Dakin Dairy Farms' Mission

Our Mission, as a multigenerational Florida dairy farming family, is to produce superior quality, wholesome, farm fresh dairy products from healthy cows using environmentally sustainable practices and state-of-the- art methods.

Dakin Dairy Farms is Open for Family Activities

Dakin Dairy Farms is the only dairy farm in Florida open to the public that produces and bottles their own milk right on the farm! 1,000 acres of sustainable family farming just 20 minutes off of I-75 at SR 70 or Fruitville Road offers unique things to do for families in and around Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, and Orlando. Dakin Dairy Farms is 45 minutes from the most gorgeous beaches in the world & 1.5 hours from Disney World offering a unique opportunity to highlight the two major economies in Florida – Tourism & Agriculture!

In 2002, the Dakin family realized their dream of constructing a new, state-of-the art dairy farm in Manatee County, incorporating sustainable practices into the facility, including year round production of fresh grasses rich in omegas and conjugated linoleic acids that are incorporated into their cows’ diet. The result is nutrition-packed milk with amazing flavor and an off the chart chocolate milk!

Dakin Dairy Farms is the only Florida dairy whose products are 100% locally produced. Our Plant, located in Myakka City, Florida, produces Milk and cheeses. In fact our plant produces more than 70,000 gallons of milk per week! The entire process is designed to be sustainable. Because our cows are grass fed our milk is special because it includes omega-3s and CLAs.

The Farm Market is open all year round offering fresh milk and cheese, Farm Market Cafe, ice cream, milk shakes and gifts!

Learn How to Homemade Butter from our Heavy Cream

The Dakin’s passion for farming, family and outdoor fun provided a natural environment for the development of an AgriTourism destination, offering guided educational farm tours, hayrides, and birthday parties. The Farm Market offers fresh Dakin milk and cheese. The Farm Market Cafè serves delicious lunches. Visitors can enjoy eating under the pavilion or picnic on the front porch. Campfires in the courtyard for roasting hot dogs & s'mores is available by appointment. After lunch kids can enjoy a hay jump,  toddler swings & slides, fossil dig, Sand Mountain, and feeding our goats and sheep! Make Dakin Dairy Farms your destination for family fun!

Mooove on down to the farm and celebrate farm-fresh milk at Dakin Dairy Farms!