Junior's Letters

April 2021

April 2021

Hello, from the land down under. At least under a fresh blanket of snow! We woke up this morning to a white world. It seems wrong to see snow when we saw corn planters in the fields yesterday. We have had a nice April so far fairly dry with lots of fertilizer being applied and some tillage and spraying being done. Our cheese production is at an all-time high right now. We expect to run 27 vats of cheese this week. We are also having the same problem as so many other employers in our area right now. We are...

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February 2021

February 2021

A few weeks ago, we decided to “test the waters” by releasing a very, very limited amount of Prairie Breeze Reserve to see what kind of response our customers would have and if it should be something that we might release again in the future.  Well, we released the cheese on a Monday and by Tuesday it was all gone.  Every single piece.  While it was fun to see the immediate excitement, it was also reassuring that we have such a wonderful and loyal customer base that is willing to buy something of ours without ever having the opportunity to...

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January 2021

January 2021

Greetings from Iowa! We are bracing for a snow storm 5 to 8 inches expected. The forecast called for it to start snowing around 3 AM so we sent the milk truck out at midnight to try and be finished before it starts to snow. We try to keep the trucks in the driveway when it’s slippery. Our phrase for milk trucks is, keep the shiny side up! 2021 is off to a good start. We had a few employees off between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but now we are into the New Year and things are running smoothly. I was...

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December 2020

December 2020

Wow, what a year it’s been.  December is a natural time to reflect, look back and think about all we’ve accomplished at Milton Creamery over the past 365 days.  It’s hard not to highlight all the challenges vs. successes but we’re still here, and that’s something pretty incredible for our small family-owned business.  What’s exciting is that we appear to be on the brink of a return to normalcy, and we have a lot to celebrate in 2021 as we will be making cheese for 15 years this May. Before we get to that momentous occasion, let me recap 2020...

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