There is a little known secret in the world of *family fun* and it's called Marin Organic. I know, I know, it doesn't sound right, but trust me. I've had the good fortune of accessing some pretty amazing things in our local agriculture just by being on the Marin Organic email list. Go to their website, sign up for their emails, or better yet, do your community a favor and become a member, it starts at just $40 year. Besides supporting an incredible organization, that in turn supports local farming and farmland, you will be privy to some incredible opportunities for you and your family.
Like this past Saturday when I signed the family up to take a private tour of Clark Summit Farm outside of Tomales. Third generation farmer, Liz, and her husband Dan, were more than welcoming when they allowed a handful of us to walk their land. They only laid down one rule, "Don't pick up the baby pigs."
And there were hundreds of them!!! It was enough to make your heart melt. The kids were in heaven and the baby was squealing just like a piglet. It's a shame those baby pigs don't like to be held!
After our visit to the farm, and at the recommendation of Kerry, from Marin Organic, we headed back into town and stopped at the Tomales deli for an incredible lunch of local, organic fare. The kids were able to order chicken tenders, (cooked to order and made with, get this -- real, honest-to-goodness chicken!!! Woo-hoo!), while Daddy enjoyed a grass fed burger and I, a locally caught albacore tuna melt.