Restoring the Storke Dairy

My plan for the Storke Dairy has always been to turn it back into a working ranch and start up a meat processing facility, which I believe that this valley is in desperate need for. Mike and I have been very busy as far as cleaning up the pastures and cleaning out the slough, fixing…

So much to be thankful for

Need a few moments of quiet? Here’s some raw video footage from a fun ranch-day video shoot we did recently to show the world who we are. From feeding the animals and moving the water at dawn with our student ranchers to Karin making us breakfast, you’ll see everything that goes on at Karin’s Sinclair…

Carson Valley Meats ag education

The importance of ag education

My children and I participated in FFA and 4-H. It’s important for them and for ranching that they continue to learn about the food chain. Mike works with local groups, and we have made the commitment to those groups to provide educational opportunities to them!

Fifth-Generation Rancher

Terri Chichester, a fifth-generation rancher, talks about running her husband’s family’s ranch just over the border in Topaz, California. Terri runs sheep and pastures cows for other ranchers and says having a processing plant in Gardnerville would save her money in time and fuel to process her 30 or so sheep a year.

Know Where Your Food Comes From

Jessica Anderson, a first-generation rancher, owns Anderson Cattle Company based in Gardnerville. Jessica believes it is important for people to know where their food comes from. She says she is lucky and blessed to raise her animals locally, and feels like Carson Valley Meats would bring it full circle by providing local ranchers and local…