“The securest guarantee of the long-term good health of both farmland and city is, I believe, locally produced food —that is, a local agricultural economy, with as little commercial intervention as possible between producer and consumer.”

— Wendell Berry

"Re-farming the land is the best way to preserve our rural character."

— Wendi Kallins, president of Sustainable Marin

"It is Marin’s success as a pioneer in preserving farmland that has naturally brought us the subsequent challenge of preserving farming as a way of life in the county. "

— Janet Brown, owner, Allstar Organics

"We are a long way from providing for our own food security."

— Constance Washburn, former education director for MALT