Grown in Marin
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Grown in Marin

Around Marin County December 2010

Marin Farm News:

  • Pey-Marin Vineyards was honored on September 29 at the James Beard House, New York City, when its 2008 Pey-Marin Riesling was served at a dinner celebrating Marin-grown produce. 
  • Cowgirl Creamery has just opened Sidekick, a cheese and dairy-centric eatery, at a space next to their cheese shop at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
 Upcoming Events - Save the Dates:
  • The Annual Grafting Workshop will be held February 24, 2011, at Indian Valley College. More info to come. 
  • Sonoma County Food Forum, February 24, 2011, 8:30-4:30. Call UCCE Sonoma, 707-565-2621, for information.

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Two important items from Ag Commmissioner/Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA):
  • Ag Commmissioner/MOCA has just hired a new Inspector Trainee to help with organic/MOCA inspections and weights and measures inspections. MOCA is accepting organic certification applicants. For organic certification applications or questions, please call 415-499-6700 and speak to Anita Sauber or Jeff Stiles.  
  • USDA has provided funds to the CDFA Organic Program for organic certification cost share reimbursement. All operations that have been certified by a USDA-accredited certifier are eligible for certification reimbursements. Eligible entities will be reimbursed up to 75 percent of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $750 for the period of 10/1/2010 to 9/30/2011. Applications can be downloaded at the CDFA website at:
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