When it comes to enjoying the best locally sourced food California has to offer, Marin County is a world-class destination just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon outing or a weekend getaway, you’ll find fresh, locally sourced food, community activities, and goods at Marin's many farmers markets, including the yearround markets at Marin Country Mart in Corte Madera and the Marin Farmers Market in San Rafael (Sundays and Thursdays). 

If you want to taste the freshness of farm-to-table cuisine but don’t want to do all the shopping and cooking yourself, Marin County has a wide range of restaurants serving healthy meals made from local ingredients.

Cheese lovers should follow the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail through miles of lush green pastures where dozens of dairy farms offer regular tastings from a number of outstanding cheesemakers. Make sure to visit the Marin French Cheese Company, Cowgirl Creamery, and the Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, which are all open daily. The Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. is by appointment.

Eating fresh, locally sourced food is about more than just leading a healthier lifestyle. It’s about the entire cycle of food production, from seed to dinner tables. When you eat food produced by Marin County farmers, you can taste the difference.