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Tomales Farmstead


Tomales Farmstead Creamery is located on Toluma Farms, just outside of the town of Tomales, CA. Owners David Jablons and Tamara Hicks (along with their two daughters, Josy and Emmy) purchased the 160-acre property in 2003. When they first moved to the property, it needed serious land restoration after years of misuse. Partnering with local conservation groups, they spent four years rehabilitating the property. Once complete in 2007, with the assistance of a few land grant programs, the Hicks-Jablons family decided to revive the dairy program that the land was originally used for and purchased a small herd of goats. With another grant, the farm was finally ready to start producing cheese and in 2012, this dream became a reality. Inspired by the Miwok tribe that once inhabited the lands of Coastal Marin, everyone at Toluma Farms considers themselves to be farmer-environmentalists. Committing to being faithful stewards of the land, the team is constantly trying to restore and improve the property, from the soil quality, to the flora, to their watershed and creeks. Today, Tomales Farmstead Creamery makes Italian-inspired cheeses from their organic herd of 200 goats and 100 sheep.