If you've shopped at Rainbow Grocery or Bi-Rite Market, you've probably seen those glass bottles with the cream-top milk and creamer. Most likely, they came from Straus Family Creamery in Sonoma County.
Straus Family Creamery began in 1941 and has remained in the Straus family. Today, it is the only California milk producer that runs both an organic dairy and an organic creamery. In addition to their cream-top milk and cream-top half-and-half, they also sell ice cream, yogurt, butter, and barista milk. The liquids come in reuseable glass bottles that can be returned for a bottle deposit.
The cows are raised near the ocean at Tomales Bay, where they have clean, fresh air and grass that's tinged with salt air. Their milk is absolutely delicious. All the dairy products from Straus are organic and hormone-free.
(Image: Straus Family Creamery)