How Dairy Products Are Made - Washington Dairy

How Dairy Products Are Made

Washington dairy products are crafted with care.

As the second most popular commodity in the state of Washington, dairy provides approximately 18,000 jobs that support our communities. Washington is home to over 300 family-owned dairy farms that provide the fresh milk that is used to make all of our favorite dairy products — like cheese, yogurt, kefir, and ice cream (just to name a few). Go behind the scenes of a local dairy processing plant by watching the videos below.



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Smith Brothers Farms Milk

Smith Brothers Dairy began in 1920 with Ben Smith selling milk door-to-door. Over 100 years later, Smith Brothers Farms is proud to be a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company. In the videos below, Smith Brothers show us how they get fresh milk from local farms to your home.

To learn more about Smith Brothers Farms, visit their website.

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Grace Harbor Farms Kefir

Grace Harbor Farms in Custer, WA has been owned and operated by the Lukens Family since 1999. They are proud of the health benefits from their unique product line, including probiotic-rich kefir. Learn what goes into creating their delicious kefir in the video below.

To learn more about Grace Harbor Farms, visit their website.

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Twin Brook Creamery Milk and Cream

Twin Brook Creamery in Lynden, WA is a fifth-generation farm owned and operated by the Stap family since 1910. All of their milk and cream is produced from their own Jersey cows who are raised and cared for on the farm by the family and their crew. See how they process and bottle milk and cream right on the farm in the video below.

To learn more about Twin Brook Creamery, visit their website.

Interested in learning more about how milk makes it from the farm to the processing plant?

Check out our virtual farm tour!

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