Longmont Dairy Farm was recently featured in a national agricultural magazine, “The Progressive Farmer.” The two page article, called “Milking the Buy-Local Movement,” speaks of delivering milk door-to-door as a re-emerging trend. As most customers know, Longmont Dairy has delivered fresh milk, from their cows, directly to customer porches for over fifty years – long before it was “fashionable.”
The article points out that, about the time Grandpa Boyd started the Dairy, 30% of customers received milk at home. By 2005 that number had declined to .4% of the population. USD stopped measuring that year, however it has been growing since then.
The “produced-locally” movement has likely influenced the current trend, but Grandpa Boyd just wanted to provide the best milk he could to those who enjoyed the taste of farm-fresh milk conveniently delivered in glass bottles.
Dan Boyd and Katie Herrmann operate the day-to-day delivery today – the third generation to do so. Today, the Longmont area is just a small part of their delivery area. The business delivers to homes from Loveland to Parker.
Katie says, “We appreciate getting selected as one of two national dairies to support this story. It’s really an agricultural magazine so they don’t report on our niche very often.” It is a very nice story on the dairy, if you would like to read the whole story, click here.
Source: The Progressive Farmer, Feb. 2016, page 32-33