Calder's Dairy Farm
Calder's Dairy Farm
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Dakota
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Grew up around the corner from this place, I would go there all the time as a kid, had my 8th birthday party here! Even as a teenager my friends and I would ride our bikes to go get ice cream, see all the animals, play with the cats while watching the sun set over the pond. It is a working farm! So it is dirty, there are a lot of animals walking around like, geese, ducks, cats, peacocks, the grown pot belly pig (her name is Fiona, and she LOVES her beauty sleep, she can usually be found under a stack of hay cooling herself during ther summer months)! The farm also hosts tours, I've been with a school group before. Staff is excellent, the owners are great people! I highly recommend giving this hidden gem a visit, enjoy a day in the countryside!
Written March 15, 2021
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Kathleen W
Jemez Springs, NM37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Been going there for years and love being able to go to the source. However - place needs a bit of a cleaning. The store is getting pretty run down in there. There are some great ideas in place like the hand washing stations. But they need to be monitored and cleaned throughout the day. Some of the areas where the animals are housed also need to be cleaned up as well. I know it's a working farm and all, but no animal needs to live in filth. Wanted to get some ice cream but it looked so unappetizing that we passed on that one. Please Calder's - just a little cleaning would benefit greatly. It's a wonderful place to bring the kids to and be able to interact with animals there.
Written August 8, 2014
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Nmbt211
Rockville, MD436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a good place for the family, plenty of animals for kids to feed (calves, cows, pigs, donkeys, etc.). There's even an ox and horses! They sell food to feed the animals for $1.50 in the general store. They also have great ice cream and many flavors.

The public restrooms are 2 porta-potties...NO SINK TO WASH HANDS which can be a big deal for those who are petting and feeding animals then want to grab an ice cream! They have hand sanitizer available but there's just something about soap and water after you had a cow slobber his spit and snot all over your hand!!

Bring your camera!
Written September 30, 2012
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Me at home
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Went to the store today to buy a couple 1/2 gallons of milk. I did not check the dates until I was at home and opened one of them. When I put it back on the shelf, I noticed the date... 4/3/2020! The other is 4/6/2020. Today is 4/4/2020. I go there because I want to support local stores. Guess I learned a lesson today.
Written April 4, 2020
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Laura C
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
My family and I have enjoyed Calder's dairy for years. We were even excited to learn that they hooked up with Door to Door Organic's in Michigan. Image our horror while reading the label on their famous egg nog that it contains GMO (Corn syrup). Are family will not be buying anymore dairy from Calder's until this is removed. I will be letting all my family and friends no about this. Shame on you Calder's! If we wanted egg nog with corn syrup in it we could have just bought it at the stores.
Written November 22, 2012
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Victoria P P
Maumee, OH14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
We have a 2 1/2 year old son and we drove an hour to see cows and calves. My son was excited to get close to them and pet them as we had done at Sandland Farms in Swanton Ohio. At Calder's you cannot get anywhere near the cows. I was at Calder's about 9 or 10 years ago and we were able to pet the calves. This time it was roped off with a sign saying due to changes access to the cows is now restricted, with no explanation as to why. I think you have to pay for a tour (not cheap) in order to go to the area where the cows are. Their website says nothing about this, it should because it is very misleading. So, if you are hoping to get close to the calves, its not going to happen unless you pay for it. My husband grew up on a cattle farm and was appalled by the filthiness of the pens the animals were in. If only his family still raised cattle, we could have just went there. If you want to see some horses, donkeys and goats then go. If you want to see cows don't go. There are also reviews about how much fun it is to let the kids chase the geese...that's not going to happen either, there is a posted sign...its no allowed.
Written June 22, 2015
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Sarah555
South Rockwood, MI1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
I used to come here when I was a kid and I don't remember it being so disgusting. Most of the animals are living in poor conditions and there bodies show it. Animal control needs to be contacted to stop the cruelty. I'm very disappointed that a place I once loved has gone down hill so badly. I know farms and know they aren't the cleanest places and they are difficult to maintain but I've never seen a farm in that poor of a condition. I'd be happy to volunteer to help clean it up calders. I'd like to take my children there to enjoy it like I did when I was a kid.so Take care of your animals and farm properly calders clean it up. I am forced to visit due to my job so next time if it's that disgusting I won't just be leaving a poor review
Written October 22, 2014
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Sandra
Port Saint Lucie, FL1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
July 17th, 2021.
Having children and grandchildren, visiting farms, seeing and petting animals is a thing that we have always enjoyed over many decades. We are visiting friends and our host invited us to go to the Caulders farm for Ice Cream after dinner this evening. We were appall ed and they were embarrassed as we drove in to Calders farm. The stench of animal excrement was unbearable. We went into the store and I was intending to purchase cottage cheese and half n half. To my shock the cottage cheese had preservatives. The clerks did not know for sure if the half n half did. The majority of the Ice Cream had food coloring, preservatives and some high fructose corn syrup. Then we walked outside to see the animals. The place was over run with ducks, feathers, and droppings. The chickens were in a circular high rise enclosure with the ground covered in mud and excrement. A fenced in area to the left bordering the parking lot was a shallow pond covered with green algae. Mud, excrement and stench was everywhere. It was a deplorable situation for animals. I shuddered to think about the milking and ice cream making processing. I am so glad that I did not have the grandchildren with us. We left quickly and could not even talk about what we had just seen and experienced. We were all very upset. This establishment needs to come under stricter animal surveillance and the health department needs to make a visit.
Written July 17, 2021
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Vern H
84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We have been coming to Calder's Farm for years. Yes its dirty, yes it smells, ITS A WORKING DIARY FARM!! We love this place!! Friendly workers and excellent ice cream and other goods in the store. You can get up close to the cows and calves and other animals. You can also watch them milk the cows in the milking parlour. Check it out kids and adults will love it!!
Written September 23, 2018
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boobooos2
Monroe, MI1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Absolutely terrible, very rude people. Woman with long blonde hair is about the rudest person I have ever come across in a business situation. They apparently do not care not need to have happy customers. Very sad! Would be er reccomend to anyone, save your time and money and go elsewhere.
Written July 5, 2018
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