Updated: How to Buy Directly from MALT Producers
By Peter Fugazzotto,
March 24, 2020
With orders for residents of all Bay Area counties to shelter in place, we at MALT want to remind you that, even from the confines of your home, you can make a difference through the simple act of choosing where you buy your food. When you buy local, you support the people who are growing vegetables, milking cows, harvesting eggs and continuing to supply food throughout the Bay Area, even now.
We are so grateful to local ranchers and farmers — and all of the agricultural businesses — working through these challenging times and continuing to provide us with healthy, local food.
But with many restaurants still closed, agriculturalists here in Marin, and across the world, are facing challenges to the long-term health and viability of their businesses.
Here are a few recommendations from us at MALT about how you can continue to support our ranchers and farmers, and our local food system:
Order direct to your door
Barinaga Ranch offers lamb raised on its certified-organic coastal pastures. Contact Barinaga Ranch directly to order.
Bay Area Doorstep Market is an online market recently launched by Edible Marin & Wine Country to help local producers make their products available to the Bay Area and beyond.
Bivalve Dairy’s cheese can be ordered online through Cowgirl Creamery’s new Dairy Partners Collection, a package that also includes Straus butter and Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Order online, have it delivered to your door!
Chi’ken City by Kitty sells eggs that can be picked up at the ranch by texting (707) 790-3582.
Cowgirl Creamery cheeses can be ordered online for delivery directly to your home. Additionally, Cowgirl has just launched a Dairy Partners Collection, a package complete with Straus butter, Bivalve Dairy’ cheese and Cowgirl Creamery cheeses.
Daily Driver is offering their cheese, butter, cream cheese and bagels for online order and delivery around the Bay Area and beyond.
Nicasio Valley Cheese’s organic farmstead cheese can be ordered online for direct shipping to your home.
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company’s cheeses can be ordered online for delivery to your home. If you’d like some pasture-raised meats to pair with your cheeses, Rossotti Ranch is now offering meat and cheese packages for order on their website.
Rossotti Ranch offers overnight shipping of pasture-raised veal and goat, and has discounted many of its packages on its web store, Grotto Rossotti. You can also purchase and pick up meat at the Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Market or schedule a pick up at the ranch. Details can be found on the Rossotti Ranch website.
Stemple Creek Ranch offers online ordering and direct-to-your-door shipping for its 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, lamb and other meats.
Tomales Farmstead Creamery cheeses can now be pre-ordered online for pick up in downtown Tomales on Fridays from 3-5pm. Cheese, butter, and bagels can also be ordered for delivery from the Daily Driver website, their sister business in San Francisco.
Farm boxes for pick up
Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) farmers’ markets are still open, and they have developed a Bounty Box program available for pre-order and curbside pick-up at various market locations.
Conscious Kitchen has come together with local organic farmers to offer a Buy One, Give One farm box.
CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market is still open, and now they offer farm boxes for curbside pick-up.
F.E.E.D. Sonoma has a new FEED.bin farm box, available for pick-up at multiple locations.
Little Wing Farm is offering pre-orders on boxes of produce than can be picked up at the farm on Fridays.
Piezzi Provisions allows you to order products produced in and around Tomales, CA for pick up every Friday from 3 – 5 p.m.
Table Top Farm provides a weekly vegetable box through its Community Supported Agriculture program.
The Tomales Farmers’ Market just launched an online store, which offers products from MALT-protected ranches and a variety of Marin County producers.
Other ways to buy local
You can also find a range of MALTed products at farmers’ markets, farm stands and grocery stores in Marin and throughout the Bay Area. Visit our Buy Local page to learn more.
Note: We will keep this list updated as we get more information from our family of ranchers and farmers. Please check websites listed above since many of these places are adjusting hours based on need.