By Sonya Doctorian
May 15, 2020
Excerpted from the full article by CPR News about Longmont Dairy. https://www.cpr.org/2020/05/15/a-surprise-coronavirus-business-boom-in-colorado-milk-delivery
“I decided to just stay home,” she said. “So that’s what we’re trying to do, is create this oasis here.”
Katie Herrmann expects the surge of new customers for Longmont Dairy to continue. Along with milk, they deliver eggs, bagels, coffee, juice and meal kits.
“Even though people are starting to go out and about,” Herrmann said, “they still are going to want as many things being delivered to them as possible.”
Sonya Doctorian for CPR NewsLongmont, CO: Katie Herrmann and her daughter, Ellie, 7, are part of several generations of Longmont Dairy. Co-owner Katie Herrmann and her brother, Dan Boyd, have seen a 30% increase in home milk delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Herrmann and Boyd are responsible for a herd of 500 to 600 Holstein, the familiar black and white dairy breed. As third-generation dairy farmers, their commitment is deep.
“Whether we’re dealing with some sort of crisis like this or a snowstorm or a holiday, the cows always need to be milked three times a day,” she said. “We need to keep getting the milk to the plant. We need to keep bottling the milk. We need to keep getting the milk to the customers. It’s a process that can’t stop.”