“From breakfast made to order to amazing midday fare, from achingly fresh produce to locally raised meats, from seafood to microbrews, Latin staples to Italian delicacies, this is the mother of all small town markets. Everything is here and truly, if it’s not—it’s not needed. Stop here to break your morning fast and grab a sandwich for a hike, stop here on the way back to get your cocktail nibbles and fermented beverages. Stop here.”
Inverness Park Market (or as we call it around here, IP Market) is a mainstay with locals. Tourists are in awe that way out here on the verge of the West Marin wilderness, our local bodega and deli counter are this good. Like, amazingly good.
First off, food is sourced locally whenever possible, and all you’ve got to do is look around to know we’ve got some good local food. I mean, you saw all those green rolling hills on your drive in, right? We get award winning local cheese from dairies dotting the hillsides. We get outstanding produce from a patchwork of organic farms that spread up the coast from Bolinas to Tomales. And all the good stuff coming out of the Bay and Pacific? Yeah, that’s our local foodshed too.
So, basically they take all this excellent local bounty and then cook everything from scratch. The focaccia bread is baked in house using organic flour. Sauces, soups, pot pies, gourmet salads…all fresh and made from scratch. There are real cooks behind that deli counter!
You’ll find plenty of options for whatever your mood or eating style. Vegan? Vegetarian? Yes. Indulgent comfort food. Absolutely. A beet and kale salad with a side of deviled eggs? But of course. A shepard’s pie and a steaming bowl of nettle soup. Done!
Whether you’re arming yourself with provisions for your hike or making dinner in your vacation cottage, you’ll find all the goods here. The produce is organic and amazingly fresh. The fruit is perfectly ripe and ready to eat now.
You’ll find local cheese, a great selection of wine and craft beers, gourmet soft drinks and even house made green smoothies. How about fresh local fish? Ice cream? Gourmet olives and anchovies? Supplies to make a killer risotto? Yep, all here. Along with the usual necessities like wood for your fireplace and ice.