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Taste Test: Local, Sustainable Whole Milk From 6 Top California Dairies

KQED FOOD If your family drinks milk, you’ll want to read this guide to the sustainable whole milk choices available in the Bay Area, including two raw milks. Read to…

Straus Family Creamery proves itself a model citizen

DAIRY FOODS MAGAZINE Straus Family Creamery has a calling that goes well beyond being a successful manufacturer of organic dairy products. The Marshall, Calif.-based operator wants family dairy farms in…

Staying Ahead of the Curve with Albert Straus

CALIFORNIA DAIRY The Straus family has been producing milk in Marshall (Marin County) on Northern California’s scenic North Coast for nearly eight decades. Despite Bay Area development pressures, the area…

The Fancy Butter Buying Guide

BLOOMBERG PURSUITS In October, news of a French butter shortage shook the food world to its croissant-shaped core. Prices tripled in France as consumers nervously hoarded caches. In some areas,…

Plants of the Future: Sustainable food processing from beginning to end

REFRIGERATED & FROZEN FOODS Straus Family Creamery—instituting organic farming practices In July, Albert Straus of Straus Family Creamery, Marshall, Calif., launched what is said to be the first full-scale electric…

Sustainable Food Makers Are Worried About the Future of Whole Foods Under Amazon

FAST COMPANY At the Straus Family Farm, next to Tomales Bay north of San Francisco, the feed truck that delivers food to nearly 300 dairy cows now runs on electricity…

Straus Family Creamery powered by cow gas

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE With barely a sound, the red and white International Harvester feed truck unloaded a mix of silage, barley and rice to a dozen pregnant cows, releasing a…

The True Cost of American Food

Organic dairy farmer Albert Straus cares about the impact that bovine belches have on the environment. Who knew that cow flatulence was such a big deal in dairy farming? There’s…

Getting GMOs Out of the Food System: Where Do We Go from Here?

Straus Family Creamery has worked for 22 years to ensure the organic label has integrity and is worthy of consumers’ trust. Part of that commitment to organic integrity means fighting…