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  • Location:Point Reyes Station, Marin County
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

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

Located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County is well-known for its incredible artisan cuisine—and this small-group tour highlights some of its best. Sample wines and gourmet cheeses, go oyster tasting and try fresh-baked breads as well as pastries, meats and produce. Along the way, your guide will fill in the details of Marin’s sustainable food production, its agricultural methods and details on local history and land preservation. The tour concludes with a leisurely picnic at Tomales Bay.

For a personalized experience, the tour is limited to no more than seven people. 


  • 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

Begin your culinary Best of Marin County Food adventure at Tomales Bay Foods in Point Reyes Station, where your guide will be waiting for you. Here, you’ll hear a brief culinary history of West Marin before embarking on your foodie tour. Come hungry for this behind-the-scenes visit to seven local businesses, all of which provide complimentary tastings. En route your guide will fill you in on the details of Marin’s artisan food production as well as provide info on regional history, sustainable agricultural methods and local land preservation.

You don’t have to travel far for your first stop: Cowgirl Creamery, located within Tomales Bay Foods. Here, you get a sampling of seven distinct and delicious cheeses, each one with its own interesting story. Then it’s off to Brickmaiden Breads. This bakery is not typically open to the public, but you get special access and an up close look at how bread is made—and then get to taste the results!

Next head over to Point Reyes’ Bovine Bakery to buy some edible goodies of you own (extra cost). A short drive brings you to Marin Sun Farms, known for its selection of 100% grass-fed meats. Enjoy a burger served with mouthwatering sweet potato fries and fresh greens, as well as a 10% discount on anything you’d like to purchase on your own.

Your next stop is Table Top Farm on the Point Reyes mesa—a perfect spot for getting your week’s farm-fresh veggies. Thirsty? It’s time for a little wine tasting with a stop at either Point Reyes Vineyards (Saturdays and Sundays), where you’ll sample seven different varietals, or Heidrun Meadery (Thursdays and Fridays), known for its delightful sparkling honey wine.

Your tour concludes with a visit to Hog Island Oyster Farm and a sampling of Hog Island’s Sweetwater oysters—taken fresh from Tomales Bay. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch (see Itinerary for sample menu) crafted from local foods while relaxing beside the water. 


Sample Menu
Raw and barbecued oysters
Brick oven bread
Triple crème Brie
Local chutney
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!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The Tour was great. Wonderful food, wonderful guide. I would recommend this for everyone.


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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