Food

Sheltering in place? Here’s how you can order food directly from MALT-protected producers.

March 24, 2020

With the recent order 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 — as they work to continue to provide us with healthy, local food.  

But with restaurants closing, 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 local food systems:

Direct to Consumer Options

Barinaga Ranch offers lamb raised on its certified-organic coastal pastures. Contact Barinaga Ranch directly to order. https://barinagaranch.com/

Chi’ken City by Kitty sells eggs that can be picked up at the ranch by texting (707) 790-3582.

Nicasio Valley Cheese’s organic farmstead cheese can be ordered on its website for direct shipping to your home. https://nicasiocheese.com/collections/our-cheese

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.  https://rossottiranch.com/grotto-rossotti/

Stemple Creek Ranch offers shipping of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, lamb and other meats direct to your door in all 50 states. https://stemplecreek.com/shop

Toluma Farms will ship its cream cheese and butter (and bagels) to you from its business in the city, Daily Driver. Order on the Daily Driver website. https://dailydriver.com/

Little Wing Farm is offering pre-orders on boxes of produce than can be picked up at the farm on Fridays. https://littlewingfarm.wixsite.com/order

Where to Find MALTed Products

You can find a range of MALTed products at farmers’ markets, farm stands and grocery stores in Marin and throughout the Bay Area. Please check websites listed below as many hours of operation may change.

San Rafael Farmers’ Market — Marin Civic Center

Thursdays

8 a.m. — 1 p.m.

https://agriculturalinstitute.org/directory/listing-details/thursday-san-rafael-market

San Rafael Farmers’ Market — Marin Civic Center

Sundays

8 a.m. — 1 p.m.

https://agriculturalinstitute.org/directory/listing-details/sunday-san-rafael-market

San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

https://cuesa.org/

Larkspur — Farmers’ Market at Marin Country Mart

Saturdays 9 a.m. — 2 p.m.

https://www.marincountrymart.com/farmers-market

Bivalve Dairy Cheese can be found at Petaluma Market, Oliver’s Markets, The Palace Market, Toby’s Feed Barn, Brickmaiden Café, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Saint Helena, Woodlands Market in Kentfield and both Good Earth Market locations in Fairfax and Mill Valley! 

Chi’ken City by Kitty eggs can be found at Scotty’s Market in Terra Linda, Farmer Joe in Oakland and Andy’s Markets in San Rafael.

Tomales Bay Pasture eggs can be found at the Palace Market in Point Reyes Station and other grocery stores in the Bay Area.

Pozzi Ranch Lamb is currently available at all Whole Foods Markets in Northern California.

Table Top Farm provides a weekly vegetable box through its Community Supported Agriculture program. http://www.tabletopfarm.net/csa/

Little Wing Farm, three miles east of Point Reyes Station on Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road, provides farm fresh vegetables and flowers.

Clover sources milk from family farms in Marin and Sonoma counties, many of which are MALT-protected! Find its products at your favorite groceries. https://cloversonoma.com/

Straus Family Creamery offers milk, butter, cream and ice cream and is available at your favorite groceries. https://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/

Visit our Buy Local page

You can also visit our Buy Local page and make a personal commitment to purchase from local producers in the coming weeks.

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.