The history of the Stueve family is deeply rooted in agriculture. Four generations ago, our ancestors arrived from Germany. They came as Germans but became American farmers, citizens, and Christian leaders in their communities.
Beginning in 1839, on a farm in Missouri, the Stueves learned to clear thick forests so they could cultivate, plant and raise cows, chickens and pigs, using plow horses to do much of the work. We retain our love and respect for horses today.
Some of the second generation, including Harold J.J. Stueve and his two uncles, Elmer and Ed migrated to Southern California to establish Alta Dena Dairy, which, in time, became one of the country’s largest family owned dairy farms.
Cows and chickens co-habitat, an important key for biodynamic certification.
Today the Stueve family continues our farming tradition in the Sierra Foothills in California’s Central Valley. We work hard to produce high quality, healthy, organic foods. The products produced on our Certified Organic farm include organic milk, beef, eggs, and olive oil. The cows, chickens and beef animals all graze on the pasture together to produce a perfect biodynamic environment for eggs. This farming style encourages high levels of Omega 3’s, CLA’s, and of course, is non-GMO.
We hope you will enjoy the taste and nutrition of our products but also that you appreciate the time, effort and passion that it takes to produce them. From our family – to yours!!