America's first regenerative dairy
Just south of Oregon where the redwoods meet the coastline, Blake and Stephanie Alexandre bought a piece of land to farm and started changing the world one glass of milk at a time.
What sets milk from this regenerative farm apart from most of the other milk out there? The absence of the “A1” protein, which some people have trouble digesting. Instead of A1, Alexandre Farms’ super creamy milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, and heavy cream all contain the “A2” protein, which is easier for the human body to absorb. Owners Blake and Stephanie Alexandre spent more than a decade breeding their cows specially to produce this more gastro-friendly protein.
A dairy farming love story
Blake and Stephanie each learned the ins and outs of agriculture as kids growing up on their parents’ farms. While Stephanie’s dad was teaching her to operate farm equipment, Blake was helping his dad raise calves. They met. They dated. And when it was clear they were meant to be, Blake sold his prize cow to buy Stephanie an engagement ring.
Strong proponents of holistic organic farming, nutritional education, and environmental stewardship, they’ve embraced organic and regenerative farming, too--creating a legacy for their five children, their future grandchildren. And a better future for everyone.
More Microbes = Healthier Soil = Better Food for the Future
Regenerative agriculture is all about good, microbe-rich dirt. When you keep as many microbes in the soil as possible, you produce more nutrient-rich crops and healthier grazing for cows—which ultimately means healthier milk for you.
Plus, it gives the soil a longer, more productive life. And it helps control climate change by keeping carbon in the ground instead of our atmosphere. (Not so fun fact: agriculture is currently responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other US industry.)
Good food, in more ways than one
Alexandre Farms partners with local fisheries to compost cow manure with crab and fish waste, increase plant diversity, and limit the use of chemical fertilizers. It’s a philosophy for life, reclaiming natural waste to nourish the soil that nourishes us. And the great taste and -digestibility of these earth-conscious dairy products make the effort well worth it. Curious about the difference regenerative farming makes? Taste it for yourself.