About Food & Farm Tours

Since 2012, Food & Farm Tours has created authentic, artisanal experiences connecting Bay Area locals and out-of-town guests to the leading purveyors in Northern California’s sustainable and regenerative agriculture scene. As a female and locally owned small business, we are committed to building a stronger local economy, supporting family farmers, and raising awareness about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices for the health and viability of our planet and future generations. By taking a tour with us you are contributing to the preservation of the local agrarian economy to ensure we have a healthy food system and a vibrant farming community here in Marin and Sonoma counties. Come join us to taste artisan food and drink directly from the land and water sources here along the Northern California coastal corridor, just an hour north of San Francisco.

Meet Our Team

Alexandra Fox, Owner

Alex is a 3rd generation San Franciscan and Marin County native passionate about connecting people to the land and their food source. After working for a decade in the organic food industry, including stints at Straus Family Creamery and CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), Alex has fostered intimate connections with top purveyors making renowned artisanal products here in Marin and Sonoma counties, from cheese and oysters to wine and spirits. These relationships, as well as her extensive knowledge of sustainable, organic, and regenerative agricultural practices (she holds an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University, and BA in Environmental Studies/ Sustainable Agriculture from UC Santa Cruz), make every Food & Farm Tours experience unique and educational. Alex is a true foodie and agricultural enthusiast, always hungry to check out the newest spots in town. She believes wholeheartedly that restoring people’s connection to food can change the world.

Kim La Vere, Culinary Specialist & Tour Guide

Kim is a natural foods chef and trained in Ayurveda, herbalism, and wellness coaching. She decided to move to Sonoma County four years ago and shift focus from ten years in corporate retail in NYC to connecting to food, the land, and community. She is energetic about building further awareness on the interdependency of health & resilience to that of land & soil health. For the past five years, Kim’s work has revolved around creating experiences that help foster community, promote well-being, and facilitate connection back to the land. In addition to leading our cooking class tours, she does pop-up dinners, is a lead cook at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, and ran the Occidental Community Farmers’ Market this past year. When she is not on the land or in the kitchen, you can find Kim lacing up her boots on the soccer field.

Kaya Halpern, Tour Guide

Kaya grew up frolicking in the redwoods of Sonoma County where she fell in love with both exploring nature and having close access to delicious local food. After graduating from UC Berkeley, with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies, she worked with kids doing habitat restoration and teaching watershed science at Point Blue Conservation Science. In addition to leading Food & Farm Tours, she works as a Naturalist on the outdoor education team at Walker Creek Ranch in West Marin. She loves cooking with the bounty from our foodshed, listening to podcasts, and heading out on backpacking adventures.

Kathleen Frasco, Consultant & Tour Guide

Kathleen was born and raised in Marin County where she has fostered a deep passion for food and teaching through her 8+ years of experience leading hands-on cooking classes and interactive demonstrations. Kathleen has worked with organizations such as Whole Foods Market, Williams Sonoma and Zesty, a health-focused corporate catering start-up. She is a Registered Dietitian with a BS in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis. Despite her technical and scientific background, Kathleen has come to believe that true health of the mind and body ultimately comes down to eating high-quality, whole, unprocessed foods. She strives to cultivate food-centric culinary experiences that reconnect individuals to their daily diet and food systems, ultimately yielding to a healthier and happier society.

Featured Partners

Gordon, Heidrun Meadery
Ryan & Derrick, Hog Island Oyster Company
Missie & Ariana, Brickmaiden Breads
Jennifer, Raft Wines

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