Latest Straus family organic product: a solo show about its matriarch

October 24, 2022

When Vivien Straus was growing up in West Marin, the newspaper would come a day or two late. The family mail wasn’t addressed with a street, just the town of Marshall and the state. With limited water on the property, which overlooks Tomales Bay and Highway 1, each of the family’s four children had to shower in less than three minutes — and in summer, with reserves even lower, in less than 60 seconds. Even drinking water was rare.

But if you were the child of Marin Agricultural Land Trust co-founder and renowned dairy farmer Ellen Straus, another option was available.

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