Visit Us Year-Round at North Bay Farmers’ Markets
As members of a thriving family-farming community here in Northern California, we have always enjoyed buying produce directly from local organic farms at farmers’ markets. Naturally, we thought these farmers’ markets would also be perfect places to offer our organic dairy products. Farmers’ markets are important to us as they play a critical role in the ongoing movement to preserve sustainable family farming and food production — a core component of our mission. Plus, we appreciate meeting our customers face-to-face, educating about sustainable organic farming practices, sharing climate change solutions, hearing suggestions, listening to feedback, and sharing new products and recipes.
Straus Family Creamery offers all our organic dairy products — milk, yogurt, butter, sour cream, and ice cream — at Bay Area farmers’ markets.
Shopping During COVID-19
“Certified farmers’ markets are encouraged to remain open as essential businesses to provide food to the public. The open-air environment and shortest supply chain possible make farmers markets critical to the community during this time. We want the public to obtain essential foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, fish, and poultry, canned foods, and prepared foods directly from our producers.
We will continue to monitor and respond to health advisories and implement health and safety procedures to protect our staff, producers, and shoppers in accordance with state and county health orders for COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing. We have created protocols to maintain health and safety at markets.”
We Need Your Bottles!
Our reusable glass bottles are an important part of our commitment to sustainability. We’re aware that some retailers are temporarily not accepting Straus bottle returns for a deposit refund during Shelter-in-Place. Please know that glass bottle returns are being accepted at the majority of stores carrying Straus organic milk. You can return Straus bottles at the SF North Bay Farmers’ Markets (see schedule below). You can also return your bottles at retailer chains like Whole Foods, Sprouts, or independent retail locations. If unsure, check with your local retailer. Find stores near you via our store locator, click here. You will receive a $2 deposit refund for all returned bottles.
Thanks for helping us keep Straus Family Creamery Organic Milk on the shelf by rinsing and returning your glass bottles. Our reusable glass bottle program helps keep approximately 500,000 pounds of milk containers out of the landfill each year. Thank you for supporting our program!