Straus Family Creamery

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Straus Family Creamery makes a luscious Plain Whole Milk Yogurt that’s divine with berries or mixed up into a tangy raita, and a perfect replacement for buttermilk in your favorite biscuit recipe.

But there’s more to Straus than just the flavor. The dairy is family owned and they were inspired to go organic in the 1960s after reading Rachel Carson’s definitive environmental tome Silent Spring.

While most other yogurt companies cook their product in plastic, Straus uses stainless steel. They’re also innovators when it comes to managing their methane gas emissions; they’ve figured out a way to “trap” the gases emitted from their cows’ manure into their very own "methane digester" and convert them into electricity. With this new system, they’re generating up to 600,000 kWH per year.

To learn more about Straus Family products visit their website. Available at Trader Joes and Whole Foods.

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