We at Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms are sharing the heart-filled passion of character, hard work, and wholesomeness that has been at the heart of Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms since 1988 and will continue to be for generations to come.
We believe our God-given talents are to be stewards of the land. We dedicate ourselves to operating a profitable sustaining business by our commitment to holistic farming practices, lush green pastures, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship resulting in nutrient dense milk, meat, and eggs.
We strive to become the region’s most desired employer, one that cares about its employees, their families, their faith, our community, and enjoy the success we’ve earned together.
Our Core Values
FAITH IN GOD
Our decisions, as a family and as a business, are based on our Christian faith, knowing that we work for the will of God. We aim to make Jesus smile in everything we do at Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms.
We value character, what we are doing when no one is looking, integrity, being honest and having strong moral principles, and thoughtfulness, being considerate and mindful of others.
We value hard work, going the extra mile, and enduring through each task each day. We want our employees to know they are part of our family and that we care about theirs. We are committed to ensuring their personal and economic success in exchange for their loyalty and commitment to our family business.
We share our story so the consumer knows that we too are searching for nutrient dense organic foods for our table. We like knowing our consumer so we know who believes in our story like we do. Our transparent approach creates products that mirror our values.
WORKING WITH NATURE
We understand God’s world above the ground as well as within the ground, knowing soil biology and working with it as He designed.
“CAN DO” ATTITUDES
Life is not easy and life on the farm can be even more difficult. Therefore, we value and surround our business with the personalities and positive attitudes of we “can do” it.
We pursue safety for our employees, our consumers, and ourselves, requiring a conscious effort to slow down and be thoughtful.
“DOING THE MATH”
We value working smart. In this case, doing the simple mental math, and taking the initiative to think before you act. At the same time we encourage and empower individual decisions to try new things.
We recognize that we must remain profitable in order to sustain the business that we depend upon. We also recognize the need to occasionally take educated risks towards improved productions.
We are a team at Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms. When the dairy succeeds, it is because of every one of our employees. When one part succeeds (egg business), we hope that every employee feels they were a part of that success.
Our Alexandre Story
Where the redwoods meet the sea in northern California’s Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, we, Blake and Stephanie Alexandre and our five children have poured our combined generations of dairy know-how into our farms. We are strong proponents of sustainable organic farm practices, nutritional education and environmental stewardship.
We started dairying in 1988 in the arid southern California where Stephanie grew up, but Blake knew he wanted to get back to his beloved pastures in northern California. When the opportunity arose in 1992 to buy an existing operation in Del Norte County, just two hours north of the Alexandre home farm in Ferndale, we seized it. We converted our dairy to organic farming in the late 90’s; taking our love of farming to the next level. When it comes to grazing cows, we are not new to it. We are 4th generation grass farmers on our grazing dairy in Humboldt County. Knowing that organic production was the way of our grandfathers, this was a new/old way to farm.
Today, we operate four grass-based organic dairies with 4,200 crossbred milk cows on 4,300 acres of irrigated pasture. We grow the majority of our own hay on approximately 2,500 acres of organic cropland in Modoc County.
With five kids growing up across the street from the dairy learning to drive tractors at age six, they quickly learned the way of the land. With acres of pastures for their playground, all of the kids grew up involved in day-to-day activities on the farm – each with different, bright passions for agriculture. We treasure the opportunity for our kids to help run the farms alongside us in the future.
We think it’s a simple truth, the earth’s most delicious, most healthy foods are made when farmers work in harmony with nature; the way God intended.
We care about our kids, cows, critters, the community, the land, the water, and you, our customers.
Five Generations of Organic Family Farming