Mission & Practices

Our Mission

To help sustain family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties by providing high quality, minimally processed organic dairy products.

To support family farming and revitalize rural communities everywhere through advocacy and education.

Driven by our mission.

Albert Straus launched the brand in 1994 with a deep commitment to supporting a dairy farming system that is both environmentally friendly and economically viable. He envisioned a system that would help family farms thrive and support a revitalization of the surrounding rural communities. We believe sustainable organic farming practices are imperative to ensure the health of farming for generations to come and to sustain a thriving relationship among farms, food, people, and the earth.

Today, Straus has collaborative relationships with the nine independently-owned, certified organic dairy family farms that supply the Creamery with premium organic milk. Our collaborative model has allowed us to offer stable milk pricing and less volatility than has been seen in the broader organic milk market.

We’re proud that today, nearly 90% of the dairy farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties are certified organic. We hope our way of doing business encourages processors and family farmers in other regions of the country to replicate this model.

Taste the Straus Difference

For more than 20 years, the Straus Family Creamery name has been synonymous with premium organic dairy and a commitment to sustainable practices...

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Organic Model

Bill Straus started the family dairy in 1941, with a commitment to being responsible stewards...

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Sustainable Choices

Sustainability is a founding principle and core value of the Straus Family Creamery...

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Climate + Farm

Renewable energy is a focus of the Straus Dairy Farm’s sustainable organic farming practices...

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