At Humboldt Creamery, we create wholesome, delicious, organic dairy products. And we do it in much the same way as we have for over 85 years – working hand in hand with the natural environment and the near-perfect climate, as well as the many dairy families that help us produce exceptional quality milk.
Going beyond organic
Our sustainable farming practices are rooted in a sense of stewardship for the environment, a desire to preserve the land for future generations, and a commitment to bringing you dairy products of the highest quality. For our family farmers, organic farming is a commitment to the following standards:
- Organic standards prohibit the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), antibiotics, and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
- Cows are raised in conditions that follow their natural behaviors: grazing in pastures and without the use of hormones that artificially speed growth or increase milk production.
- Cows forage in organic pastures and any additional feed is 100% organic.
Our dairy families work hard to do more than just honor the letter of the law. For them, organic is a generational undertaking that helps ensure their future generations have a sustainable farm to inherit.
Care and respect are the secret ingredients
Humboldt Creamery products come from family-owned farms where generations of dairy farmers have cared deeply about how their food is produced. There are no giant feedlots, massive herds, or factory farms — just a commitment to timeless, hands-on farming traditions and a deep respect for our animals.
A member of the family
Founded as a cooperative of dairy farmers in 1929, Humboldt Creamery is now a part of Crystal Creamery, the largest family-owned dairy in Northern California. Crystal’s zero-waste initiatives have enabled us to reduce the footprint of our manufacturing process – currently, over 98% of materials have been diverted from landfill in its Modesto production facility. And we continue to explore ways to bring you exceptional organic dairy products made in the most responsible way.