Born in Switzerland, Joe and Annemarie Bucher dreamt of owning a California ranch. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, for 50 years the family has improved the quality of their dairy herd from their own stock.
Matt and Cubby Amos are proud to be taking forward a family dairy legacy that dates back to grandfather Glenn’s migration from Canada to Petaluma in the 1940s with a dairy that is situated on land first settled by homesteaders who arrived in Northern California in ox-pulled wagons in 1854.
Located in Santa Rosa, this fifth-generation dairy farm joined Clover in 2013. The combination of Mediterranean climate and gently rolling pastures provide a prime locale for their cows to graze freely.
At the age of eighteen, Joe emigrated to the United States from the island of Faial in the Azores. When he found the beautiful 150 acre piece of land outside Santa Rosa in 1964, Joe knew he was home. Fifty years later, Pinheiro Dairy remains a local standout.
Nestled in the rolling hills south of Sebastopol, Buttke Dairy joined the Clover family in October, 2013. Named North Bay Outstanding Dairy of the Year in 2012, they continue their dedication to quality through the years.
This 450-acre ranch on Bodega Highway has provided milk to Sonoma County residents for more than 50 years. Selected as the Sonoma County Dairy of the Year in 2003, Perucchi Dairy is owned and operated by a dedicated father-and-son team, Henry and Steve Perucchi.
The Moretti’s Marin roots are deep. Their family’s farm on 300 acres has been an operating dairy since the 1930’s––a local and time-proven testament to commitment and quality in producing the finest dairy possible.
Four generations of the McIsaac family have been dairy producers in Marin County, so it’s only natural that they would be dedicated to preservation of the land. As neil says, “We need to take care of the land and our animals to ensure that we’ll be here next year and beyond.”
Extending from Kehoe Beach to Tomales Bay, Kehoe Dairy traverses the entire Pierce Point Peninsula. The brothers Kehoe, Tom, Tim and Mike, now run the dairy that their grandfather, James Kehoe started in 1922.
The McClures have been in the dairy business on the Pt. Reyes Peninsula since Bob’s great-grandfather, James McClure emigrated here from Ireland in 1889. As Bob says, “ It’s not easy country to have a dairy. The constant fog and wind make it a challenge, but the cows sure love it.”
Taking its name from an old train station located on the ranch site in the early 1900s, Bivalve Dairy overlooks Tomales Bay North of Pt. Reyes Station in Marin County. Much of the ranch’s success follows from owners Karen and John Taylor’s sustainable pasture management and grazing strategies.
Located in Nicasio, the Dolcini’s focus on Jersey cows. Jerseys are known for producing milk with a high butterfat content and having a genial disposition. This sixth generation dairy farm has been organic and with Clover since 2011.
Founded in 1919 by Fred and Zelma Lafranchi, the 1,150 certified-organic acres of this dairy in the rolling hills and open ridgelines of Nicasio in west Marin County has passed down through the generations.
With deep roots in dairy dating back to their ancestors in Northern Italy, the lelmorini’s repaired barns on the property and built their house from the ground up––all in the founding of what is now a thriving dairy on 1160 beautiful acres.
What Paul Spaletta loves about Clover is that “they are a family oriented company and treat us like family.” The epitome of a family farm, three generations of Spalettas actively work the pristine and beautifully situated pastureland that makes up the Spaletta Ranch.
The Petaluma-based Roy King Dairy has been a family dairy farm for three generations and with Clover since 2014. They are dedicated to producing the finest dairy possible for the full line of Clover products.
Tucked away at the foot of Sonoma Mountain in beautiful Petaluma, the 350-acre Spaletta Dairy has been part of the Clover family since April of 2011. Jerry Spaletta explains why: “We love being part of a company that allows the public to be aware of all we do to produce great milk.”
Temperate and abundant with sunlight, the Petaluma climate provides an ideal environment for nurturing cows and producing delicious health-giving milk. This third-generation farm has been with Clover since 2012.
Organic since 2006 and with Clover since 2015, the two-generation Vevoda Dairy has made its home in the Victorian village of Ferndale, a five-minute drive from California’s undeveloped lost coast and home to the annual and often wacky Kinetic Sculpture Race.
With Clover since 2016, Double D Dairy #2 makes Ceres its home. Situated in the San Joaquin Valley, south of Modesto and north of Turlock in Stanislaus County, the town of Ceres is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture. And that’s definitely a fitting locale for a family that been dedicated for three generations to making the very best milk.
Born in Sonoma, Clover founder Gene Benedetti has a personal connection to Northern California. Clover continues to honor his legacy and the ‘Clommunity’ by contributing to local events and causes.
Location: Sonoma, CA
As the Executive Chef of the Michelin-starred Solbar in luxury hotel resort Solage Calistoga, Brad Cecchi delights in using Northern California ingredients, selecting Clover Sonoma products from butter, to buttermilk for his culinary creations.
Roasted Delicata Squash & Fennel Frittata with Herb Salad
In California native Lily Diamond’s dish, there is never a dull bit. The sweetness of roasted squash and fennel pairs dreamily with Clover’s luscious and tangy organic sour cream, elevating a simple dish to new complexity.
There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven! Meg van der Kruik shares her favorite clover recipe with tips for night prep so no one has to wake up at the crack of dawn to get breakfast on the table!
Tori Avey is fascinated by the stories behind our favorite recipes– why we eat what we eat, and how yesterday’s recipes can inspire us in the kitchen today. She tops her signature blintzes with a dollop of Clover Cream on Top Vanilla Yogurt.
Relative newcomers to the Clover family of farms, Tony and Fatima Garcia’s Dairy in Modesto joined Clover in 2016. Their dedication to quality epitomizes the collaborative effort of all the farmers in the Clover network to making the best milk on the planet.
Humboldt County is often synonymous with Redwoods but we’d like to point out that what’s good for the legendary trees is also good for our cows and the milk they make. Our mild, year-round climate has abundant rainfall but is also interspersed with sunny days each and every month of the year, producing lush pastures that are a dairy cow’s dream come true.
Located in Marin County approximately 30 miles west-northwest of San Francisco, the coastal grasslands of Point Reyes are filled with happy cows from our family farms. Whether it’s the creamy taste of our organic yogurt or a clean, simple glass of milk, when you’re here you’re never far from the best dairy possible.
Whether it’s the cream of choice in their coffee or the perfect pairing of gourmet cookies and fresh, healthy milk, San Franciscans down through the generations turn to Clover Sonoma whenever they want the perfect, healthy complement to their favorite foods.
Primarily flat with abundant grasslands, the Sacramento Valley plays an essential part in California’s increasing focus on sustainable agricultural practices – including dairy. Clover farmers are personally and professionally committed to sustainability, a commitment that comes from the fact that where they work is also where they live and results in their stewardship of the environment.
California Republic Flag
Born from a brief rebellion in 1846, the legacy of the Bear Flag Revolt is the current “California Republic” flag for the state, resplendent with a grizzly bear. To the Clover family, its message combines our sense of independence and local pride, to capture the spirit and values of Northern California.
California Republic Flag
A cartoon cow with a penchant for puns? Not your usual marketing campaign, but Clo is as well known for her puns as she is for being the spokes-bovine for Clover Sonoma. Travel the highways of northern Cowlifornia and you’ll see the punny billboards that have entertained motorists for decades - from “Tip Clo Through Your Two Lips” to “Go Ahead. Milk My Day.”
There is perhaps no better place to drive than Northern California, and Mariposa County - home to Yosemite - also provides exceptional agricultural scenery as well as mountains and canyons. When Clo decides to go off trail from one of our family farms, this is one of her favorite places to take a hike.
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