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

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    What to Expect
    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 enjoy local pastries and learn all about the local history of West Marin.

    Next, it's time for cheese. Cowgirl Creamery, located within Tomales Bay Foods, is famous for their luscious cheeses. You get to sample all six of their 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 the Bakery to taste some comforting chai and learn about the cute town of Point Reyes Station.

    A short drive brings you to Marin Sun Farms, known for its selection of grass-fed meats. Enjoy a burger tasting with sweet potato fries, onion rings, fried brussels sprouts, and salad. Finish that off with some water buffalo gelato. 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 at Heidrun Meadery, 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. Come hungry for this incredible tour!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cowgirl Creamery, 80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by 7-passenger van
    • Picnic lunch
    • All tastings
    • Professional guide
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • Discounts at select shops during tour
    • Entry/Admission - Tomales Bay State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Heidrun Meadery
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Beer and wine available for purchase
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please note guests are responsible for transport to and from Point Reyes Station. Uber/Lyft are NOT available as it is a rural town and we recommend renting a car or using pre-booked car service if necessary.
    • Tours run rain or shine
    • Sunblock, hats and dressing in layers is recommended as weather can be unpredictable
    • Cooler and cold packs are encouraged. There are lots of great foods to purchase during the tour
    • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches (1.4 meters). Child seats are not provided on the tour
    • Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated. For vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free guests, please advise at time of booking if you require special meals
    • Bring cash for additional purchases. Some businesses do not accept credit or debit cards.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    So much fun, so much food! I've done one other food tour, in Portland, and this was just as amazing. Great info, wonderful food, fantastic guide (Alex, you rock!) all in all it was a super fun day and I would recommend to anyone looking...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank pattyhop
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Glad to hear it and thank you for taking the time to review!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a group of 8 friends take the tour. What a great experience. Alex is so knowledgeable and interesting and full of energy. I learned things about the Point Reyes area that I never knew. Great food! I highly recommend taking the tour!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Ann M
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the kind review! We had such a fabulous day with your group.

    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic day! Learnt so much about a beautiful area and amazing fresh food! Plus our guide Kaya was just the best! Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Angelyn H
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

    Thank you for the kind words, we really appreciate having engaged customers. Hope to see you back sometime!

    Reviewed 4 August 2019

    From start to finish, Katie was a terrific guide with unbelievable amounts of knowledge! We are a curious group, and she was able to answer all of our questions on everything from bee pollination to oyster habitat. Each stop was an adventure in food and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kimberley T
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Thank you for this great review! We love enthusiastic and curious tour guests - brings us such joy. Hope to see you again for a future tour.

    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Kate was our tour guide for the day, and she was fabulous, so energetic and passionate about the land of Marin county. We loved all of the stops and thought it was a great way to experience this area. So much good food!! Thanks, Kate!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Angeline O
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Thank you for the review! We will be sure to pass along your enthusiasm to Kate, who is such an amazing guide and we are glad to hear you feel the same way.

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