Burroughs Family Farms

Rosie & Ward Burroughs, Benina Montes

Agricultural Operation

Meats (carcass/butchered), Dairy, Eggs, Value-added items, Nut crops, Olive Oil, Almond Products (butter/roasted/flavored)


Real Organic, USDA Organic (e.g. CCOF)

Health and Safety Certifications


Who They Sell To


Burroughs Family Farms

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 grazing, Bee boxes, Compost application, Cover cropping, Deficit irrigation, Dry farming, Filter strip, Grassed waterways, Handweeding, Hedgerows, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation scheduling, Integrated crop livestock, Livestock exclusion areas to protect habitats, Maintain residue cover, Managed grazing, Moisture sensors, Mulching, Multi-species cover cropping, Natural/organic pesticides only, No till, Pollinator strips, Range seeding, Bird friendly, Riparian buffer, Windbreaks


Almonds (orchard), Olive oil (orchard), Beef (pasture), Pork (pasture), Lamb (pasture), Eggs (buy from family)


Real Organic, USDA Organic (e.g. CCOF)

Farm/Ranch Vision

Mission Statement – The mission of Burroughs Family Farms is to produce Regenerative/Organic Nutrient Dense Food and Healthy Products in an Environmentally, Economically and Socially Sustainable Manner.

Membership in Hubs/Networks


Region: Snelling, CA

Merced County

What is distinct about this region?

Mediterranean Climate

Can you share a story about how you connect to the land?

We have a rich heritage of family farming connecting to the land for over 120 years.

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

It is our Symphony of Microbial Interaction brining the perfect health to the roots of our pastures and orchards.

What is unique or special about your farm/ranch?

We are a family diversified Organic Farms, Certified Organic utilizing Regenerative Practices to enhance our soil biology including miles of hedgerows providing habitat for beneficials and migratory birds.