The Farmers-Shail & Sarah           

Our Models

Chicken Tractor

Comparison of models

Hoop House


Trials and Tribulations

Planned Improvements


Sarah Brunner- A vegetarian from the age of 12, now turned chicken shepherd and butcher.

Sarah grew up in the suburbs of Marin County, north of San Francisco. In high school she grew disillusioned with the materialism and short-sightedness of the popular culture and applied to Humboldt State University in hopes of finding an antidote. At HSU she became an active volunteer and then highly valued employee (this is written by her former boss) of the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, a demonstration home for sustainable living. After graduating she worked at Solutions, a retail outlet for all things "green," and while she stocked shirts and collected cash for shoes, she dreamed each day of starting her own business.

In the fall of 2004 Sarah was invited to join a farm advisory committee established by a local developer who sought guidance on planning a farm that was to adjoin a new housing development. It was in those meetings that the vision of a pastured chicken business took form. In the summer of 2005 she invited Shail to join her in developing a chicken farm business.

According to Shail, Sarah "is an extremely organized and enthusiastic partner."