Kids – Relive The Summer Again!

For many in the Bay Area, the first day of school has already happened, but you can relive the summer this weekend as the Point Reyes Farmers Market has its first ever Kids & Families Day. This Saturday, August 29, head to Point Reyes Station for the freshest and most local produce as well as…



Late Summer in Point Reyes

100th Anniversary Party at the Point Reyes Hostel Sunday, August 23, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hostelling International’s Point Reyes Hostel hosts a BYO picnic in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore, celebrating 100 years of the worldwide hostelling movement. Enjoy complimentary Lagunitas beer, organic lemonade, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches, and bring…



Box Show Starts Today

The 2009 Box Show at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station starts today. This is the 11th year of the popular show; this year it features 150 artists making art out of the same simple pine box (14 in wide, 7 in high and 5 in deep). Take a stop on your way back…



Tule Elk Rut and Berry Season

What’s happening in the park in mid-summer 2009. The first rumblings of the tule elk rut or breeding season – harems are being formed around bull elk; the male bugling sounds are being heard out at Tomales Point. The rut begins in early August and continues through the fall. Volunteers staff the trail on weekends…



West Marin through new eyes

Sharing West Marin experiences through Point Reyes Weekend is a real pleasure. But I really enjoy reading a good writer’s first trip through the area. Jonathan Levitt recounts his first trip to Point Reyes and West Marin in the Boston Globe. Traveling around the country, asking people about their favorite places, and about their most…



Market Talk: Wild Blue Farm

Market Talk is a series of interviews with the farmers and vendors of the Point Reyes Farmers Market. The Wild Blue Farm stand at the Point Reyes Farmers Market is impossibly colorful with the produce looking much too good to eat.  Throughout the season, Wild Blue will offer everything from edible flowers to pumpkins to…



Scenes from a Point Reyes July 4th

Here are some photos of the Independence Day fun in Point Reyes, Bolinas, Inverness and the surrounding area. The Inverness Fourth of July foot races are for all ages. (Photo by Rob Lawson) The reading of the Declaration of Independence for the Inverness locals. The Point Reyes Farmers Market was lush with local produce (Photo…



Drakes Estero Oyster Farm: Hear Both Sides

For the last few years, there has been a pretty good controversy about the oyster farm located at Drakes Estero. The lease for the farm expires in a few years and battle lines have been drawn about the renewal of such a lease. Scott Shafer of KQED’s Forum moderated a lively debate among these guests:…



Long Days, Good Weather and the Farmers Market

Get out here this first full summer weekend.  The weather is predicted to be very nice and the wonderful Point Reyes Farmers Market opens (get there by 10a for an opening toast to the season). While you are enjoying the long days, keep an eye out for jellies washed up on the beaches; they are…



Guest Letter: So I Love… My Farmers Market

This is a guest letter by Lyons Filmer, Point Reyes Farmers Market Steering Committee member. A poem of gratitude, a letter of blessings – beautiful texts written about the special qualities we see in our everyday lives. Writings by West Marin School student Adrian Vega and farmer Sandy Dierks are my inspirations as this year’s Point…