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February Fun: Events in Marin

January 30, 2023

Marin’s grasses are greener in February, and it’s a perfect time to venture out for an event — hike, pick up fresh local food at a farmers market, help clean up a favorite park, visit a local dairy, or join an online nature talk.

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Man atop a green hill, looking out at more rolling hills, sunshine, and blue skies. Photo by Paige Green.

Events in Marin: January 2023

December 20, 2022

With the new year upon us, here are a variety of events and activities in Marin in January where you can get outside and enjoy a fresh start to a bright 2023!

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A long dining table full of people sharing food together sits outside in a field in the evening, with a barn and string lights in the background at a field-to-fork event on the land.

Events in Marin: December 2022

November 21, 2022

To enjoy these final weeks of 2022, we’ve highlighted events and activities that give back to and connect us with the natural and working lands of Marin, as well as the entrepreneurial “maker” communities that provide us with food, fiber, and crafts.

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Special Holiday Offerings from Marin County Farms and Ranches

November 18, 2022

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with food and fiber from right here in Marin County.

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Where to Find Local Ice Cream in Marin County

July 25, 2022

Find the best local ice cream, made from locally-source Marin County milk.

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Trailing After Cheese in Marin

February 15, 2022

Love Marin-made cheese? Then you’ll want the California Cheese Trail guide which showcases some of the best cheesemakers in the county.

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Marin County Cheese Makers Recognized by Food and Wine Magazine and Good Food Awards

January 28, 2022

Cheese makers from two Marin County properties with MALT agricultural conservation easements will be in San Francisco March 4 to accept coveted Good Food Award medals for their delectable entries in the Good Food Foundation’s 12th annual competition. The awards recognize “the contributions of American craft food producers in creating a tasty, authentic and responsible…

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What to Know About MALT and Marin’s Measure A

November 29, 2021

Measure A, which levies a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin County, was passed in 2012 with 74% support of county residents.

The vote to renew Measure A doesn’t happen until June 2022, but already there’s plenty of conversation—and, unfortunately, some misconceptions—about the measure, especially as it relates to the portion of the law that goes toward agricultural protection.

Here are some common questions and concerns we hear about Measure A and MALT.

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Food Justice: ‘Our Common Ground’ Conversation Recap

November 26, 2021

Let’s all agree that everyone, everywhere, deserves sufficient, nutritious food. Food justice addresses barriers to making that fundamental principle a reality, as well as solutions to overcome those barriers.

And food justice was the topic of the November 10, 2021, episode of MALT’s ‘Our Common Ground’ conversation, in which MALT CEO Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., moderated a dynamic discussion among four expert panelists.

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Buy Local and Deck Your Holiday Table with the Abundance of Marin County

November 15, 2021

Imagine a kitchen filled with freshly picked fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, ready-to-shuck shellfish, specialty cheeses, and sweet local honey. Now imagine calling friends and family to a holiday table bedecked with artisanal candles, fresh-cut flowers, handmade textiles  — and all the delectable dishes prepared with the ingredients of that harvest-time bounty.

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