Farmers Fresh Hour

1440AM KVON

May 30, 2019

Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch, on the history of Stemple Creek Ranch and Marin Agricultural Land Trust. 

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Farmers market debuts in downtown Tomales

Point Reyes Light

May 29, 2019

The market will also feature informational tables from local organizations, with the goal of educating marketgoers on equity, access and sustainability. Marin Agricultural Land Trust will have a table, and in the future, Mr. Frye hopes to see groups like 4-H, Tomales High School or CalFresh with their own.

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New farmers market coming to Tomales

Marin Independent Journal

May 20, 2019

A new farmers markets is set to launch in Tomales on June 1.The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from June to October at Highway 1 and First Street. Local vendors will include Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Hands Full Farm, Bodega Bay Oyster Co., Stemple Creek, Folly Cheese, the Croft at…

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Marin eyes ranch purchase near Novato’s Mount Burdell

Marin Independent Journal

May 14, 2019

Sam Dolcini, who serves on the boards of the Marin County Farm Bureau and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, said, “I understand and completely appreciate this is a big reach, and we in the agricultural community look forward to the opportunity to help shorten that reach with our support.”

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She went from suburban SoCal to humane cattle ranching in West Marin

The Jewish News of Northern California

May 13, 2019

“He would drive over to the ranch some weekends and was on the board of the MALT and would help his dad on the ranch,” Lisa said, referring to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, started by Ellen Straus, matriarch of the Jewish dairy family. “Eventually, he realized that if he didn’t try, he might regret it.”

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Marin moves to extend sales tax for parks

Marin Independent Journal

May 12, 2019

During fiscal 2017-19, Marin County Parks spent $6.49 million of its $13.8 million in Measure A revenues on grants to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to help it acquire four agricultural conservation easements. It also spent $957,313 on vegetation management and fire fuel reduction and $253,748 on road and trail management.

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West Handmade Burgers sells Stemple beef

Sonoma Index Tribune

May 2, 2019

Stemple Creek Ranch was founded as a dairy ranch by Angelo Poncia near Tomales. Now his great-grandson, Loren, and his attorney wife, Lisa, have reinvented and rejuvenated the 1,000-acres into a completely organic and grass-fed cattle ranch. The whole ranch is now protected by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

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Stafford Lake crash kills two fathers

Point Reyes Light

April 17, 2019

“Much of the farming community in Marin is comprised of these families that have been here for generations,” said Jamison Watts, MALT’s executive director. “The knowledge, the experience and the culture that we’re losing with their passing is a blow to the community. Our hearts really go out to the families.”

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A Ranch Reinvented: Stemple Creek Farm Transfer

Capital Press

April 12, 2019

Another important piece of the next generation of the Poncia legacy has been working with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) on conservation easements. The Poncias sold the development rights to their land in protect it in a perpetual easement. Loren says, “Conservation easements are a great tool to keep the ranch going, to help…

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