⤹   Welcome To Rockside Ranch!   ⤵︎


Our Practices

We are a grass-based, certified organic farm. Our animals live outside with access to shelter. We use soy-free feeds to promote slow, healthy growth in our heritage animals. We move our animals through our pasture and in our woodland. We are rehabilitating and stewarding our land, and our animals are a critical part of that process. We do not use anyRead More

Our Animals


We rotationally graze our pigs through our woodlands where they are encouraged to forage and root…  Read More


Our pastured egg-laying hens are raised on our farm from their second day of life.  We have a variety of heritage breeds including Rhode Island Red, White Plymouth Rock, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock. We move them weekly…Read More

Our pastured broiler chickens are heritage breed “Freedom Rangers” from GMO-free parent stock raised on our farm from their second day of life. We move them each morning…Read More


Our Vision

We give young men an opportunity to experience God away from the distractions of modern life. We challenge them to step into their roles as men of integrity who can make a difference in the world. We provide a safe living environment, work to do, life skills classes, spiritual formation classes, good food to eat, and consistent accountability. We are not a rehab or a clinical program, we are a stepping stone for young men who desire to make positive life change and just need a little nudge to make it happen…. Read More

About Us

Craig & Jen Thompson originally came to the Scott Valley to attend and eventually work at Kidder Creek Camp. Craig is a 4th generation California farmer (his family still farms in Chico), and after they were married in 2010, they decided to settle outside Etna and begin a small farm. They are exceedingly grateful for their family and friends who have helped make this dream come true….. Read More

The Ranch

Rockside Ranch is located on 100 acres in the Scott Valley of far Northern California. We have a large garden, fruit trees that are over 100 years old, 30 acres of pasture… Read More