Tagged: Dairy Business
Robots. They rove the red sands of Mars and threaten to take over the world in science fiction movies. But in Oakville, Washington, robots are doing something much different. Just 90 miles south of Seattle, the robots on the Austin family's dairy farm are making life a whole lot better for cows and for the farmers.
Washington dairy cows produce fresh, delicious milk, which means Washington is home to some of the richest, creamiest ice cream in the entire world. There are so many amazing creameries, shops and restaurants committed to serving locally-sourced ice cream, and we wanted to find the best ice cream in Washington. So we turned to you - our friends, our followers - to find out which ice cream parlor dishes up the ultimate scoop of irresistible ice cream.
What started out as a small family business in 1975 has grown into one of Washington’s most successful dairy operations. Ed and Aileen Brandsma founded their namesake business, Edaleen Dairy, with just a few Holstein milking cows and their nose-to-the-grindstone, Dutch work ethic. Today, the dairy employs more than 80 workers, and the herd has expanded to more than 2,500 Holsteins.
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.
To provide the highest quality product, the Dairy Farmers of Washington work hard to bring fresh milk from the farm to your fridge. It takes just 48 hours for milk to travel from the milking parlor to your local grocery store. Sometimes farm fresh milk is available for sale in stores the very next day. Learn more about milk's journey from farm to fridge...