Supporting MALT

Community Business Partner Spotlight: Daily Driver

October 1, 2021

In the world of car restorations, a daily driver is a go-to, everyday vehicle.

The owners of Daily Driver, a creamery, wood-fired organic bagel bakery and roastery, want their business to become that same comfortable, community-oriented destination for their regular customers.

Tamara Hicks and David Jablons, owners of Marin’s Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery, opened Daily Driver in 2020. Daily Driver’s boiled, wood-fired bagels paired with cultured butter and the creamery’s organic cream cheese is a natural outgrowth of their farm in West Marin, which has been protected by a MALT easement for a decade. Their cream cheese is one of only two organic ones made in California, created with single-source Jersey cow milk from MALT-protected Silva Dairy, a neighbor of Toluma Farms.

Daily Driver’s boiled, wood-fired bagels paired with cultured butter and the creamery’s organic cream cheese.

Within their 7,000 square foot industrial space in American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, 130 seats overlook a giant window into Daily Driver’s operations.

“We designed the space to give people a first-hand view of our bagel-baking and cheesemaking processes,” said Tamara. “Visitors are so excited to watch it all happen, and it’s important to provide urban dwellers with opportunities to see how the food they eat is put together.”

It’s the same philosophy Tamara and David have at Toluma Farms, where regular public tours allow both kids and adults to meet their 200 goats and 100 sheep and to watch their modern dairy and creamery in action.

MALT is proud to partner with local businesses like Daily Driver that share our common goal of protecting Marin’s agricultural community, local economy, access to healthy food and clean air and water. Learn more about MALT’s Community Business Partners program!