Food, Supporting MALT

Make it a MALTed Holiday Season! Gift ideas for you.

November 19, 2019

‘Tis the season… to celebrate with a cornucopia of amazing food and gift ideas from MALT-protected lands.

While you can get delicious food and local fibers year-round from the MALT-protected farms and ranches of Marin, our vibrant agricultural community also offers seasonal products that will make your holiday gatherings all the merrier.

Without further ado here’s our list of special products and gift ideas for the 2019 holiday season.

And remember, you can always find a list of products from MALT farms and ranches on our Buy Local page.

Eggnog from Clover and Straus

What holiday season is complete without warm fires and a mug or two of eggnog?

Luckily for you, you’ve got two different choices for eggnogs from MALT-protected lands.

A favorite for the holidays, Straus Family Creamery’s old-fashioned Organic Eggnog is rich and creamy and is available in November and December at select retailers. Here’s a list of where to find it.

The Clover family loves holiday traditions, and they make an eggnog too. Indulge in this creamy, perfectly spiced nog, made with milk sourced from several MALT-protected dairies! Look for it where you pick up your Clover products.

Devil’s Gulch Cheese from Cowgirl Creamery

Liven up this year’s holiday gatherings with a special winter cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.

Cowgirl Creamery’s seasonal cheese, Devil’s Gulch, starts with organic Holstein milk from Bivalve Dairy, run by the Taylor Family on MALT-protected Bianchini Ranch. The rich wheels of cheese are dusted with sweet and spicy ground peppers from Allstar Organics, which grows produce on the MALT-protected Lafranchini Ranch in Nicasio.

This special cheese is a seasonally-limited product so grab a wheel before they’re gone!

Dog Treats from Rossotti Ranch

Don’t forget your furry friends this holiday season!

Rossotti Ranch, MALT-protected since 2017, offers a variety of products ranging from goat bones to the veal power pack for your faithful companions. You can even create a custom pack for your pup.

Check out all the offerings from Rossotti Ranch.

Holiday Box Specials from Stemple Creek Ranch

Looking for winter treats for the meat lover in your family? Stemple Creek Ranch, MALT-protected since 1992, is offering some amazing box specials this winter. Choose from a box of assorted pasture-raised meats, or a stocking stuffer box containing beef jerky, swag and home goods.

Here are the links to Stemple Creek Ranch’s four tantalizing boxes:

Even better? Stemple Creek Ranch will ship direct to your home to make your holiday shopping a breeze.


Thank you for supporting MALT and Marin’s prospering agricultural community. These special products are available in part because MALT conservation easements ensure Marin’s working farms and ranches remain in agriculture, forever. This long-term security has helped support innovative agriculture in West Marin, producing high-quality products to enjoy this winter and throughout the year!