SF Bay Insider - Farther Afield http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/46/0 Adventures, north, south and east of San Francisco en Straus Family Creamery/Local, Organic, Sustainable http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/straus-family-creamerylocal-organic-sustainable <p><b>Pros: Owner, Albert Straus, runs a brilliant dairy business, with family values<br /> Cons: The challenge of re-programming America to grow and eat healthy foods<br /> Best For: Mighty flavorful dairy products, produced with environmentally sound practices</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/straus-family-creamerylocal-organic-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/straus-family-creamerylocal-organic-sustainable#comments Community Farther Afield Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:39:19 +0000 Beth Marlin 241 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve/Ukiah http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/take-hike/montgomery-woods-state-natural-reserveukiah <p><b>Pros: Walk Amongst the tallest trees in the world<br /> Cons: You feel small here<br /> Best For: People who like trees</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/take-hike/montgomery-woods-state-natural-reserveukiah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/take-hike/montgomery-woods-state-natural-reserveukiah#comments Take A Hike Farther Afield Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:02:17 +0000 Beth Marlin 234 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Wine Tasting at Unti Vineyards/Healdsburg http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/wine-tasting-unti-vineyardshealdsburg <p><b>Pros: Red varietals, fruity, full-bodied, produced by artisanal methods<br /> Cons: None<br /> Best For: A family-owned winery, boldly innovative and yet old-world</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/wine-tasting-unti-vineyardshealdsburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/wine-tasting-unti-vineyardshealdsburg#comments Farther Afield Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:16:28 +0000 Beth Marlin 232 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Vichy Springs Resort/Ukiah http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/vichy-springs-resortukiah <p><b>Pros: A real getaway, two hours north of San Francisco<br /> Cons: None, unless de-stressing is a bad thing<br /> Best For: The naturally warm, effervescent mineral baths</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/vichy-springs-resortukiah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/secret-spots/vichy-springs-resortukiah#comments Secret Spots Farther Afield Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:36:40 +0000 Beth Marlin 231 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Blue Waters Kayaking/ Tomales Bay/North of SF http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/blue-waters-kayaking-tomales-baynorth-sf <p><b>Pros: A water adventure<br /> Cons: The winds come up in the afternoon, making for a strenuous return<br /> Best For: Paddling 1 mile across the bay to a secluded beach</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/blue-waters-kayaking-tomales-baynorth-sf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/blue-waters-kayaking-tomales-baynorth-sf#comments Farther Afield Tue, 31 May 2011 21:04:35 +0000 Beth Marlin 175 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Berry Picking At Glashoff's Berry Patch/Suisun Valley/NE of SF http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/berry-picking-glashoffs-berry-patchsuisun-valleyne-sf <p><b>Pros: A visit to Maria and Larry Glashoff's farm is a real treat<br /> Cons: Store-bought berries will no longer look appealing<br /> Best For: Hand picking the stellar ingredient for your next berry pie</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/berry-picking-glashoffs-berry-patchsuisun-valleyne-sf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/farther-afield/berry-picking-glashoffs-berry-patchsuisun-valleyne-sf#comments Farther Afield Sat, 21 May 2011 21:36:31 +0000 Beth Marlin 172 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Cheese Tasting at Nicasio Valley Cheese Company/North Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay <p><b>Pros: A great cheesemaker open to the public on the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail<br /> Cons: Nothing negative can be said about the flowering of artisanal cheesemaking so close to SF<br /> Best For: Enjoying the countryside, tasting and buying cheese to take home</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/eat/north-bay/cheese-tasting-nicasio-valley-cheese-companynorth-bay#comments North Bay Farther Afield Fri, 20 May 2011 15:58:19 +0000 Beth Marlin 171 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com An Easy Redwood Forest Walk In Muir Woods National Monument/North Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay <p><b>Pros: An old-growth stand of redwood<br /> Cons: Weekend congestion<br /> Best For: A weekday morning walk among giants</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Take A Hike Farther Afield Thu, 19 May 2011 20:52:15 +0000 Beth Marlin 170 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com