Partners

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One of the greatest things about West Marin is its incredible community of farms, food producers, business owners and non-profits. They have all worked hard to preserve the land, culture and character of the Point Reyes area. Food & Farm Tours is proud to work with these local partners!

COWGIRL CREAMERY
Incredible organic, artisan cheeses – don’t miss the Red Hawk!

HOG ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY
Delicious oysters, right out of Tomales Bay. Highlight: BBQ oysters with chipotle bourbon butter!

 

BRICKMAIDEN BREADS
The best handmade, wood fired bread! My personal favorite is the Salted Potato Bread on Thursdays!

 

HEIDRUN MEADERY
Champagne made from honey? Yes, please! The Alfalfa & Clover Mead is at the top of my list.

 

MARIN SUN FARMS
Best burgers in West Marin! Order the goat burger with onion rings and prepare to be happy.

 

BOVINE BAKERY
Delicious pastries, cookies and cakes. There was a time when I had to have a ham and cheese croissant and a chai everyday!

TABLE TOP FARMS
Organic produce grown right in Point Reyes Station. Their honor-system farmstands help restore faith in humanity!

 

 

POINT REYES FARMSTEAD CHEESE
Home of the Point Reyes Blue (and 4 other incredible cheeses!) The Bay Blue and Toma are my personal favorites!

SALTWATER OYSTER DEPOT
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. A wonderful spot to enjoy oysters with a glass of bubbly.

 

DOUBLE 8 DAIRY
Why water buffalo gelato? It is the creamiest, richest, best tasting gelato you will ever have! The Candy Cap Mushroom flavor is out of this world!

TOLUMA FARMS
Incredible goat cheese! I like the Liwa, oh, and the Kenne, and the Assa, and the…

NICK’S COVE
12 cottages and a delicious restaurant, right on Tomales Bay. Nothing beats roasting s’mores in their Boat Shack on a rainy day!

TOMALES BAY OYSTER COMPANY
The oldest shellfish farm in California! Try their tumbled oysters – the Golden Nuggets!

 

STUBBS VINEYARD
Remarkably delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine, made with organic grapes grown completely off the grid! A gem!

BARINAGA RANCH
A lovely sheep farm with one of the best views of Tomales Bay. Their Basque style sheep cheese is spectacular as well!

MARIN FRENCH CHEESE COMPANY
The oldest cheesemakers in the area (they started making Breakfast Cheese in 1865!) Still making great cheese 150 years later!

THE MARSHALL STORE
Enjoy delicious raw, BBQ, and smoked oysters, right on beautiful Tomales Bay. Where my business idea was born!

 

POINT REYES VINEYARDS
Lovely sparkling wine made from their estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.

MARSHALL HOME RANCH
Marissa Thornton restarted her family’s dairy and sells her sheep and Jersey cow milk to the onsite Bleating Heart Cheese Co. Yay!

NICASIO VALLEY CHEESE COMPANY
Organic, farmstead cheese made in beautiful Nicasio. Their Foggy Morning is particularly deeeelicious!

MCEVOY RANCH
Producers of Tuscan-style olive oil, body care products and wine. A stunning property!

TRUE GRASS FARMS
The only organic, grass-fed Wagyu beef in California! They have excellent sustainability practices and focus on restoring rangeland.

 

STEMPLE CREEK RANCH
Wonderful grass-fed beef and lamb raised in the beautiful Tomales area. They have award-winning sustainability practices!

 

FRESH RUN FARM
Organic produce grown in the beautiful Paradise Valley in Bolinas. Peter Martinelli is an inspiration!

Local Organizations

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MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST
MALT is incredible! The land trust has preserved 44,300 acres of farmland since 1980 and is the reason many of the family farms remain!

MARIN ORGANIC
Since founded in 2001, organic acreage in Marin County has grown from 200 to 20,000. Wow!

 

POINT REYES FARMERS’ MARKET
All local, all organic! Held at Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station on Saturdays from 9-1, June-October.

 

MARIN VISITORS BUREAU
The Marin CVB has a great website that will help you make the best of your visit to West Marin!

 

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE ASSOCIATION
Spend some time on the beautiful seashore! Their website will help you plan hikes, activities, classes and more!

 

WEST MARIN FUND
A wonderful non-profit that gives grants to various organizations throughout West Marin.

 

COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ASSOCIATION OF WEST MARIN
West Marin has an affordable housing crisis. CLAM’s mission is to provide affordable housing in an environmentally responsible way.

 

KWMR
KWMR is a home-grown radio station just for West Marin! They provide great programming and are invaluable during emergencies.

West Marin Lodging

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VIA DE LA VISTA
My favorite place in the world…my family’s home in Inverness. You can rent it!

 

POINT REYES SEASHORE LODGE
A large lodge in Olema with great access to the trails.

 

MOTEL INVERNESS
The name “motel” doesn’t do this place justice! It is a lovely place to stay, right on the Tomales Bay wetlands.

 

NICK’S COVE
12 lovely cottages right on the Marshall shore. Perfect for a splurge or a special occasion!

MANKA’S
Luxurious lodging in Inverness, including cabins in the woods and on the water.

BEAR VALLEY INN
A charming inn with restaurants and trails right out of the door.

 

TEN INVERNESS WAY
Right in “downtown” Inverness with a lovely, relaxed feel.

 

TOMALES BAY RESORT
Right on the shores of Tomales Bay with great access for sailing, kayaking or swimming.

 

OSPREY PEAK
A zen getaway in the middle of the Inverness woods. Sooooo peaceful!

 

BLACK HERON INN
A three room in at the base of Tomales Bay. A great place to watch the birds and wildlife!

 

STRAUS HOME RANCH
A beautiful 150 year old farmhouse on the shores of Tomales Bay. A wonderful place to stay with family or friends!

 

COTTAGES AT POINT REYES SEASHORE
Pet friendly cottages in Inverness, right next to the entrance to the park