Brazil Family Farm

The Brazil Family Farm, also known as Lakeside Dairy, is owned by brothers Will and John Brazil. They joined as a family farm certified organic milk supplier in 2012. Will and John run the operation with sister Connie. The picturesque farm is nestled in rolling hills on 1,200 acres of pastureland near Petaluma, and hosts an organic herd of more than 200 cows.

The land has been in dairy farming since the 1800s when the Jewell family bought 5,500 acres, parcel by parcel, with gold and recorded it in old county records, which can be viewed to this day.

The picturesque farm is nestled in rolling hills on 1,200 acres of pastureland near Petaluma.

In 1954, Will and John’s father, Joseph F. Brazil, bought the land from the Guglielmetti family, who had owned the property since 1904. The Brazil Family then planted their roots on this idyllic land, flanked by beautiful Laguna Lake. Siblings Will, John, and Connie are the third generation of Brazils in the dairy business, taking over management of the farm in the mid-1970s.

The family’s farming philosophy is to breed for health and quality. This aligns with organic dairy practices’ strong emphasis on prevention of disease and minimizing stress.

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