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Shake the Hand that Feeds You
Marin County, CA
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Shake the Hand that Feeds You
A special day-trip to two Great Farms in Marin County. First we board a lounge bus powered by bio-diesel (check out to experience two extraordinary farms first-hand, and enjoy a community pastoral picnic overlooking the vineyards of Marin County. Your hosts will provide delicious snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, you bring a lunch (sharing is encouraged) & wine or beer, if you like.

Sunday, April 26th.
8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Price: $50 for members
         $55 for non-members

Join us on an adventure to two of Northern California's working ranches. Meet the folks who are supplying some of your favorite sustainable grocers, restaurants, and BAMCSA with delicious, happily-raised lamb, pork and rabbit.

Enjoy a walking tour with Don Gilardi and Mark Pasternak through their farms while they discuss their herds, harvest and husbandry from the apex of their production sites.

A day of community and celebration of Spring will begin at:

8:15 am
Meeting point: Lake Merritt BART station (800 Madison Street, Oakland)
*Please arrive no later than 8:15.
For Maps and Parking Please Visit

Bus Returns to Lake Merritt BART Station.

- Our first farm is Red Hill in Western Marin. Owned by Don Gilardi, who in only three years time has made a significant leap into the production of lamb and sheep. He also creates lovely yarns, batting and blankets made from sheeps' wool.

- Our lunch will be on a hill overlooking a beautiful vineyard in Marin County. Please bring a bag lunch or a dish to share for our picnic.  In order to reduce waste, please bring your own plate, silverware and cup too.

- Our second farm is Devil's Gulch, a diversified family farm specializing in the production of pork and rabbit, asparagus, eggs, poultry, sausage and premium wine grapes. Mark Pasternak and his wife Myriam have a 75-acre farm in Marin County.  

Mark will be selling all varieties of pork, sausage and rabbits he produces on the farm, so bring your checkbooks with if you would like to bring something home.

For more info on whole animal purchasing from Devil's Gulch, go to

Please sign up by April 19.
Spaces are limited.



Marin County, CA
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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