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Hidden Bounty of Marin

Marin UC Cooperative Extension presents

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Farm Families in Transition


Marin County, California, is an extraordinary place with an exceptional community of farmers and ranchers. Traditional cattle, dairy and sheep ranchers live and work alongside oyster farmers, cheese makers and vegetable producers, bringing us high quality, local and organic food. The land they steward provides watershed protection and habitat for an amazing diversity of birds, plants, and wildlife. This documentary brings into sharp focus the lives and work of nine farm families in transition, capturing the depth of commitment and passion of the real "Hidden Bounty of Marin."

Celebrating its food-farm connections, Hidden Bounty features the Marin community gastronomic players in their glory and drama. This visual representation of the emotions, economics, and ecology that drive local food success leaves the viewer hopeful and empowered. Few foodsheds have been as progressive as Marin in connecting all the dots - watch and learn. - Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms

Narrated by Peter Coyote
Written & Directed by: Steve Quirt & Ellie Rilla
Executive Producer: Rick Tucker
Director of Photography: Dave Fix

Funding was provided by: Marin Community Foundation, Marin County Board of Supervisors, and California Communities Program, UC Davis

Produced at Novato Public Access Television

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