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“Very interesting place especially for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dakin Dairy Farms

Dakin Dairy Farms
30771 Betts Road, Myakka City, FL 34251
+1 941-322-2802
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Dakin Dairy Farms entertains & educates the public from cow to bottle on their 1000 acre sustainable family farm with Farm Tours, Birthday Parties, 5 Acre Maze, Hayrides, Bottle Feeding Calves, Pig Races, butter making, product tastings & mooore. Farm Market Gift Shop & Cafe open all year preparing fresh hot picnics featuring an Extreme Grilled Cheese Experience to enjoy under the 5 acre oak hammock picnic & play area. Season opens the 1st Saturday of October with an annual Festival "4 Life" and closes the 1st Saturday of June with an annual Dakin "Dairy Day" Festival celebrating National Dairy Month. Public Tours Available October - 1st Sat. In June: Wednesday & Friday: 12 noon, Saturday's: 10am, 12pm & 3pm, Scheduled Groups of 25 or More: Tuesday - Saturday.
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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“Very interesting place especially for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

As formal farmers we wanted to know how a farm in Florida works. It was very nice to see how the work. But for kids ours even better. They have a lot to do for kids making butter, feeding kalfs and lots more. We were at the opening day of the new season and they told us they made some changes. There its a store and you can fill your own basket and go for a picknick on the premises.

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Karen D, Owner at Dakin Dairy Farms, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, our family has worked hard to create a "Farm Fun" experience for the general public to enjoy on our working dairy farm. We are happy to share our farm with those that would like to have a "day on the farm". Thank You, Karen Dakin
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Dirty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The milk processing area was dirty. There were numerous flies in the area where they packed the milk. The bathrooms for the public were nasty. I would have expected a cleaner place for milk production.

Visited March 2012
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Karen D, Owner at Dakin Dairy Farms, responded to this review, May 3, 2012
I am so sorry for your experience that day and assure you that this was an out of ordinary experience. We would love to have another opportunity to demonstrate this to you and your family and would be very thankful if you would visit us again. Your opinion of our farm is very important to us and we would love to offer you complimentary tickets for another tour and entrance to our corn maze when we open in October. Please call me at (941) 322-2802 ext. 308 when you have an opportunity. Thank you, and again I apologize for your experience that day, we would love to have the opportunity for an excellent review to be written. Karen Dakin
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“Florida milk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I could not beleve it till I visited this dairy in the middle of no-where its a really nice place to have a lunch and get some freash milk and dairy products.

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bradenton, fl
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“Best working diairy farm in florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2008

I toured the Dakin Dairy Fram Agritour center with 36 preschool children ages 4-5, with teachers and parents. We all had a wonderful time watching how the cows are cared for, fed and milked. The tour guides kept the tour at the perfect level for our age group and answered the childrens questions with enthusiasm! The children were then able to go to a petting farm and touch and feed the baby animals. Their favorite part of the whole tour was a baby pig race! Who knew pigs could run so fast! We are looking forward to returning to Dakin Dairy Farm again!

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