Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. This place is truly magical. For several decades they have been a model for organic farming. If you have ever been to the farmers market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco you have probably seen their wonderful produce for sale. The Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason uses the bounty from the farm in every meal they create. The restaurant on the property, wasn’t on our itinerary, but we look forward to eating there on our next visit.
This really is a Buddhist Zen Meditation Center. The calm that settled on us as we walked the farm was much needed and welcomed. There was no cell phone service so no interruptions as we enjoyed the quite that this place provided. We had to keep telling ourselves “this really is a working farm” as all around us people were working in the patchwork fields of new lettuces and chard.
The farm was ripe with fruit trees of all kinds. Pears, plums and apples in several varieties and various stages of ripeness. Its not every day you get to see just how something grows.
Your first introduction to the garden starts with these beautiful fruit trees then opens into a beautiful flower garden. There are bees everywhere, from small hives scattered around the farm that added to the lovely sites and sounds.
Spearmint had been harvested for the farmers market but we think it makes a lovely bouquet. They also have a green house where all the magic starts.
If you continued walking through the farm you end up at the Pacific Ocean. As we walked we could hear the ocean long before we could see it. It was a very cloudy day but still wonderful to see. We hope you enjoyed the tour of this beautiful place. We would love to know if you have ever visited Muir Beach area or other parts of Marin County.
Modern Day Forager