Daily milk run: From Mesman Farm to Samish Bay Cheese
Cooperative farming in the Skagit
January 11, 2023
A high-tech La Conner organic dairy has entered into an old-fashioned agreement to supply fresh milk to Samish Bay Cheese. Both are members of Genuine Skagit Valley, the marketing organization that supports growers and producers in the county.
Mesman Farm, just east of town, has signed a three-year deal to haul milk six days a week to the Bow cheese maker, a 200-acre operation intent on growing its business.
Samish Bay Cheese has a mixed herd of mostly milking shorthorns and has been making its own cheese for more than two decades. Mesman Farm milk has supplemented that supply since the e...