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Wisconsin Farmstead Milk Bottlers Revive Tradition

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Dairies offering glass-bottled milk in on-farm stores, home delivery
For Release: Jan. 10, 2006
Contact: Jeanne Carpenter, DATCP, 608-224-5115.

MADISON - While the days of glass-bottled milk and home delivery may have disappeared from most neighborhoods, the tradition is making a resurgence in Wisconsin, where more dairy farmsteads are bottling their own milk and adding value to family farms and communities.
Farmstead milk-bottling plants are found in nearly every corner of the state, with many selling pasteurized glass-bottled milk and farmstead dairy products in on-farm stores and offering home delivery.
Eight milk-bottling plants dot the state, from Tetzner Dairy in northern Bayfield County, to Sunshine Farms, a goat's milk bottler in southern Wisconsin. Two more are under construction, and the Dairy Business Innovation Center is working with a half dozen more dairy producers who are considering building bottling facilities.

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