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Written by on April 20th, 2015 // Filed under QuickHits Blog

#AllardPPCletsGoSee and #SceneOnGreenWho is Dakin Dairy Farms? Hint they’re a 1000 acres of Green in Sarasota County.

It’s Earth Day week and what better way to celebrate,  than to take a look at some of the more Sustainable businesses like our own local Sarasota County Dakin Dairy Farms #DakinDairyFarms

Dakin Dairy Farms

A quick online search for “Who is Dakin Dairy Farms?” will quickly yield a plethora of results. On top of the list is Wikipedia which states – ‘Dakin Dairy is one of a few remaining dairy farms in Florida.[1] It is one of Manatee County’s agrotourism attractions#LoveFL

4.5 stars of Excellence. The TripAdvisor Community gives a full 4.5 Stars of glowing reviews. In one summary “Rural Florida Great Place to Visit” sums up Dakin as a …
“Great place to experience a dairy farm and great products to try. Great place for lunch out on the deck with some wonderful homemade ice cream! Take the kids and feed the goats. Unique gifts too!”

It’s worth noting that the Farm is also a Working Farm plus it’s a Official Florida attraction. The Farm hosts numerous events throughout the year.

In 2013 it hosted the “Dakin Dairy Farm Festival food, fun and education” via Bradenton Herald [edited]

Karen Dakin’s message for folks who planned to check out Dakin Dairy Farm Festival in Myakka City.
Dakin, who owns the farm with her husband, Jerry, says this year’s celebration is aimed at educating the public about agriculture, buying local and eating healthy.

She has hand-selected a slew of “agro-vendors,” including local 4-H clubs, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and more than a dozen local merchants selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan bread and goat cheese.

Karen Dakin also invited vendors who already sell their wares in Dakin Dairy’s own farm market, including a goat soap maker and a Greek family that imports its own olive oil.

“To me, it’s all about the local, the farms, the wholesome, the ‘I can read my label and understand everything that’s in it’ kind of thing,” Karen said.

Be on the lookout for this years 2015 up-and-coming events, including some new fun additions which we post at a future date. Check out the videos too!

When its comes to being Sustainable there are businesses that “walk-the-walk.” Dakin Dairy Farms is one of them. Join their 6,869 followers (and counting) on Facebook and give them a “Like.”
Better yet pay them a visit. An quick (20 mins) scenic drive off I75, just beyond the end of Fruitville Road.