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Straus Family Creamery — an Active Part of our Local Community

One of the issues closest to our hearts is advocating for organic, wholesome foods and nutrition. Another is protecting family farms. To that end, we support organizations that work in the areas of sustainability, food and organic agriculture through donations and sponsorships. These efforts have introduced us to great friends over the years — amazing people who have started organizations and, often, whole movements. We are proud to support the following leaders who do great work in their communities and strive to effect social change.

18 Reasons

18 Reasons empowers local communities with the confidence and creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.

California Cheese Trail

The California Cheese Trail map and app were created to promote artisan cheesemakers and family farmers, providing the only channels that connect people directly to the cheesemakers, their tours, cheesemaking classes, and cheese events throughout California.

Cowgirl Creamery

In 1997 Sue Conley and Peggy Smith opened Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes Station. Straus Family Creamery has been supplying organic milk for their award-winning artisan cheeses ever since.

Foodwise (Formerly Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA))

Foodwise is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers’ markets and educational programs.

Edible Schoolyard

The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share a food curriculum for all schools, envisioning this “edible education” as part of the core curriculum of every school in the country.

Petaluma Bounty

Petaluma Bounty is committed to improving the quality of food offered by emergency food distributors through the Bounty Hunters gleaning program. The organization is increasing low-income consumers’ purchasing power through local affordable food incentives.

Sprouts Cooking Club

Launched in the Bay Area in 2006, Sprouts Cooking Club teaches children from all socioeconomic, physical and mental health backgrounds the importance of healthy, nutritional foods through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs using REAL ingredients in REAL restaurants.


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