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MALT Event Photos

MALT offers a variety of events that give you unique opportunities to connect with West Marin farmers, ranchers, and other people who care about preserving local farms and food.  Check out some of our event slideshows to get a taste of the what we have to offer!  Want to see what's next up?  See a list of our upcoming Events & Programs.


Slideshow: Tour de MALT 2017  

Tour de MALT 2017

July 22, 2017

MALT supporters rode 53 miles through the West Marin countryside, passing more than 40 MALT-protected ranches along the way.


Slideshow: Beer, Brats & Barn Dance  

Beer, Brats & Barn Dance

July 8, 2017

MALT supporters spent a summer afternoon at MALT-protected Stemple Creek Ranch learning about raising animals sustainably while enjoying craft beer, locally-made grilled sausages, live music and dancing.


Slideshow: Tour de MALT 2017  

Walker Creek Ranch Hike & Ice Cream Social

May 7, 2017

MALT supporters hiked the trails at Walker Creek Ranch - 1,720 acres of working rangeland, lush forest and diverse wildlife habitat protected by MALT since 1986.


Slideshow: Wildflower Walk at Leiss Ranch 2017  

Wildflower walk at leiss Ranch

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day 2017, MALT supporters walked through the superbloom at Leiss Ranch, protected by MALT since 2003. 

Botanists have identified 100 species of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees on this beautiful healthy land. 


MALT Directors' Barbecue 2016 Slideshow  

DIRECTORS' BARBECUE 2016

September 24, 2016

MALT thanks our supporters with a farm dinner at the bountiful Dolcini Red Hill Ranch in Hicks Valley, sourced completely from the land.


Tour de MALT 2016 Slideshow  

Tour de MALT 2016

JULY 23, 2016

Our annual bike ride through the rolling hills of West Marin brought over 300 supporters on 40- and 60-mile routes through our beautiful rural landscapes, protected forever by MALT.


Farm Supper 2016: Long Meadow Ranch Slideshow  

Farm Supper: Long Meadow Ranch

JULY 9, 2016

MALT hosted a farm-to-table dinner in a barn in Tomales sourced completely from the two Long Meadow Ranch properties. Guests were visited by friendly Highland cattle.


Slideshow - Member Hike 2016  

Member Hike 2016: Black Mountain Ranch

June 11, 2016

MALT members hiked the iconic mountain and toured Black Mountain Ranch, an excellent example of diversified land use.


Wellness and Yoga Retreat slideshow  

yoga and wellness retreat

October 25, 2015

We spent the day at Stemple Creek Ranch, exploring the connections between healthy land and healthy people.


Directors' Barbecue Slideshow  

Directors' Barbecue 2015

September 26, 2015

MALT supporters and friends gathered in the big red barn at Stemple Creek Ranch for our annual thank-you lunch and celebration.


Tour de MALT slideshow  

Tour de MALT 2015

July 11, 2015

Photos from our annual barn-to-barn bike tour of Marin County's beautiful, protected rural landscape.


Measure A Hike slideshow  

Measure A Thank-You Hike

June 20, 2015

To thank Marin County voters for passing Measure A, a 2012 sales tax benefiting farmland and open space protection, we hosted a hike on Thacher Ranch, the first property protected with Measure A funds.


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Ranches & Rolling Hills Landscape Art Show & Sale

May 16 and 17, 2015

MALT's 18th annual benefit art show features original landscape paintings inspired by Marin's working lands.


MALT Day 2014 slideshow  

MALT Day 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch sets the scene for this fun family day of crafts, food, and - of course - lots of pumpkins.


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Directors' BBQ 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

MALT supporters gathered at Cow Track Ranch in Nicasio for a hearty local meal prepared and served right on the ranch. 


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Field to Fork Italian Harvest Supper

Saturday, September 13, 2014

After a burrata cheesemaking workshop, we sat down to a fresh Italian harvest supper under the skies.


 

Tour de MALT

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thanks for joining MALT in West Marin for the tastiest cycling event around.


 

Field to Fork Summer Supper

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A delicious summer supper cooked outside by chef David Wilcox on Thacher Ranch in Chileno Valley.


 

 

Corporate Circle Thank You

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Annual appreciation event for MALT's business members. Held at Thornton Ranch in Tomales.


 

 

Members Hike at Barboni Ranch

Saturday, June 14, 2014

MALT members enjoyed a walk and picnic at Barboni Ranch in Chileno Valley.


 

Ranches & Rolling Hills Landscape Art Show and Sale

May 17-18, 2014

MALT's 17th annual art show, featuring art from the farmland of West Marin.


 

Wildflowers in the Fields

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Hikers enjoyed a sunny day at Leiss Ranch in Petaluma hunting for wildflowers.


 

Legacy Giving Circle Event at Farmshop

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

A special event for members of MALT's planned giving society.


 

For the Love of Cheese

Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014

Local artisan cheeses, cheesemakers, libation pairings and kid goats made for a splendid day at Toluma Farms in Tomales.


 

Conversation with Jamison

Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014

This special donor event at Guideboat Co. in Mill Valley featured stellar food and insights from MALT's Executive Director Jamison Watts.

 


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Restore a Stream Day at Leiss Ranch

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

MALT supporters planted trees, installed duck boxes and helped make this stream an inviting place for wildlife. Their hard work means restored habitat on this MALT-protected ranch and beyond.


 

MALT Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Nicasio Valley Farms is the site of our annual MALT Day the Pumpkin Patch. This free event attracts thousands of visitors and features local food booths, music, hands-on activities like cheesemaking, and, of course, lots of pumpkins.


 

Vintage Car Collectors Meet-Up at Thornton Ranch

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013

Guests shared their love of vintage automobiles, trucks and farm equipment at this meet-up at Thornton Ranch in Tomales. A caravan radio tour past MALT-protected farms was followed by a spread of artisan cheeses and lunch, then a flatbed truck a tour of the ranch.


 

Meet the Locals: Field to Fork Supper at Fresh Run Farms

Saturday Aug. 10, 2013

Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas was the scene of MALT's second field to fork supper. Hosted by farmer Peter Martinelli and Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook, this inspiring and delicious dinner showcased the culinary talents of Chef Sarah Hodge from Cowgirl Creamery.