Special Holiday Offerings from Marin County Farms and Ranches

Matt Dolkas - MALT

By Matt Dolkas, Senior Manager, Marketing

November 18, 2022

With the holiday season upon us (can you believe it?) it’s that time of year again to come together and celebrate with friends and family. And what better way to celebrate than with food and fiber from right here in Marin County? Tis’ the season!  

We recently reached out to the farmers and ranchers on MALT-protected farmland and a few of them have shared some of the special holiday offerings they have planned (see more below). You can also find a complete list of local producers we’ve partnered with on our Buy Local page—your one stop shop for local goodies grown or raised here in Marin.

Ensuring this abundance of locally produced food is one of the many reasons we work to protect farmland here in the county. Safeguarding this iconic landscape from the threat of development, preserving family farms and keeping local food on your table is what it’s all about.

From all of us at MALT, happy holidays and cheers!

Barinaga Ranch

Looking for some local yarn to knit that holiday scarf or hat? The folks at the Barinaga Ranch have you covered this season and you can order directly from their website. While you’re at it, connect with them to order your certified organic lamb.

Hog Island:

Our friends at Hog Island have lots of salty goodies available this season, curated in their holiday gift guide. And of course, a bag of fresh oysters is always a nice compliment to a holiday feast which you can also order on their website

Little Wing Farm

It’s hard to miss this adorable farmstand on your way to and from Point Reyes Station. Plan a stop in the coming weeks to grab a handmade wreath (picture above) and a sampling year’s final harvest. And bring cash for the stand’s honor system payment collection.

Marin Coast Ranch:

Shopping for your favorite foodie? The Farmhouse Gift Box from this ranch is just what you need, including top sirloin steaks, stew meat, New York strips and ground beef—all raised locally here in Marin County.

Marin French Cheese Co.:

Plan a visit to the Cheese Shop where there are all sorts of gifts and holiday baskets available this time of year. Note that the shop is open seven days a week, but plan a weekend visit to enjoy a cheese sample (11am-3pm). You can also find their cheese and gifts online.

Rossotti Ranch:

From ground veal, to Cornish game hens, to the delicious sausages, there are so many perfect gifts to choose from and they’re all available on the Rossotti’s website. Celebrate the season by supporting this fourth-generation ranching family.

Stemple Creek

This ranch’s holiday boxes and roasts are ready and waiting! You can also build your own box if you have a hankering for something specific from this fourth-generation outfit.

Straus Family Creamery:

It’s eggnog season (yes!) at this family’s creamery and, for me, this is what the season is all about! Eeekkk! You’ll find it’s available at many retail locations in the area, but get it while you can as it’s only available through December!


Eat Local, Stay Connected

Every time you shop, you can choose to support your local food economy and the farmers and ranchers who help steward this vital landscape. Start today!

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