Around Marin County
- Don't miss the Annual Fall Plant Sale and Native Feast Day at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day, with the Native Feast Day Celebration on Sunday from 12 - 3 p.m. Enjoy a day on the farm including: live music, farm tours, bouquet-making, tastings, garden advice, and face painting. Jump start your fall garden with certified organic vegetable starts, culinary and tea herbs, annual and perennial flowers, berries, fruit trees and native plants for sale.
All of Marin County’s Agricultural Producers are invited to an upcoming reception at The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company at 4700 Hwy 1 in Pt. Reyes Station to learn about GROWN LOCAL Marin County and what it can do for your business on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Local cheese, hors d’oeuvres, local wine and beer will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 9 to Leah at The Fork at 415-663-8880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mike and Sally Gale of Chileno Valley Ranch are opening up the ranch to families interested in picking apples, pears, and tomatoes for the seventh year. They are open all nine Sundays in September and October from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They have 17 different varieties that will ripen over the next two months, and also offer ground beef and pork for sale in one pound packages from their own animals.
- Celebrate Marin's seasonal bounty at Savor Marin - an evening of locally grown foods, wines, and artisan beers, as well as stories from some of Marin's delectable stars. Saturday, October 12 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., $35 in advance and $40 at the door -- tickets available now.
- Congratulations to Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales for winning the 2013 J.W. Jamison Perpetual Trophy at this year's Sonoma County Fair for his ranching practices that emphasize biodiversity and environmental awareness.
- Canvas Ranch harvested its third year of heirloom grains last month. In addition to farro and golden flax, they hand-harvested a half acre test plot of rye for bread and beer with scythes and sickles. The stalks were sent to Ukiah for threshing and milling, and should be back soon.
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- After almost two years, the Mendocino County Meat Plant (MCMP) Study is complete and the 92-page report is available for download as a pdf. The study examined a proposed project for a small-scale multi-species USDA-inspected meat plant that would primarily serve ranchers in Mendocino and Lake Counties.
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