Dakin Dairy Farms

Dakin Dairy Farms, Myakka City: Hours, Address, Dakin Dairy Farms Reviews: 4.5/5

Dakin Dairy Farms
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
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Peggy D
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Fabulous
Aug 2020 • Family
Place is very nice the animals are very cute love this place and you can tell the kids love this place
Written July 23, 2021
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Nana
Parrish, FL5 contributions
Excellent Chocolate Milk
Jul 2021
Best chocolate milk you will drink. Rich and creamy. Worth the drive to pick it up at the farm. Grandkids like the experience.
Written July 18, 2021
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Twyla B
Sarasota, FL1 contribution
Dakin Dairy bliss .....
Feb 2021 • Family
Our favorite part of the Dakin Dairy experience was the personalized tour of the Dairy, given by Courtney Dakin. She is extremely knowledgeable about the dairy and it’s processes. Courtney is a lovely girl and made us feel right at home. The food at the cafe was fantastic and is definitely worth the time to visit. I would highly recommend taking a trip out there!
Written February 27, 2021
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Jim K
216 contributions
Dakin
Feb 2019 • Friends
Great place to get fresh milk and great cheese products. It is a a great place to stop by and have a wonderful time with the staff.
Written February 1, 2019
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Rebekkasmom
Bradenton, FL139 contributions
Unexpected gem
Jan 2019 • Family
When I told the kids, 6 & 8 years, that we were going to a farm, they were, meh. Turns out, they loved this place. Great hay ride tour, baby animals to pet, see milk and cheese processed, make butter, and a playground with huge hay bales to play on. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We bought some freshly made cheese and butter. Definitely worth the time and nominal entrance fee.
Written January 14, 2019
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Yessyhara
Venice, FL2,386 contributions
Hay ride, make butter, see how a dairy works
Jan 2019 • Friends
You will get a taste of true local flavor (pardon the pun) on this tour. The people giving the tour are working dairy farmers. They shared stories of how they live, herding cows during hurricanes, getting up before dawn, keeping cool during the summer heat. You’ll get to see milking, feeding, and cleaning the cows while standing on overhead walkways. You’ll peer through windows above the cheese and bottling areas, and take a hayride through the barn and pasture areas. Kids will enjoy visiting the goats and seeing the calves. Then everyone gets to make their own butter and sample some milk. The whole tour took an hour and a half, plus there’s time spent waiting to start the tour. There were about 20 people in our group. Be prepared to climb stairs, walk on grass and dirt (wasn’t messy but you’d definitely want boots if it’s been wet), and sit on hay bales in a wagon that gives a bumpy ride. It’s not extreme but not handicapped friendly. The little store/cafe/waiting area was entertaining. Some souvenirs and a lot of good cheese. We ate in the little cafe after and had a good meal. This is nice, small-town kind of entertainment. Educational and very interesting.
Written January 12, 2019
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Julie W
North Port, FL15 contributions
Dairy Toir
Nov 2018 • Friends
I took my parents on the tour. They live in Ohio and grew up on a dairy farm. My dad was looking forward to the tour. The tour was good but we got put with an elementary school group. My dad wasn’t able to hear or understand what was being said not ask the questions he wanted. I think this tour would have been great if the kids were on their own separate tour (I am an elementary teacher and the children were good) we just couldn’t hear what was being said.
Written November 11, 2018
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Renn N
18 contributions
Great educational place to visit
May 2018 • Family
This is another great off the beaten path place to visit - especially with kids. Their tour is really informative and better than I expected. They have a general store in site which had some tasty food and the chocolate milk is the best I’ve ever had! I buy it any time I see it at the local stores. This is a cool place to stop into if you’re from here or visiting
Written November 1, 2018
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littlejohnnydriveby
Simpsonville, SC30 contributions
Awesome spot.
Oct 2018 • Couples
This place is great if you are a local and want milk, cream, butter, and cheese from grass fed cows. It is well worth the drive, about 35 minutes from Punta Gorda. You can take a tour of the farm (Alice the young lady was very good at what she did) to see how the cows are milked, learn about the process, sample some chocolate milk and cheese. The price of the products are competitive but the quality of the goods are what sells me. It is a healthier product since the grass feeding improves the quality of cow's milk, and makes the milk richer in omega-3 fats, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and CLA (a beneficial fatty acid named conjugated linoleic acid). I will go out here once a month and get a half gallon of heavy cream, a couple lbs of butter and about 10 lbs of really great cheese.
Written October 16, 2018
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DCBadger
Washington DC5 contributions
Awesome dairy tour and great food
Mar 2018 • Family
They do a great job of talking about modern production agriculture. They also have great sandwiches and milk shakes, plus all the excellent dairy products you can purchase. I also really enjoyed feeding the goats. Highly recommend
Written June 7, 2018
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM