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“We all had fun!” 5 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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Type: Educational Sites, Farms, Tours, Ranch & Farm
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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.
Riverview, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We all had fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We went to Dakin on the first day that the corn maze was open-we got to be the first people through. Not crowded, the staff was AWESOME, the whole family enjoyed it.

Visited October 2012
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Englewood, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My sister and I took our 10 and 11 year old daughters last night and went through the corn maze. It was a great time. I have not gone through the tour yet, but will be returning to do just that. Prices are reasonable. Girls liked feeding the sheep.. goats surprisingly weren't hungry at the time, but the people there couldn't be nicer! I did not find the place to be dirty at all, in fact just the opposite and there is big hand sanitizer bottles everywhere to disinfect your hands. Lots of stuff for the kids to play on. Can't wait to go back. I'm hoping they have something going on for Christmas!

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Love Dakin Dairy!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We are from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where we though Oberweis was good. Dakin Dairy is the BEST! It is very important that we know where our milk is coming from and isn't overly processed like all the others. We are loyal customers who have three children, so we buy our milk fresh on a weekly basis. We always purchase their Whole Milk, Chocolate Milk, Heavy Cream & Cream for our coffee. ABOSOLUTELY the FRESHEST and BEST! They just started carrying cream on the top (which my infant daughter who is 7 months LOVES) and buttercream! LOVE IT ALL! They just expanded their market and it is AMAZING! Very welcoming country feel, with a variey of gift items available for sale. They even host field trips, birthday parties, etc! My daughter attended with her Kindergarten class 2 years ago. They toured the farm, learned how to make butter the old fashioned way. watched pigs race, bottle fed calfs and had so much fun! They also have an AWESOME Fall Fest with bonfires, hayrides, karaoke, etc. Last year we did the holiday hayride with Christmas Carols and got our picture taken in a "manger". Perfect for our holiday cards! Jackie is great and so are the Dakins! Visiting or becoming a loyal customer are a must!~ The ISAAC's aand TREBBI's!

Visited October 2012
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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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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
1 review
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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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