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Giacomini Dairy Farm tour, Thursday, October 24, 2019
The Giacomini Dairy Farm is an iconic, and picturesque, West Marin Dairy Farm on the East side overlooking Tomales Bay just North of Pt Reyes Station. It is a 1000-head dairy farm which makes some of its cheeses from milk produced on its farm, so can be called a" Farmstead “cheese company.

The tour is of the dairy farm first, followed by a cheese tasting on the lovely patio next to its visitor center. The farm is an exemplar of sustainable, organic dairy farming with a technologically sophisticated methane recapture system powering 65% of the farm’s energy needs and is an example of land being protected in West Marin to sustain the agricultural heritage of the area close to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
001 The East side overlooking Tomales Bay
002 The Giacomini Dairy Farm is an iconic, and picturesque, West Marin Dairy Farm
003 Holsteins out to pasture
004 Our wonderful guide, Cathy
005 Pregnant cows get to eat and rest
006 Moo
007 Individual shelters for calves
008 Cutie
009 They each have their own back yard
010 Methane recapture provides 65% of the energy needs for the farm
011 The methane digester
012 Organic feed includes canola pellets, cottonseed, corn, alfalfa, hay and whey
013 More
014 The patio from the garden
015 We enjoyed wine and cheese on the patio
016 Home-made blue cheese
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