About Food & Farm Tours

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Elizabeth Hill Gardner, the founder of Food & Farm Tours, is a certified Natural Chef, UC Master Gardener, Stanford graduate, and credentialed teacher with a Masters degree in Education. She has had a life-long love affair with West Marin and is delighted to have combined her passions for food, farming, education, hospitality and travel in her unique culinary tour company.

As a child, Elizabeth spent her weekends and summers in West Marin, sailing on Tomales Bay with her grandfather, picking huckleberries for her grandmother’s tarts and swimming at the local beaches. She is thoroughly endeared to the land and is committed to supporting the community.

Food & Farm Tours was born in the spring of 2012 when Elizabeth invited her culinary school friends to a weekend retreat at her family’s cabin in West Marin. She took them on a tour to taste the local wines, cheeses and oysters and they decided Elizabeth should make a business out of it! Elizabeth now offers several different tours and is honored to be able to share her love and knowledge of West Marin’s incredible food culture with her guests.

Elizabeth Ann Hill
Elizabeth Ann Hill

Elizabeth Hill Gardner, the founder of Food & Farm Tours, is a certified Natural Chef, UC Master Gardener, Stanford graduate, and credentialed teacher with a Masters degree in Education. She has had a life-long love affair with West Marin and is delighted to have combined her passions for food, farming, education, hospitality and travel in her unique culinary tour company.

As a child, Elizabeth spent her weekends and summers in West Marin, sailing on Tomales Bay with her grandfather, picking huckleberries for her grandmother’s tarts and swimming at the local beaches. She is thoroughly endeared to the land and is committed to supporting the community.

Food & Farm Tours was born in the spring of 2012 when Elizabeth invited her culinary school friends to a weekend retreat at her family’s cabin in West Marin. She took them on a tour to taste the local wines, cheeses and oysters and they decided Elizabeth should make a business out of it! Elizabeth now offers several different tours and is honored to be able to share her love and knowledge of West Marin’s incredible food culture with her guests.

Alexandra Fox, a Marin County native, has an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California and a B.A. in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Agriculture from UC Santa Cruz. A self-proclaimed food guru, she has 10+ years experience working with a variety of businesses from start-ups to non-profits primarily in the organic food industry. In her most recent stint as the Sustainability Manager at Straus Family Creamery, she had the opportunity to work directly with the owners and management on both farming and food production sustainability strategy, as well as serve as the company spokesperson on practices such as carbon farming, water reclamation, organic standards, etc.

Alexandra is passionate about using agriculture as a means to create resilient futures in the face of climate change. She believes wholeheartedly that restoring people’s connection to food can change the world. In her spare time, she enjoys being out in nature, hiking, practicing yoga, traveling, trying new restaurants, and eating and cooking great local, organic food!