The Marin Agricultural Land Trust, known to locals as MALT, provides unprecedented access to the farms and ranches of West Marin. Otherwise off limits to the public, these celebrated establishments, most of them situated in rolling coastal hills about an hour north of San Francisco, open their gates for occasional tours and tastings led by MALT members and educators. A day with MALT might mean a burrata cheese-making workshop with SF Milkmaid Louella Hill, an Italian Harvest dinner at Moore Ranch in Nicasio, moving cattle across the pastures at Stemple Creek, or a field-to-fork supper at Fresh Run Farms in Bolinas showcasing the culinary talents of chef Sarah Hodge from Cowgirl Creamery. Some events, like sheep-shearing and nature-oriented experiences, can be great fun for families. Farm tours and food events sell out far in advance, but sign up for MALT’s e-newsletter, and you’ll be the first to know about these coveted gatherings.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust - Hikes, Tours & Tastings