Mission & Practices
Straus Family Creamery is driven by its 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.