Straus Family Creamery was founded in 1994. We are a family-owned and operated business, dedicated to making the highest quality and minimally processed organic dairy products. With our dairy and creamery located in the small town of Marshall on the Northern California Coast, we were the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States.
Straus Family Creamery President Albert Straus is the oldest son of Bill and Ellen Straus, who began their family dairy farm in the early 1940s in Marshall, on the beautiful shores of Tomales Bay. They started out small, with only 23 Jersey cows (named after family and friends).
Their four children were raised on the ranch. By the time they reached adulthood, the California dairy industry was in transition and a different, much larger, industrial type of dairy farm had begun to spread.