5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Point Reyes Station, Marin County
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Enjoy an insider’s journey into Marin’s incredible culinary scene! Just north of San Francisco, this area is famous for its artisan food culture. Sample wines, cheeses, breads, pastries, produce and meats, all while learning about Marin’s sustainable food production, agriculture, land preservation and history from your expert guide. Finish with a picnic overlooking beautiful Tomales Bay.

This small-group tour is limited to seven people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Marin food tour with all tastings included
  • Take behind-the-scenes tours of seven local businesses including Hog Island Oyster Farm
  • Sample breads, cheeses, produce, wine, oysters and more
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Tomales Bay
  • Learn about the culinary history of Marin from your expert guide
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your passionate guide really takes you behind the scenes and shows you the best of the artisanal food community of Marin. The tastings are all fantastic and the wine-tasting stop is a nice bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Best of Marin County Food Tour: Hog Island Oyster Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Brickmaiden Breads

Enjoy a Picnic of Locally Grown and Crafted Foods

Your Marin food tour starts at Tomales Bay Foods in Point Reyes Station, where you’ll meet your expert guide and receive a brief culinary history of West Marin. Then, it's off to explore seven local businesses to get a glimpse into this region’s famous food culture. At each place you visit, you’ll take a behind-the-scenes tour, and all tastings are included.

Start at Cowgirl Creamery, located inside Tomales Bay Foods, where you’ll savor seven cheeses and learn the story behind each one. Take a stroll next door to Brickmaiden Breads – not open to the public – where you’ll feel like a privileged insider as you peak inside to witness the hard work that goes into every loaf of bread. Enjoy a fresh loaf from their wood-fire oven before heading to the Point Reyes icon, Bovine Bakery, to purchase some goodies (own expense).

Next, hop in the van and make your way to Marin Sun Farms where you'll indulge in a burger with sweet potato fries and fresh greens. Check out their impressive selection of 100% grass-fed meats, and enjoy a 10% discount on any item that catches your eye.

Explore the fields of Table Top Farm on the Point Reyes mesa and purchase some farm-fresh veggies from their farmstand. Then, sip seven different wines at Point Reyes Vineyards (Saturdays and Sundays) or taste delicious sparkling honey wine at Heidrun Meadery (Thursdays and Fridays).

Your last stop is Hog Island Oyster Farm, where you can try Hog Island’s Sweetwater oysters fresh from Tomales Bay and enjoy a gourmet locavore lunch on their delightful picnic grounds (see Itinerary for sample menu) while enjoying views of beautiful Tomales Bay.

Throughout your tour, you’ll learn about Marin’s artisan food production, sustainable agriculture, land preservation and local history. You’ll leave this food-filled tour with a happy belly!

Itinerary

Sample Menu
Raw and barbecued oysters
Brick oven bread
Triple crème Brie
Apples
Nuts
Local chutney
Cookies
Sparkling non-alcoholic drinks


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our tour of Marin County with Elizabeth was fantastic! Touring with Elizabeth was like spending a very informative and casual day with an old friend. She is a native of Marin County and knows its history, current environment, and all of its great people. This is a great way to get to know an area close to wine country and San Francisco in a very relaxed way. I highly recommend spending a day with Elizabeth. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with her!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The Tour was great. Wonderful food, wonderful guide. I would recommend this for everyone.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Amazing! Elizabeth was so sweet and took us to the best restaurants! Would definitely go again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour is AMAZING. Elizabeth takes fabulous care of her guests and because she's such a part of the community, you really feel like a local when you're in Point Reyes Station and touring all of the different food shops/facilities. We ate so much and so well that day. We had fresh pastries, freshly baked bread, chai, Cowgirl Creamery cheeses, burgers and sides, sparkling mead, and raw and barbecued oysters. My girlfriends and I were celebrating a baby shower while the other couple on the tour was celebrating their 11th anniversary. I would highly recommend this tour for any special occasion and or simply for a lovely day out on the coast. 5 stars!
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