pays $15 an hour.

This is not a glamorous job, it is labor intensive, and requires someone that can follow directions, prior farming experience a plus. The person for the job needs to have prior horse care experience. We do not have time to teach this skill.

The position is one that requires physical labor and the ability to handle 100lb bales of hay and 50lb bags of feed. Should be able to observe health of animals and know if something doesn’t look right and communicate to us. Mechanically inclined or knows how to use tools a plus.

Primary Responsibilities include cleaning 6 horse paddocks daily, feeding & care of horses, chickens and goats. Weekly unloading of feed/hay.

Additional responsibility running a tractor and getting the farm ready for planting, and then assist with harvest.  During rainy days, maintaining water pumps. Maintaining barn (clean up and weed control) and harvesting crops on a 2 acre area as needed.  Keeping up the ranch log.

The ranch also has a small farm stand (on the map for Harvest Time 2018) which will open in May with fresh produce on weekends, and assistance is optional, but not required.

The position is about 10 to 20 hours a week max - Monday through Friday and occasionally work extra on weekends when coverage is need. This is NOT a full time job and does not supply medical benefits.

Coverage hours are flexible but feeding  the animals needs to be between 7 -9 am and 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Meaning ideal time is sunup and sundown.

This position would be perfect for someone that has a job, student, or is semi retired, but wants to supplement income.  Serious inquires only.  You must be physically able to meet the requirements and the work is outdoor work.

Are you hard working and reliable? Are you a pioneer and can care for animals? Want to be part of the Urban Farm movement? Send resume and references to [email protected]. Interviews to be scheduled for weekend of Jan 13 2018.


THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO GET OUR GOLDEN YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH

We are closed for the Winter.  We expect to re-open May 5, 2018 with some seasonal veggies and eggs.


We have a CONVENIENT DRIVE THRU for you.

We are PESTICIDE FREE  and in process of our ORGANIC CERTIFICATION!

 NON GMO!  All  non GMO seeds - no genetically altered produce!


We have California home grown (not from mail order or from a feed store which orders them from "chicken mills" (like puppy mills) and ships them across country!!)These are real free range, organic chickens folks!  They are our pest control on our veggies!

UPCOMING - PLANTING SEASON:  We will start in February 2018. Planting from seed, our squash, zucchini, kale, bok-choy, arugula, beets, cantaloupe and herbs.  Flowers for the bees, lavender and rosemary. 

HONEY:  We have some honey left!  We have Pollen.  We have honeycomb


Honey:  8oz, 12oz and 16oz/1lb BPA free squeeze bottles.  The price is $1 per oz so a pound of honey is $16.

The cool thing is that you get to meet the beekeepers in person AND they can point to the hive and show you exactly where the honey came from.  It's not a "blend" of hives - each bottle is from one of the 3 hives we have in the front of the ranch!


We have about 80 hives in the back acres of the property - these are owned by a pollinator beekeeper that provides pollination to the local farmers. We help store these hives in the winter, and then they go to pollinate almonds, cherry and fruit orchards around the area in the Spring.  


The Apiary (hives) that we own are strictly for honey production and local pollination - not commercial and they stay on the property year round.  We have names for each hive:  The Honey Hen, Angry Rooster, and Disco Bay Gold.  These names reflect in our labels (see "bit of honey" page)


See our "bit of honey" page for more info and on our program "Bee Lives Matter" designed to include you.

We are building our website as our veggies grow.  We are an Urban Farm on just under 5 acres.  Located in the little niche farming area of Brentwood/Discovery Bay, California.  Part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Here you will find a smaller, rich-fertile land, and farming community. Brentwood is notoriously noted for producing most of California's almond crops. At Loose Rooster Ranch, we take advantage of that fertile growing soil, and grow incredibly amazing tasting arugula, bok-choy, all different types of squash, zucchini, beets, kale, peppers and spinach.  We started from scratch in 2014, on land that had not been cultivated in a decade or more. 


In the first two years we struggled with success and failure to see what would grow.  The soil which we have conditioned and now rich in nutrients, bugs and natural fertilizer (from our horses, chickens and composts), we are excited to be growing what the soil produces and to be adding plants and trees monthly to our 5 acre ranch.


Our birds:  We have bred a very hearty variety of chickens that are a cross between Buff Orphingtons, Leghorns, and American Game Birds, that will produce medium sized eggs for years. These hens are native to California, not from mail order or feed stores.  


These birds are very tolerant to disease, hot dry temps, and freezing cold snowy weather.  In fact we had a 12 year old rooster, named Sweet Pea - the Grand Daddy to them all!  We lost him last year, but he would crow every morning and could be found nestled in with his two girls, in our front acre.  His son, Pretty Boy has now replaced him, as our mascot, as he keeps up the family business


We have six horses of various breed and in various stages of training.  Some have shown in the California State Horseman's Association circuit shows, and some have been shown at the Reno Livestock center!  Participants in the Mustang Makeover in Reno too!  They are part of our life and our business.  


We have 5 goats,  which we use for weed abatement, and they are fun to watch.  One we have hired as our 'guard goat' and as a  warning to strangers, he will defend the property!  He loves carrots as payment.


We have two medium sized ranch dogs. Both rescued.  Chippewa or "Chip" for short: cute-as-a-button, border/terrier about a year and a half old. Aria: A sweet, quiet, border collie mix also a year and a half old.


We are busy now getting this new venture up and running, with the new tractor we are clearing, tilling, planting, building drainage etc.  We opened a "small farm stand" in March 2017.  Our grand opening was May 1 2017 where you now see the sign "The Loose Rooster Ranch" and the other signs for honey, eggs, squash, zucchini and bath products (soap, lotion, horse hair bracelets) made from herbs/flowers/veggies/honey grown on the property.   We always offer our fresh eggs, we have seasonal honey that sells out fast, and some awesome organic seasonal produce. 


Check back for updates regularly. Last update: Feb 1 2018