August 29, 2023 - 4:19 pm - Posted in News

Larchwood, Iowa — A Larchwood commercial dairy, which has been selling milk and many other dairy products to consumers through grocery stores in the tri-state area has decided to stop selling fluid milk products.

Officials at Stensland Family Farms tell us that after much consideration, they as a family have decided to discontinue bottling the fluid products.

A statement says that when Stensland Family Farms began their creamery seven years ago, the original goal was “to produce the best ice cream in the Midwest.” They tell us that after several months of research and development, “we created a premium ice cream, which in turn led us to have a surplus of milk. We didn’t want this by-product to go to waste, so we began bottling.”

They say that half gallons were set to be launched mid-August. The half gallons were to replace gallon jugs and included all new labeling, as advertised on cooler doors at various retailers.

But Stensland officials say that unfortunately, with the demanding state of the market, increasing labor and material costs, they’ve decided to eliminate fluid milk from their current line of premium dairy products.

They tell us their last bottling day will be September 6th, with last deliveries to various retail locations on Friday, September 8th. They also say this will not affect any of their other non-fluid products. They will continue to sell ice cream, pizza, freeze-dried treats, breaded cheese curds, block cheese, beef jerky, and meat sticks.

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