Meet Our Growers
We are a family-owned and operated business located in Marshall, California. We were the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States. Going organic allowed us to continue and expand practices reflecting the best form of stewardship in terms of environmental care, care for animals and quality of life for communities and family farms.
We like to act on our beliefs and values and we have done so since the very beginning. Over the years, this has translated into a wide range of sustainable practices at Straus Family Creamery that aim to preserve organic integrity, reduce our carbon footprint, support family farms and take responsibility for what is happening in our local communities and our food system at large.
Marshall is located in West Marin County on the Northern California Coast, known for its mild, coastal climate, pristine coastal grassland and fresh marine air. With virtually no pollution from traffic or factories; the area is a pristine piece of paradise for inhabitants. Our 275 dairy cows (Holstein and Jersey-Holstein cross breeds), 35 dry cows, 170 heifers, 82 calves and 3 bulls have 500 acres of pasture on which they roam during the day; and at night they sleep on cow mats with natural bedding in an open barn. During summer, the air is cooled by daily, sometimes constant, fog and the grass is dried up. Winters are cool, lush green, foggy and wet. Cows love the climate in Marshall.
- Family owned and operated since 1994
- Certified organic, Non GMO Project certified, kosher and gluten free
- 500 acres of pristine coastal pasture