Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
I'm writing to you on an urgent matter concerning the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
As you all know, I offer fresh oysters from this farm and have maintained a business relationship with the Lunny Family for years.
Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, a beautiful and productive resource on the Point Reyes Peninsula, is in imminent danger of being a thing of the past. For generations this family farm, completely surrounded by the other family ranches and farms in the working landscape of the Point Reyes National Seashore, has been a popular visitor destination. The oyster farm's 40-year renewable lease expires on November 30th.
The dispute with the Federal Government is now nearing an end as Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is to decide on the fate of this historic oyster farm located within the working landscapes of the Point Reyes National Seashore.
To gain a better understanding of the issues involved please visit the Drakes Bay Family Farms website and view the two videos that explain the issue in detail.
You can also help by signing this petition! As I write this note, over 8292 supporters have signed the petition. Please add your voice to this cause and help to show strong community support for the Lunny Family. You can also forward this note to others so that we can leverage the community support this deserves.
I support Drakes Bay Oyster Company in this matter. You can view a copy of my letter to the Superintendent of the Point Reyes National Seashore during the period for public comment last year.
Thanks for your help on this urgent matter.
Marin Community Farm Stands
PO Box 134
San Geronimo CA, 94963