In honor of National Ice Cream month, we stopped by Snoqualmie Ice Cream Café and Farm to learn about Barry Bettinger’s pursuit of the perfect ice cream. Barry and his wife Shahnaz own and operate Snoqualmie Ice Cream. They make some of the smoothest, richest ice cream you’ll find, and it’s all filled with fresh, local ingredients from farms and dairies around their headquarters in Maltby, Washington.
There may not be a culinary couple better suited for each other than wine and cheese, and finding the perfect match can be a taste bud-tantalizing pursuit. With nearly 700 wineries and over 500 dairy farms and creameries nestled in every valley, plateau, and hillside, Washington happens to be one of those special places where the search for a palatable pairing begins in our own backyard.
Not only is June the official kickoff to everyone’s favorite season, it is also National Dairy Month. So we want to extend a warm welcome to summer by celebrating dairy 30 days, 30 ways in the month of June. As the Dairy Farmers of Washington, it is our proud duty to share with you the very best of what our dairies have to offer, including recipes for healthy summer snacks (and sweet treats), local dairy-fests and fairs and a chance to win $10,000 just because it’s National Dairy Month.
The 2013 Smart Choices Scholarship Winners have been announced! Each year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires recognize two high school seniors, one male and one female, for demonstrating excellence in athletics, activities, academics, leadership and community service. These two seniors each receive a $5,000 scholarship that goes toward tuition their freshman year of college.
You can find Washington dairy products in any local grocery store, but did you know that our products also have their own special place in convenience stores, too? Until the end of May, Jacksons Food Store, a convenience store chain in Western Washington, is giving 5% of all gallon milk sales to Washington schools.
As the Dairy Farmers of Washington, we are proud to be an integral part of our
state’s economy and its close-knit communities. And there’s no arguing that
athletics have an inexplicable power to bring people together and further cultivate
a sense of community. That’s why, for almost twenty years, the Dairy Farmers
of Washington have partnered with the Washington Interscholastic Activities
Mabton, Wash. - Mid-Columbia Basin dairy farmers have launched Dairy for Life, a program that has committed $60,000 dollars that will put 25,000 gallons of milk into food banks from Yakima to the Tri-Cities over the next 12 months. Second Harvest will be the distributor of this milk into the food bank system.