Our 6th generation family farm has operated since the 1860's in the foggy bottoms of the Eel River Valley on the North Coast of California. Nicknamed the Foggy Bottoms Boys by other local farmers; we're two fabulously gay farmers, Thomas & Cody Nicholson Stratton along with the new addition of our son the Tiny Farmer!
The Foggy Bottoms Boys evolved out of a passion for diversified livestock and local food systems in 2014, when we returned to Cody's families organic jersey dairy. The Nicholson family sells the milk produced by the cows to Rumiano Cheese Co., the oldest family-owned cheese company in California. The family dairy is certified humane, non-GMO and organic, with cows enjoying an annual 365 days on lush green fields under the fog cover of the wet Humboldt County weather!
Looking to diversify our families farm and promote sustainability for future generations, we expanded the farm to include rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and grass fed beef. We pride ourselves in bringing you food and fiber that has been ethically raised in a climate beneficial system; providing nutrient dense protein, luxurious fiber and preserving open landscapes for future generations.
Our farming stories started to blend in 2007. Humboldt County native, Cody attended Eastern Oregon University in La Grande Oregon a few miles away from Thomas’ hometown of Union. During Cody’s Freshman year at EOU Thomas was finishing his Senior year of High School and they were aptly introduced at Starbucks by a mutual friend. Thomas gained his Bachelors in Business Administration & Marketing and lived in Denver managing with Starbucks, while Cody earned his Bachelors in Range Land Management and started his career on a private label organic meat company managing their poultry division. Years after exploring the world Cody and Thomas finally got married in 2016. The farm has been growing ever since!