Friday, February 8, 2013

1 North: Point Reyes Station, Tomales Bay Foods

Tomales Bay Foods  80 4th St./B St., (415) 663-9336.  W-Sun 10-7.  “Taste the coast” by selecting from among the locally grown products sold in this refurbished haybarn. Picnic tables are provided.. 

Cowgirl Creamery  (415) 663-9335.  Tours F at 11:30; reservations required.  Cowgirl’s signature organic Red Hawk cheese, whose orange rind comes from a native area bacteria, can only be made right here (their other cheeses are made in their Petaluma facility).  The cheese-making processs can be viewed through large windows.  All the Cowgirl cheeses can be purchased here, including a large-curd cottage cheese and a buffalo mozzarella, along with other local products and imported artisan cheeses. 

Cowgirl Cantina  (415) 663-9335.  Tasty soups, salads, sandwiches and even roasted organic rotisserie chicken tempt the palate here. 

Susan Hayes Handwovens  (415) 663-8057.  Handknit sweaters, California-made jewelry, an assortment of local and American-made accessories, and handwoven jackets and scarves made in the shop’s own studio (custom orders are taken) are purveyed here. 

More things to do in the Point Reyes area.

View the NPS Point Reyes Natuional Seashore webcam.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.  

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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