Local Dairy Company Shares Success
By Jean-Paul McDonald, Farms.com
Kawartha Dairy a family owned business that makes dairy products with 100% Canadian milk is celebrating their 75 year anniversary. Husband and wife team Jack and Ila Crowe bought a small dairy in Bobcaygeon, Ontario back in 1937. Jack learned the trade while working for Oshawa Dairy and loved it so much that he wanted to make a go of it for himself. The business started off small and supported local dairy farms in the area. The business began during a time where milk was picked up in stainless steel cans and delivered to homes by horse or by boat to nearby cottages.
The business continued to grow through the years and in the mid-50s Jack went back to school to learn the art of making ice cream, which is now one of their signature products. Today, the company operates 8 retail stores selling a variety of dairy products. Kawartha Dairy milk and ice cream continues to be made with fresh milk delivered daily from local farms.
The company is kicking off a year-long party to thank their loyal customers featuring special events, new products and deals at their stores.