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Taste of Marin - Celebrating Marin County Agriculture

Taste of Marin is a feast for the senses - Vietnamese-style seared beef salad with Allstar Organic basil and tomatoes; Drakes Bay smoked oysters on homemade potato chips; Clark Summit pork, Chileno Valley Ranch pears, and Point Reyes Original Blue cheese on a crustini of Brickmaiden bread. Marin has a lot to offer when it comes to fine food and Taste of Marin celebrates it all. Presented by Marin Organic and Marin Agricultural Land Trust, the evening is a celebration of Marin’s agriculture and restaurants.

       “The event is a celebration of local food,” Marin Organic Executive Director Helge Hellberg said. The music and fine food draws in the crowds, but the goal is to highlight what is possible when local agriculture is supported.

       From Peter Martinelli’s winter squash to Jessie Kuhn’s fabulous carrots, guests spend a Sunday late afternoon immersed in the rich agricultural bounty of Marin along with the chefs and restaurants that support them. Guests will have a chance to talk and share dinner with the farmers who grow their food, listen to fantastic music, and enjoy an exciting live auction. “We are showing everyone new opportunities and possibilities to support local agriculture and help keep family farming economically viable in Marin,” Hellberg said.

       Held at Saint Vincent’s in San Rafael on Sunday, September 17th, from 4-9 p.m., Taste of Marin will feature guest speaker Paul Hawken. An environmentalist and advocate for sustainable living, Hawken is the author of Natural Capitalism and numerous other books and articles that express the need to bring business and the environment closer together. The event is sure to sell out. Support local agriculture and purchase your tickets now, visit the Marin Organic website at www.MarinOrganic.org or call (415)663-9667. Tickets are $150 each, $125 for Marin Organic and MALT members. - Sheila Foster, Marin Organic