[EATYALL Podcast #32] Behind the Scenes at Richlands Dairy Farm with T. R. Jones & Coley Drinkwater
Dairy Farming – Did You Know?
Creating mouth watering ice cream and butter happens due to dairy farmers working around the clock. They cater to the milking cows while also keeping the farm clean and habitable. What’s more intimidating is the fact that there are less than 40,000 dairy farms left in the United States now! Which is less than a half a percent of our population. Thankfully, Richlands Dairy Farm stands strong and still has fun doing their work every day!
The vast and beautiful Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia is over 270 years old, making it a little older than the country! They’ve been able to bring exposure to the dairy farms in an unconventional way. By utilizing TikTok, and its incredible power to bring likeminded people together, Richlands Dairy Farm has brought exposure to the plight of family dairy farms. This multi-generational family farm has captured the hearts of more than a hundred thousand people on TikTok to date, and they continue to draw people to the farm for its exceptional cleanliness and unmatchable care given to the animals there.
Join Andy in today’s episode as he interviews Coley Drinkwater and her brother T. R. Jones, from the family behind Richlands Dairy Farm. Coley shares their family’s journey to invest in a creamery to save the family farm, and T. R. expounds on his roller-coaster journey, making known the struggle and sweat that went into the making of the creamery. He also talks about the unanticipated surge in the number of followers they witnessed on their social media accounts and how he keeps positivity alive in the unprecedented times of today!
The EATYALL Podcast is hosted by Andy Chapman, Chief Relationship Officer and founder of EATYALL. EATYALL helps food farmers and artisan food makers connect to chefs and consumers who are looking for better ingredients.
This podcast was made possible through a partnership with The Dairy Alliance.