TomKat Ranch

Kat Taylor

Agricultural Operation

Meats (carcass/butchered)


American Grassfed Certified, Animal Welfare Approved (AGW), Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV), USDA Organic (e.g. CCOF)

Health and Safety Certifications

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Who They Sell To

Direct to Consumer (includes farmers markets-CSAs-farm/ranch website-on-farm sales), Retail (direct to store/butcher-direct to online grocer/seller/wool-aggregator), Consumer Packaged Goods (includes processors and manufacturers), Restaurants (includes chefs), Sell to other livestock producers

TomKat Ranch

Regenerative agriculture is a systems- and place-based approach to agriculture that restores ecosystems, communities, and economies. It builds healthy soils, reduces air pollution, utilizes water efficiently, and increases biodiversity while promoting equity and public health.

By simultaneously storing carbon, building resilience to extreme weather, and eliminating chemical inputs, regenerative agriculture also empowers farmers and ranchers to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The overall REGEN1 score is a combination of community engagement and education, practices, and outcomes; weighted based on the level of verification from self reported to certification to 3rd party validated.

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Animal welfare, Compost application, Livestock exclusion areas to protect habitats, Managed grazing, No pesticide usage, Manure management, No herbicides




American Grassfed Certified, Animal Welfare Approved (AGW), Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV), USDA Organic (e.g. CCOF)

Farm/Ranch Vision

Our mission is to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that regenerates the planet and inspires others to action. We have a long range goal to inspire 5 million California rangeland acres to be managed regeneratively.

Membership in Hubs/Networks

Savory Hub, Holistic Management International, Point Blue: Rangeland Monitoring Network, Carbon Farming Network and Hubs, Rancher to Rancher, RCD, Bay Area Ranchers Co-op, Kitchen Table Advisors, San Mateo Food Systems Alliance

Region: Pescadero, CA

California's Central Coast

What is distinct about this region?

We get most of our rainfall during 4-5 months; average rainfall in a normal year is 29-32 inches. During the summer months the ranch is blanketed with coastal fog in the mornings. The ranch’s landscape ranges from Oak Woodlands, Monterey Pines and Douglas Fir trees, coastal scrub, and perennial and annual grasses. We are incredibly close to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, which helps us get our message of regeneratively grown foods out to a diverse population.

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Is there something about the location of your farm/ranch that lends your product special qualities?

We have many microclimates on the ranch, which provides a different flavor depending on which paddock we finish the cattle on.

What is unique or special about your farm/ranch?

Our team includes ranchers, advocates, scientists all working towards a holistic vision to provide healthy foods and regenerate our landscapes.