Since 1992, Karin Sinclair, along with their children, have lived in Placer County. In 1998 their daughter’s choice for her 4H project got the family involved with producing sheep.
At first, the sheep were a little unknown but they soon became a family owned and operated business! They still have their original breed of Registered Dorset sheep, and have added some Hampshire breeding. The cattle are mainly Angus, with Herefords and Charolais mixed in. In August 2009 they purchased CC Family Farms and began their adventure with eggs. Starting with the original 450 laying hens, they have added layers to the flock and have also added meat birds. When big enough, the young birds head out to the pasture to graze. Pasture raised pork was added in 2011 to help fill a void in the local area.
Currently Sinclair Family Farm is selling direct from the farm in individual cuts frozen and vacuum packed. They also sell their beef, lamb and pork by the half or whole. Eggs are sold by the carton, flat and case. You can find Sinclair Family Farm product at local Farmer Markets as well as monthly deliveries to a variety of select locations. In the future they are looking forward to opening their farm to school classrooms and families so they can share the excitement and their experience of raising cattle, sheep and chickens.
Sinclair Family Farm is an economically and environmentally profitable sheep and poultry business that seeks to serve their local community by providing local food, as well as supporting youth to get involved in agriculture.