Bueno greeted us outside. Apparently he knows just about everyone in these parts, and who can resist that broad grin and wagging tail. He was perched outside the newly refurbished 7-week-old butchery and eatery of Marin Sun Farms, on the edge of Point Reyes Station near Tomales Bay.
Marin Sun Farms is a small, local, family farm--owned by David Evans--that produces 100% all-natural grass-fed beef and organic chickens. Their farm is nestled in the rolling grassy hills of stunning Point Reyes National Seashore (lucky cows and chickens!). They sell their products at the new shop, various retail outlets, farmers' markets, and through many high-end restaurants. (I've been a fan of theirs for quite some time, first discovering them at the SF Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market.)
Two of our closest friends--Trey and Andrew--live up in Inverness on Tomales Bay, just around the corner from Point Reyes Station, and know of all the goings-on about town. So when we mentioned that my parents would be in town, they suggested we try the new Marin Sun Farms eatery for lunch. "But what about Andrew?" (He's a vegetarian. Well, really a "fish"-a-tarian. Trey assures me that there's going to be something on the menu for him. We are all skeptical.)
So there we were, on a gorgeous warm blue-sky day in Point Reyes Station, petting David's dog, Bueno, and admiring (from the outside at least) what David had already done with the place. Formerly a forgettable restaurant hidden by overgrown bushes, the new place was freshly painted, trimmed, and had a cow for a sign.