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California Bountiful Article 2021

Jolain Collins boils our mission as a sustainable farming family into a handful of palette pleasing paragraphs. Our sincere thanks to California Bountiful for shining a light on Bivalve Dairy and those who work tirelessly to keep crafting artisan cheese and butter.

The products we are honored to sell at farmers markets and local retailers begin with the loving care of our foggy pastures, and the fostering of our herd of 500 Holstein cows.

Bivalve dairy meanders over more than a thousand acres of which the cattle are regularly rotated between pastures to ensure the quality of their feed and bedding.

These farming practices have been adapted from a family history of sustainable practices reaching back generations and derived from proven farming strategies developed by Karen’s ancestors in the very similar climate of the Azores Islands in Portugal.

Continuing to grow during this pandemic has been a challenge, but not insurmountable for the Taylor family. Their love of farming and family permits them to come together and weather the sometimes tumultuous storms.

Link in bio for the full story.

https://california-farm-bureau-publications.cfbf.com/view/709259876/22/

Marin Magazine- Farmers Markets during a pandemic

Friday, Mar 26 | 1:12 pm

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CATEGORIES: Pasture to Palate

Thank you Christina Mueller and Marin Magazine for your thoughtful article! It has felt like a total blessing to continue to operate and serve our community during this global pandemic. In a climate of uncertainty, our livelihood is not guaranteed. Yet, for the past year, our small, family run business has grown and continues to… Read More

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Mendonça is on the map as a Good Food Award Finalist!

Tuesday, Nov 10 | 1:44 pm

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CATEGORIES: Pasture to Palate, Uncategorized

Bivalve Dairy is thrilled to be in such good company, as The Good Food Foundation announced its finalists today for The Good Food Awards 2020-2021.  Over 1,900 entries were sampled  (in 16 different categories) and Mendonça cheese is holding its own against socially responsible heavyweights in the cheese category from all over the United States.… Read More

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Find Bivalve Dairy on Bay Area Doorstep Market

Monday, May 18 | 12:33 pm

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CATEGORIES: Pasture to Palate

Bivalve Dairy wants to extend our gratitude to Gibson Thomas, editor of Edible Marin & Wine Country magazine. Thomas has engineered a whole new way to support local specialty businesses and promote e-commerce that centers around community. The Bay Area Doorstep Market is a unique, online shopping gallery that features local artisans, makers and growers… Read More

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