J & T Jams 590 Wilson Ave, Novato, CA94947 J & T Jams offers a variety of delicious homemade jams, lemon curd and apple butter. Order through the company's…More email (email@example.com), or place your order through their soon-to-be up and running Web site. During the summer you can also buy J & T Jams at the Novato and Fairfax Farmers Markets. Mention the company's Web site and receive a free 2-oz jar, compliments of J & T Jams.
The UCCE office on Novato Boulevard is one of 64 regional offices around the state that oversees all things related…More to agriculture. David Lewis, who specializes in watershed management, is the director of the Marin office and oversees 16 others.
The office is home to the Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission, the local 4-H youth group, Marin Master Gardeners and Grown In Marin, which oversees programs such as Marin Farmers Markets. Staffers in this office also focus on nutrition, agritourism, watershed management, consumer sciences, organic/sustainable agriculture, pest management and ag diseases such as Sudden Oak Death.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditure of money obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations.
More than half of Marin County is undeveloped land, and most of that portion is either owned by the national park system, state park system, county open space, environmental conservancies, private land trusts or ranchers and farmers.
Thirteen employees work for this county agency out of a commercial building on Novato Boulevard. Stacy Carlsen,…More Marin's Agricultural Commissioner, leads a team that monitors ag production and regulations in a county that, in terms of geography, is more rural than urban. Other than the concentrated population base along the Highway 101 corridor, Marin is a county of rolling hills, ranches and farms extending to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
The department's mission is to ensure equity in the marketplace by promoting and protecting agriculture, protecting environmental quality and the health and welfare of Marin residents. Programs within the department include farmers market management, pest prevention and integrated pest management, pesticide use enforcement, weed management, product quality inspections, price verification, organic certification and livestock protection. Through a statewide task force, the department continues to monitor Sudden Oak Death, an infestation of pathogens that have decimated oak trees in West Marin.
The gross value of all ag production in Marin was $63.3 million in 2008, with milk accounting for 56.2 percent of crop values. Farmers and ranchers milk cows, beef cattle, sheep and lambs, poultry and other animals, and the top crops include vegetables, fruit including wine grapes, nursery crops and aquaculture, such as oysters from Tomales Bay.
The weights and measures program protects consumer interests and ensures that honesty and integrity prevail when products are sold by weight, measure, count or time. Inspectors test scales in stores, livestock scales, vehicle scales, gas pumps, pricing scanners, fabric and cordage meters, water meters and labels on packaged products from Marin.