an association of organic producers in Marin County whose livelihood is
based on a respect for nature and a sense of place. As the primary link
between farmers and eaters, Marin Organic is committed to promoting and
supporting a sustainable, organic county - a county in which growers and
the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence.
Founded in 1999, Marin Organicís mission focuses on the environmental
soundness and economic viability of farming and ranching in Marin
County. Its members include such well-known names as Cowgirl Creamery,
makers of award-winning organic cheeses, Star Route Farms, the oldest
continuously certified organic farm in California, and Straus Family
Creamery, the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi.
In addition to promoting local organic agriculture, Marin Organic has
many projects that address environmental issues, such as Salmon Safe
certification and a popular farmer education workshop series, as well as
a variety of programs which focus on community health, such as its Marin
Organic School Lunch and Gleaning Program, a program that also addresses
underserved communities in Marin.
By restoring ecological and social values to agriculture and realigning
traditional expectations of farming with a holistic understanding of
ecology, Marin Organic aims to re-empower local communities, foster
environmentally sound agriculture and celebrate local food production.
Marin Organic is at the forefront of a movement which is creating a
healthy, sustainable, and safe environment for all beings, today, and
for generations to come.